Definitions

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

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