Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun A decoration or ornament, as in needlework, made by cutting pieces of one material and applying them to the surface of another.
  • transitive verb To decorate by cutting pieces of one material and applying them to the surface of another.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • In modern dress and upholstery, applied or sewed on, or produced in this way.
  • More generally, said of one material, as metal, fixed upon another, in ornamental work: as, an enameled disk appliqué upon a surface of filigree, an ivory figure appliqué upon a Japanese lacquer, and the like.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • adjective Ornamented with a pattern (which has been cut out of another color or stuff) applied or transferred to a foundation

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun art Alternative spelling of applique.
  • verb transitive, art Alternative spelling of applique.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • verb sew on as a decoration
  • noun a decorative design made of one material sewn over another

Etymologies

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

[French, past participle of appliquer, to apply, from Latin applicāre, to affix; see apply.]

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