Definitions of tapestry

  1. a wall hanging of heavy handwoven fabric with pictorial designs
  2. something that is felt to resemble a tapestry in its complexity; " the tapestry of European history"
  3. a heavy textile with a woven design; used for curtains and upholstery
  4. 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.
  5. To adorn with tapestry, or as with tapestry.
  6. A fabric in which threads are so woven as to form a picture.
  7. To hang, or adorn, with tapestry.
  8. Tapestried.
  9. Tapestrying.
  10. A kind of woven hangings of wool and silk, often enriched with gold and silver, representing figures of men, animals, landscapes, etc., and formerly much used for lining or covering the walls and furniture of apartments, churches, etc. Tapestry is made by a process intermediate between weaving and embroidery, being worked in a web with needles instead of a shuttle. Short lengths of thread of the special colors required for the design are worked in at the necessary places and fastened at the back of the texture. The term tapestry is also applied to a variety of woven fabrics having a multiplicity of colors in their design, which, however, have no other characteristic of true tapestry.
  11. To adorn with tapestry, or as if with tapestry. " The Trosachs wound, as now, between gigantic walls of rock tapestried with broom and wild roses."- Macaulay.
  12. Kind of hangings with embroidered figures.
  13. To adorn with tapestry.
  14. To hang with tapestry.
  15. A loosely woven, ornamental fabric used for hangings.
  16. A kind of woven hangings of wool and silk, often enriched with gold and silver, representing figures of men, animals, landscapes, & c.
  17. A kind of carpeting, used for hangings to the walls of rooms, coverings for thrones, chairs of state, & c., dyed of various colours, and often embroidered with gold and silver work; called also arras.
  18. To adorn with tapestry, or as if with it.

Usage examples for tapestry

  1. She had, however, no sooner raised the tapestry and scratched upon the door, than Marie, on learning who was without, desired that M. de Sully should be instantly admitted. – The Life of Marie de Medicis, Vol. 1 (of 3) by Julia Pardoe
  2. I made her sit in a vast armchair of tapestry in which she looked lost like a little child, and I took a stool at her feet. – Romance by Joseph Conrad and F.M. Hueffer
  3. And these were but drawings for tapestry – Lectures on the true, the beautiful and the good by Victor Cousin
  4. " I do not care for Rhodes tapestry – Paul Patoff by F. Marion Crawford
  5. The Queen had been waiting for them some time in one of the tapestry rooms near the guard- room. – Life of Her Most Gracious Majesty the Queen, (Victoria) Vol II by Sarah Tytler
  6. Body Brussels, although not affording such rich effects, also has many friends, and tapestry Brussels may be considered. – The Complete Home by Various
  7. The walls are hung with tapestry the figures of which are faded, and look like unsubstantial shapes melting away from sight. – Bracebridge Hall, or The Humorists by Washington Irving
  8. Billie closed her eyes and rested her cheek against the high tapestry back of the chair. – The Motor Maids by Rose, Shamrock and Thistle by Katherine Stokes
  9. Over this doorway hangs a tapestry you will grant me the privilege- not a great one for a future husband- of stepping behind it. – Lysbeth A Tale Of The Dutch by H. Rider Haggard
  10. Up, and to the office, where all the morning upon considerations on the Victualler's contract, and then home to dinner, where my wife is upon hanging the long chamber where the girl lies, with the sad stuff that was in the best chamber, in order to the hanging that with tapestry – Diary of Samuel Pepys, Complete Transcribed From The Shorthand Manuscript In The Pepysian Library Magdalene College Cambridge By The Rev. Mynors Bright by Samuel Pepys Commentator: Lord Braybrooke
  11. " You know, he adores me," she murmured, putting her nose into her tapestry again. – Four Meetings by Henry James
  12. From the former place nothing was taken away, except same of the king's tapestry which Stanhope was not ashamed to carry off, but which he did not long keep. – The Memoirs of Louis XIV., His Court and The Regency, Complete by Duc de Saint-Simon
  13. Yet Nature never set forth the earth in so rich tapestry as divers poets have done; neither with so pleasant rivers, fruitful trees, sweet- smelling flowers, nor whatsoever else may make the too- much- loved earth more lovely. – The Pleasures of Life by Sir John Lubbock
  14. Carnis resurrectionem- A shadow fell across the tapestry and glancing from the blessed symbol, he saw before him, kneeling on the rug, the figure of a woman. – Under the Rose by Frederic Stewart Isham
  15. This is what one can not do- look upon as a tapestry as a picture, as an object; the creature who has not asked to live and who suffers. – Cosmopolis, Complete by Paul Bourget Last Updated: March 3, 2009
  16. Tapestry making took on a new vigor and beauty because of their patronage. – Education: How Old The New by James J. Walsh
  17. It did not occur to me at the moment of examining this tapestry portrait that it might be purchased; but afterwards, while we were at luncheon, I thought possibly it might be bought, and asked Monsieur Damour, who sat next to me, what he thought about it. – A Journey Through France in War Time by Joseph G. Butler, Jr.
  18. They examined the two lower rooms on the ground and first floors, remarked on the thickness of the walls, shown by the depth of the window embrasures, which in older days had been put to sterner purposes; they admired the solid strength of the ties and hammer- beams in the roofs, and scrutinized the few articles of ancient furniture and tapestry the rooms contained, and the massive oaken iron- bound door which admitted to the garden. – The Hunt Ball Mystery by Magnay, William
  19. When alone, I talk to my flowers, to my tapestry they can understand me better, I think, than my father and mother, who are so grave. – Juana by Honore de Balzac