Embroider

  • 1 Embroider — Em*broid er, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Embroidered}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Embroidering}.] [OE. embrouden. See {Broider}.] To ornament with needlework; as, to embroider a scarf. [1913 Webster] Thou shalt embroider the coat of fine linen. Ex. xxviii. 39.… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 2 embroider — (v.) late 14c., from Anglo French enbrouder, from en in (see EN (Cf. en ) (1)) + broisder embroider, from Frankish *brozdon, from P.Gmc. *bruzdajanan. Spelling with oi is from c.1600, perhaps by influence of broiden, irregular alternative Middle… …

    Etymology dictionary

  • 3 embroider — [v1] add fancy stitching, adornment beautify, bedeck, braid, color, cross stitch, deck, decorate, embellish, fix up, garnish, gild, gussy up*, knit, ornament, pattern, quilt, spruce up*, stitch, weave pattern, work; concepts 177,218 embroider… …

    New thesaurus

  • 4 embroider — index camouflage, cloak, clothe, embellish, falsify, invent (falsify), misrepresent, slant …

    Law dictionary

  • 5 embroider — ► VERB 1) sew decorative needlework patterns on. 2) add fictitious or exaggerated details to. DERIVATIVES embroiderer noun. ORIGIN Old French enbrouder …

    English terms dictionary

  • 6 embroider — [em broi′dər, imbroi′dər] vt. [ME embrouderen < OFr embroder: see EN 1 & BROIDER] 1. to ornament (fabric) with a design in needlework 2. to make (a design, etc.) on fabric with needlework 3. to embellish (an account or report); add fanciful… …

    English World dictionary

  • 7 embroider — em|broi|der [ımˈbrɔıdə US ər] v [Date: 1300 1400; : Anglo French; Origin: enbrouder, from Old French brouder to embroider ] 1.) [I and T] to decorate cloth by sewing a pattern, picture, or words on it with coloured threads embroider sth with sth… …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 8 embroider — verb (embroidered; embroidering) Etymology: alteration of Middle English embroderen, from Anglo French embrouder, from en + brosder, brouder to embroider, of Germanic origin; akin to Old English brord point, byrst bristle Date: 14th century… …

    New Collegiate Dictionary

  • 9 embroider — [[t]ɪmbrɔ͟ɪdə(r)[/t]] embroiders, embroidering, embroidered 1) VERB If something such as clothing or cloth is embroidered with a design, the design is stitched into it. [be V ed with/in n] The collar was embroidered with very small red… …

    English dictionary

  • 10 embroider — UK [ɪmˈbrɔɪdə(r)] / US [ɪmˈbrɔɪdər] verb [intransitive/transitive] Word forms embroider : present tense I/you/we/they embroider he/she/it embroiders present participle embroidering past tense embroidered past participle embroidered 1) to decorate …

    English dictionary

  • 11 embroider — verb ADVERB ▪ beautifully, delicately, exquisitely, finely ▪ elaborately ▪ heavily, richly ▪ a robe of richl …

    Collocations dictionary

  • 12 embroider — v. (D; tr.) to embroider for (she embroidered a towel for me) * * * [ɪm brɔɪdə] (D;tr.) to embroiderfor (she embroidered a towel for me) …

    Combinatory dictionary

  • 13 embroider — I (Roget s IV) v. 1. [To adorn with needlework] Syn. stitch, knit, quilt, braid, weave, pattern, ornament, embellish, enrich, garnish, deck, bedeck, decorate, work, gild, pattern; see also decorate . 2. [To exaggerate] Syn. embellish, falsify,… …

    English dictionary for students

  • 14 embroider — /ɛmˈbrɔɪdə / (say em broyduh) verb (t) 1. to decorate with ornamental needlework. 2. to produce or form in needlework. 3. to adorn or embellish rhetorically, especially with fictitious additions: * We can t go on he said … Short, curt, too tired… …

    Australian English dictionary

  • 15 embroider — embroiderer, n. /em broy deuhr/, v.t. 1. to decorate with ornamental needlework. 2. to produce or form in needlework. 3. to adorn or embellish rhetorically, esp. with ornate language or fictitious details: He embroidered the account of the… …

    Universalium

  • 16 embroider — verb a) To stitch a decorative design on fabric with needle and thread of various colours. b) To add imaginary detail to a narrative to make it more interesting or acceptable …

    Wiktionary

  • 17 Embroider —    The art of embroidery was known to the Jews (Ex. 26:36; 35:35; 38:23; Judg. 5:30; Ps. 45:14). The skill of the women in this art was seen in the preparation of the sacerdotal robes of the high priest (Ex. 28). It seems that the art became… …

    Easton's Bible Dictionary

  • 18 embroider — Synonyms and related words: adorn, aggrandize, amplify, applique, array, baste, beautify, bedeck, bedizen, belie, bind, blazon, build up, buttonhole, camouflage, color, convolute, crochet, cross stitch, dandify, deck, deck out, decorate, disguise …

    Moby Thesaurus

  • 19 embroider — em|broi|der [ ım brɔıdər ] verb intransitive or transitive 1. ) to decorate cloth with a design of colored stitches: an embroidered handkerchief 2. ) to make a story or an account of an event more interesting by adding details you have invented …

    Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • 20 embroider — em·broi·der || ɪm brɔɪdÉ™ v. decorate with ornamental needlework …

    English contemporary dictionary