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

  • n. The art or process of needlework.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. The art or process of working with a needle esp. in embroidery or needlepoint.
  • n. The product of such art or process.
  • n. The occupation or employment of a person skilled in embroidery, needlepoint, etc.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. An article or articles created or assembled by needle and thread; needlework.
  • n. The art, process, or occupation of creating objects with needles, such as in crocheting, embroidery, quilting, or tapestry.

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

  • n. a creation created or assembled by needle and thread
  • n. work (such as sewing or embroidery) that is done with a needle


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