from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A fabric with an intricately woven pattern.
- n. A special loom or the method employed in the weaving of a figured fabric.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. Fabric woven on a jacquard loom.
- n. Fabric resembling a jacquard, but woven by a different process.
- n. A jacquard loom.
- adj. Of or pertaining to a jacquard loom or the fabric it creates.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. Pertaining to, or invented by, Jacquard, a French mechanician, who died in 1834.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. An abbreviation of Jacquard loom or Jacquard attachment (which see, under loom).
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. a highly figured fabric woven on a Jacquard loom
- n. French inventor of the Jacquard loom that could automatically weave complicated patterns (1752-1834)
- n. a loom with an attachment for forming openings for the passage of the shuttle between the warp threads; used in weaving figured fabrics
After Joseph Marie Jacquard.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
Eponym, Joseph Marie Jacquard, inventor of the jacquard loom. (Wiktionary)