tapestry

[t_ˈa_p_ə_s_t_ɹ_ˌɪ], [tˈapəstɹˌɪ], [tˈapəstɹˌɪ]

Definitions of tapestry:

  1.   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.
  2.   To hang, or adorn, with tapestry. – The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. 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.   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.
  5.   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.
  6.   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.
  7.   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.
  8.   To adorn with tapestry. – The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  9.   Tapestrying. – The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  10.   Kind of hangings with embroidered figures. – The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  11.   Tapestried. – The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.

Quotes for tapestry:

  1. The African -American experience is one of the most important threads in the American tapestry – Bill Frist
  2. 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
  3. 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
  4. 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
  5. The best thing on translation was said by Cervantes: translation is the other side of a tapestry – Leonardo Sciascia

Usage examples for tapestry:

  1. 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
  2. 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
  3. Tapestry making took on a new vigor and beauty because of their patronage. ” – Education: How Old The New by James J. Walsh
  4. “ 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
  5. 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.
  6. 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
  7. “ 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
  8. 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
  9. 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
  10. 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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