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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

tweedtwid(n.)

  1. a coarse wool cloth in a variety of weaves and colors, produced esp. in Scotland.

    Category: Textiles

  2. tweeds, garments made of this cloth.

Origin of tweed:

1835–45; appar. back formation from Scots tweedling twilling (now obs.), of obscure orig.

Tweedtwid(n.)

  1. William Marcy (“Boss Tweed”), 1823–78, U.S. politician.

    Category: Biography

  2. a river flowing E from S Scotland along part of the NE boundary of England into the North Sea. 97 mi. (156 km) long.

    Category: Geography (places)

Princeton's WordNet

  1. tweed(noun)

    thick woolen fabric used for clothing; originated in Scotland

  2. flannel, gabardine, tweed, white(noun)

    (usually in the plural) trousers made of flannel or gabardine or tweed or white cloth

Wiktionary

  1. tweed(Noun)

    A coarse woolen fabric used for clothing.

  2. Origin: * From tweel, with confusion with the River Tweed.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Tweed(noun)

    a soft and flexible fabric for men's wear, made wholly of wool except in some inferior kinds, the wool being dyed, usually in two colors, before weaving

Freebase

  1. Tweed

    Tweed is a rough, unfinished woollen fabric, of a soft, open, flexible texture, resembling cheviot or homespun, but more closely woven. It is made in either plain or twill weave and may have a check or herringbone pattern. Subdued, interesting colour effects are obtained by twisting together differently coloured woollen strands into a two- or three-ply yarn. Tweeds are desirable for informal outerwear, being moisture-resistant and durable. Tweeds are commonly worn for outdoor activities such as shooting and hunting, in both Ireland and the United Kingdom. "Lovat" is the name given to the green used in traditional Scottish tweed. In Ireland, tweed manufacturing is most associated with County Donegal in the Province of Ulster. Tweed is also commonly found covering vintage or retro guitar amplifiers, such as the Fender Tweed. Tweed has recently come back to fashion with high end stores and designers using it often.

The Nuttall Encyclopedia

  1. Tweed

    a famous river of Scotland, rises in the S. of Peeblesshire, and flows for 97 m. in a generally north-eastward direction; enters the German Ocean at Berwick; is a noted salmon river, and inseparably associated with the glories of Scottish literature and history.


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Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary

tweed(adjective)

(of) a kind of woollen cloth with a rough surface

His suit was (made of) tweed; a tweed jacket.

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