What does upholstery mean?

Definitions for upholstery

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

Princeton's WordNet

  1. upholstery(noun)

    covering (padding and springs and webbing and fabric) on a piece of furniture

  2. upholstery(noun)

    the craft of upholstering


  1. upholstery(Noun)

    The craft or business of upholstering furniture.

  2. upholstery(Noun)

    The materials so used.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Upholstery(noun)

    the articles or goods supplied by upholsterers; the business or work of an upholsterer


  1. Upholstery

    Upholstery is the work of providing furniture, especially seats, with padding, springs, webbing, and fabric or leather covers. The word upholstery comes from the Middle English word upholder, which referred to a tradesman who held up his goods. The term is equally applicable to domestic, automobile, airplane and boat furniture. A person who works with upholstery is called an upholsterer; an apprentice upholsterer is sometimes called an outsider or trimmer. Traditional upholstery uses materials like coil springs, animal hair, coir, straw and hay, hessians, linen scrims, wadding, etc., and is done by hand, building each layer up. In contrast, modern upholsterers employ synthetic materials like dacron and vinyl, serpentine springs, and so on.

Editors Contribution

  1. Upholstery

    upholstery is any framed surface covered with upholstery materials for functional purposes.

    Covering a wall, dining chair. car seats, beds


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of upholstery in Chaldean Numerology is: 8

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of upholstery in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Frederick Simeone:

    He just had upholstery put it, that's all, and he put some writing on the side of the car, with house paint, but we were able to get that off.

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