Definitions for tapestryˈtæp ə stri

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

tap•es•tryˈtæp ə stri(n.)(pl.)-tries

  1. (n.)a fabric consisting of a warp upon which colored threads are woven by hand to produce a reversible design, often pictorial, used for wall hangings, furniture coverings, etc.

    Category: Textiles

  2. a machine-woven, nonreversible reproduction of this.

    Category: Textiles

  3. (v.t.)to furnish, cover, or adorn with tapestry.

  4. to represent or depict in a tapestry.

Origin of tapestry:

1400–50; late ME tapst(e)ry, tapistry < MF tapisserie carpeting. See tapis

Princeton's WordNet

  1. tapestry(noun)

    something that resembles a tapestry in its complex pictorial designs

    "the tapestry of European history"

  2. tapestry, tapis(noun)

    a heavy textile with a woven design; used for curtains and upholstery

  3. tapestry, arras(noun)

    a wall hanging of heavy handwoven fabric with pictorial designs

Wiktionary

  1. tapestry(Noun)

    A heavy woven cloth, often with decorative pictorial designs, normally hung on walls.

  2. tapestry(Noun)

    Anything with variegated or complex details.

  3. tapestry(Verb)

    To decorate with tapestry, or as if with a tapestry.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Tapestry(noun)

    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

  2. Tapestry(verb)

    to adorn with tapestry, or as with tapestry

Freebase

  1. Tapestry

    Tapestry is a form of textile art, traditionally woven on a vertical loom. However, it can also be woven on a floor loom as well. It is composed of two sets of interlaced threads, those running parallel to the length and those parallel to the width; the warp threads are set up under tension on a loom, and the weft thread is passed back and forth across part or all of the warps. Tapestry is weft-faced weaving, in which all the warp threads are hidden in the completed work, unlike cloth weaving where both the warp and the weft threads may be visible. In tapestry weaving, weft yarns are typically discontinuous; the artisan interlaces each coloured weft back and forth in its own small pattern area. It is a plain weft-faced weave having weft threads of different colours worked over portions of the warp to form the design. Most weavers use a naturally based warp thread such as linen or cotton. The weft threads are usually wool or cotton, but may include silk, gold, silver, or other alternatives.


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