from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A heavy fabric interwoven with a rich, raised design.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A thick heavy fabric into which raised patterns have been woven.
- n. An item decorated with brocade.
- v. To decorate fabric with raised woven patterns.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. Silk stuff, woven with gold and silver threads, or ornamented with raised flowers, foliage, etc.; -- also applied to other stuffs thus wrought and enriched.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- To weave with a pattern in relief, for the ornamentation and enrichment of the fabric.
- n. A silken fabric variegated with gold and silver, or having raised flowers, foliage, and other ornaments: also applied to other stuffs wrought and enriched in like manner.
- n. A kind of bronze-powder used for decorating.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- v. weave a design into (textiles)
- n. thick heavy expensive material with a raised pattern
At a time when the market was full of what she called "brocade and chintz with cabbage roses," Florence introduced a style of her own influenced by the modernism of the Bauhaus school, and the hand-woven fabrics and prints she commissioned were clean and sophisticated, with few frills.
He is a gentleman, affable, well dressed in Chinese brocade, and less unresponsive than are most Chinese; it was indeed a pleasure to be "conducted" by him.
His wife rustled by his side in brocade which might almost stand alone for stiffness, propped upon heels that gave a majestic altitude to her tall, thin figure.
Quite a few collections really translated it in the idea of brocade: French tapestries, French wall coverings, French fabrics, he says.
In Autumn the leaves of the tree become purple or red, and they are so pretty that people call them "mountain brocade."
History served as a kind of brocade curtain, against which ordinary people (for the most part) strutted their stuff.
Wrap a turd in any kind of brocade and you still have-a turd.
The other three were nearly as lavish as the first, being made of "brocade," blue cloth of gold, and crimson velvet.
On one channel, someone was saying he'd consulted "the makeup ladies" and they said Michelle's dress was "brocade" so they were going with that.
“Sundus,” a kind of brocade (low Lat. brocare to figure cloth), silk worked in high relief with gold and silver.