tapestry

[t_ˈa_p_ə_s_t_ɹ_ˌɪ], [tˈapəstɹˌɪ], [tˈapəstɹˌɪ]

Definitions of tapestry:

  1.   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. – Newage Dictionary DB
  2.   A loosely woven, ornamental fabric used for hangings. – The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  3.   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. – The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  4.   To adorn with tapestry, or as with tapestry. – Newage Dictionary DB
  5.   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. – The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  6.   a wall hanging of heavy handwoven fabric with pictorial designs – Wordnet Dictionary DB
  7.   To hang, or adorn, with tapestry. – The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  8.   Tapestried. – The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  9.   To hang with tapestry. – The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  10.   To adorn with tapestry, or as if with it. – Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  11.   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. – Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  12.   a heavy textile with a woven design; used for curtains and upholstery – Wordnet Dictionary DB
  13.   Tapestrying. – The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  14.   A kind of woven hangings of wool and silk, often enriched with gold and silver, representing figures of men, animals, landscapes, & c. – Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  15.   something that is felt to resemble a tapestry in its complexity; " the tapestry of European history" – Wordnet Dictionary DB
  16.   A fabric in which threads are so woven as to form a picture. – The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  17.   To adorn with tapestry. – The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  18.   Kind of hangings with embroidered figures. – The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.

Quotes for tapestry:

  1. Nature uses only the longest threads to weave her patterns, so that each small piece of her fabric reveals the organization of the entire tapestry – Richard P. Feynman
  2. The African -American experience is one of the most important threads in the American tapestry – Bill Frist
  3. A lot has been written about Tony Perkins and myself and I figured, Let's get it straight. I had a relationship with Tony for two to three years, but those are only threads in the tapestry of my whole life. – Tab Hunter
  4. The mind is like a richly woven tapestry in which the colors are distilled from the experiences of the senses, and the design drawn from the convolutions of the intellect. – Carson McCullers
  5. We don't accomplish anything in this world alone... and whatever happens is the result of the whole tapestry of one's life and all the weavings of individual threads form one to another that creates something. – Sandra Day O'Connor
  6. The best thing on translation was said by Cervantes: translation is the other side of a tapestry – Leonardo Sciascia

Usage examples for tapestry:

  1. 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.
  2. 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
  3. “ 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
  4. Body Brussels, although not affording such rich effects, also has many friends, and tapestry Brussels may be considered. ” – The Complete Home by Various
  5. 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
  6. 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
  7. “ " You know, he adores me," she murmured, putting her nose into her tapestry again. ” – Four Meetings by Henry James
  8. “ " I do not care for Rhodes tapestry – Paul Patoff by F. Marion Crawford
  9. 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
  10. 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
  11. 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
  12. Tapestry making took on a new vigor and beauty because of their patronage. ” – Education: How Old The New by James J. Walsh
  13. “ 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
  14. 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
  15. And these were but drawings for tapestry – Lectures on the true, the beautiful and the good by Victor Cousin
  16. 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
  17. 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
  18. “ 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
  19. 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

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