What does tapestry mean?

Definitions for tapestryˈtæp ə stri

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

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


  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


  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.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Tapestry

    tap′es-tri, n. an ornamental textile used for the covering of walls and furniture, and for curtains and hangings—divided into two classes, according as they are made in high-warp (haute lisse) or low-warp (basse lisse) looms.—v.t. to adorn with tapestry—n. Tap′et (Spens.). [O. Fr. tapisserietapis; a carpet—L. tapete, a carpet, tapestry—Gr. tapēs, -etis—Pers. tabsch.]

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of tapestry in Chaldean Numerology is: 1

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of tapestry in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Commission Chairman Scott Jackson:

    This report represents a tapestry on ways we can help reduce those shootings and we hope states across the country take a good look.

  2. Douglas Smith:

    They are very different candidates, obama was 20 years younger. He was about to be the first African-American president. He presented a different tapestry for how you measure a candidate.

  3. Willie Mays:

    We are just reminded when we see these individuals on the stage what an incredible tapestry this country is, and what a great blessing to be in a nation where individuals as diverse, from wildly different backgrounds, can help to shape our dreams.

  4. The Sandy Hook Advisory Commission:

    Schools should be sanctified places where children can learn without fearing for their lives, but since Sandy Hook there have been more than 100 school shootings across the country, this report represents a tapestry on ways we can help reduce those shootings and we hope states across the country take a good look.

  5. John Adams:

    I must study politics and war that my sons may have liberty to study mathematics and philosophy. My sons ought to study mathematics and philosophy, geography, natural history, naval architecture, navigation, commerce, and agriculture, in order to give their children a right to study painting, poetry, music, architecture, statuary, tapestry, and porcelain.

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