- to provide (chairs, sofas, etc.) with coverings, cushions, stuffing, springs, etc.
- to furnish (an interior) with hangings, curtains, carpets, or the like.
Origin of upholster
Examples from the Web for reupholstered
And she steers her towards a solid built davenport that we'd been meanin' to have reupholstered anyway.The House of Torchy
The plush "set" had not gone to the auction room, however, but had been reupholstered with a serviceable "tapestry covering."Mrs. Balfame
Gertrude Franklin Horn Atherton
- (tr) to fit (chairs, sofas, etc) with padding, springs, webbing, and covering
Word Origin and History for reupholstered
1853, back-formation from upholsterer "tradesman who finishes or repairs articles of furniture" (1610s), from upholdester (early 15c.), formed with a diminutive (originally fem.) suffix, from obsolete Middle English noun upholder "dealer in small goods" (early 14c.), from upholden "to repair, uphold, keep from falling or sinking" (in this case, by stuffing); see uphold.