What does embroidery mean?

Definitions for embroideryɛmˈbrɔɪ də ri, -dri

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word embroidery.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. embellishment, embroidery(noun)

    elaboration of an interpretation by the use of decorative (sometimes fictitious) detail

    "the mystery has been heightened by many embellishments in subsequent retellings"

  2. embroidery, fancywork(noun)

    decorative needlework


  1. embroidery(Noun)

    The ornamentation of fabric using needlework.

  2. embroidery(Noun)

    A piece of embroidered fabric.

  3. embroidery(Noun)

    The elaboration of an account etc. with details, especially when fictitious.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Embroidery(noun)

    needlework used to enrich textile fabrics, leather, etc.; also, the art of embroidering

  2. Embroidery(noun)

    diversified ornaments, especially by contrasted figures and colors; variegated decoration


  1. Embroidery

    Embroidery is the handicraft of decorating fabric or other materials with needle and thread or yarn. Embroidery may also incorporate other materials such as metal strips, pearls, beads, quills, and sequins. Embroidery is most often recommended for caps, hats, coats, blankets, dress shirts, denim, stockings, and golf shirts. Embroidery is available with a wide variety of thread or yarn color. A characteristic of embroidery is that the basic techniques or stitches of the earliest work—chain stitch, buttonhole or blanket stitch, running stitch, satin stitch, cross stitch—remain the fundamental techniques of hand embroidery today. Machine embroidery, arising in the early stages of the Industrial Revolution, mimics hand embroidery, especially in the use of chain stitches, but the "satin stitch" and hemming stitches of machine work rely on the use of multiple threads and resemble hand work in their appearance, not their construction.


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of embroidery in Chaldean Numerology is: 6

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of embroidery in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Mao Zedong:

    Revolution is not a dinner party, not an essay, nor a painting, nor a piece of embroidery it cannot be advanced softly, gradually, carefully, considerately, respectfully, politely, plainly and modestly.

  2. Noel Duan:

    This whole exhibition was about celebrating the influence of Chinese fashion -- yet no one understood the significance of Rihanna wearing a yellow cape with traditional Chinese embroidery, it's disappointing but not surprising.

  3. Mao Zedong:

    A revolution is not a dinner party, or writing an essay, or painting a picture, or doing embroidery; it cannot be so refined, so leisurely and gentle, so temperate, kind, courteous, restrained and magnanimous. A revolution is an insurrection, an act of violence by which one class overthrows another.

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