verb (used with object), bro·cad·ed, bro·cad·ing.
- broca's aphasia,
- broca's area,
- broca, paul,
- broccoli rabe,
Origin of brocade
Examples from the Web for brocade
Mrs. Obama was there in her Bordeaux-colored, brocade Michael Kors dress.Election Night 2012: Fashion of Jubilation And Mourning|Robin Givhan|November 7, 2012|DAILY BEAST
From his cloak he held out a brocade jacket, covered with fine metal work.Captives of the Flame|Samuel R. Delany
It is worse than the brocade and the sea-green petticoat my wicked cousins put on me.The Red City|S. Weir Mitchell
Her bodice was of plain satin, and the brocade was fastened on the bust with a stiff butterfly bow of the ribbon.The Mother of Washington and Her Times|Sara Agnes Rice Pryor
Her obi, or girdle, was brocade stiff with elegance, and probably cost more than all the rest of the costume.
This emblem is not exposed to public view: it is enveloped in silk and brocade and enclosed in a box at the back of the shrine.
- a rich fabric woven with a raised design, often using gold or silver threads
- (as modifier)brocade curtains
Word Origin for brocade
1560s, from Spanish brocado, from Italian broccato "embossed cloth," originally past participle of broccare "to stud, set with nails," from brocco "small nail," from Latin broccus "projecting, pointed" (see broach (n.)).
1650s (implied in brocaded), from brocade (n.). Related: Brocading.