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Tapestry

Tapestry Meaning & Definition
Tapestry Definition And Meaning

What's The Definition Of Tapestry?

[n] a wall hanging of heavy handwoven fabric with pictorial designs
[n] a heavy textile with a woven design; used for curtains and upholstery
[n] something that is felt to resemble a tapestry in its complexity; "the tapestry of European history"

Synonyms | Synonyms for Tapestry: arras | tapis

Related Terms | Find terms related to Tapestry:

See Also | cloth | complexity | complexness | edging | fabric | hanging | material | textile | wall hanging

Tapestry In Webster's Dictionary

\Tap"es*try\, n.; pl. {Tapestries}. [F. tapissere, fr. tapisser to carpet, to hang, or cover with tapestry, fr. tapis a carpet, carpeting, LL. tapecius, fr. L. tapete carpet, tapestry, Gr. ?, ?. Cf. {Tapis}, {Tippet}.] A fabric, usually of worsted, worked upon a warp of linen or other thread by hand, the designs being usually more or less pictorial and the stuff employed for wall hangings and the like. The term is also applied to different kinds of embroidery. {Tapestry carpet}, a kind of carpet, somewhat resembling Brussels, in which the warp is printed before weaving, so as to produce the figure in the cloth. {Tapestry moth}. (Zo["o]l.) Same as {Carpet moth}, under {Carpet}.
\Tap"es*try\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Tapestried}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Tapestrying}.] To adorn with tapestry, or as with tapestry. The Trosachs wound, as now, between gigantic walls of rock tapestried with broom and wild roses. --Macaulay.

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