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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


  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


  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.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Tweed

    twēd, n. a kind of woollen twilled cloth of various patterns, much used for men's suits.—adj. made of tweed. [From a mistaken reading of 'tweels' upon an invoice; not, as supposed, from the Tweed valley.]

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.

Editors Contribution

  1. tweed

    A type of woolen fabric and product created and designed in various colors, woolen fabric, shapes, sizes and styles used for a variety of purposes.

    Tweed is used to make clothing, kilts, jackets, suits, blankets and a variety of other things.

    Submitted by MC Harmonious on January 27, 2016  

Etymology and Origins

  1. Tweed

    It is perfectly true that this cloth is fabricated in the vicinity of the River Tweed, but the name is really a corruption of “Twill,” which word, in an invoice sent to James Locke in London, being blotted, looked like “tweed,” and the customer thought the cloth might as well be called by that name as by its original.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of tweed in Chaldean Numerology is: 6

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of tweed in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3

Examples of tweed in a Sentence

  1. Hermione Gingold:

    Contrary to popular belief, English women do not wear tweed nightgowns.

  2. Peter De Vries:

    Confession is good for the soul only in the sense that a tweed coat is good for dandruff - it is a palliative rather than a remedy.

  3. Peter De Vries:

    Confession is good for the soul only in the sense that a tweed coat is good for dandruff -- it is a palliative rather than a remedy.

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