Help Wordnik hunt for a million missing words by backing our Kickstarter!


from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • v. Simple past tense and past participle of embroider.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. decorated with embroidery.


Sorry, no etymologies found.


  • I saw the name embroidered on his coveralls, and added an awkward “David.”

    Arcane Circle

  • The instructor, a short, stocky, ex–Marine sergeant wearing black-rimmed glasses, navy pants, and a short-sleeved maroon shirt that had his name embroidered above the front pocket, was just what I would have expected.

    Muffins and Mayhem

  • Her sweatshirt was the proper colors: maroon with her name embroidered in gold on the left breast.

    She’s So Dead to Us

  • He pulled a brand-new glove with his name embroidered on it, and he gave it to me.


  • She hung everything on a hook beside the door and pulled on the crisp white lab coat that had been recently laundered and had her name embroidered on the pocket.


  • I want you to have some with my name embroidered on them angel.

    I Walked The Line

  • At school Chris wore a bright red and black racing jacket with his name embroidered on the front and “Babylon Drift Team” scripted on the back.

    sidewayz glory

  • He still uses cotton handkerchiefs, massive things, with old-style patterns on them, and his name embroidered into one corner.

    The Book of Chameleons

  • What my grandparents had for me was a brown leather briefcase with my name embroidered in gold letters on the outside.


  • In her hand was a maroon and white pennant with her name embroidered on it, the pennant they had given her in the hospital.

    The First Evil


Log in or sign up to get involved in the conversation. It's quick and easy.