from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. Firm-textured, compactly twisted woolen yarn made from long-staple fibers.
- n. Fabric made from such yarn.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. Yarn made from long strands of wool.
- n. The fine, smooth fabric made from such wool yarn.
- v. Simple past tense and past participle of worst.
- adj. Defeated, overcome.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. Well-twisted yarn spun of long-staple wool which has been combed to lay the fibers parallel, used for carpets, cloth, hosiery, gloves, and the like.
- n. Fine and soft woolen yarn, untwisted or lightly twisted, used in knitting and embroidery.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A variety of woolen yarn or thread, spun from long-staple wool which has been combed, and in the spinning is twisted harder than is usual. It is knitted or woven into stockings, carpets, etc.
- n. Woolen yarn for ornamental needlework and knitting.
- Consisting of worsted; made of worsted yarn: as, worsted stockings.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. a woolen fabric with a hard textured surface and no nap; woven of worsted yarns
- n. a tightly twisted woolen yarn spun from long-staple wool
Middle English, variant of worthstede, after Worthstede (Worstead), a village of eastern England.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
Named after Worsted (now Worstead), a town in Norfolk, England. (Wiktionary)
Participle adjective of the verb worst. (Wiktionary)