Definitions

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

  • noun A woman who does needlework, especially a seamstress.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun A woman who is an expert in sewing or embroidery, or one whose business is sewing or embroidery; specifically, a woman who earns a living by sewing; a seamstress.

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

  • noun A woman who does needlework; a seamstress.

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

  • noun A woman who works with a needle; a female embroiderer, sewer, etc.

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

  • noun someone who makes or mends dresses

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Examples

  • "Kista was the best needlewoman among us," I told him angrily.

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  • I was not a natural needlewoman but I did try hard.

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  • Alas, she will never make a needlewoman—and her work suffers because of her appalling untidiness.

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  • Alas, she will never make a needlewoman—and her work suffers because of her appalling untidiness.

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  • Alas, she will never make a needlewoman—and her work suffers because of her appalling untidiness.

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  • And as a needlewoman, I was instinctively drawn to gold thread.

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  • Alas, she will never make a needlewoman—and her work suffers because of her appalling untidiness.

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  • And as a needlewoman, I was instinctively drawn to gold thread.

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  • There was a small dressing-table in front of a long glass, and here the needlewoman sat, out of patience with

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  • At any hour of the day the passer-by could see the needlewoman seated in an old, red velvet chair, bending over an embroidery frame, and stitching indefatigably.

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