- fabric woven with an elaborate design, especially one having a raised overall pattern.
- to weave with a raised design or figure.
Origin of brocade
Examples from the Web for brocaded
Historical Examples of brocaded
On his head he wore a scarlet bonnet, brocaded in gold with figures of animals.Richard I
He is nigh ragged, and takes it to heart that I should go in brocaded satin.The Life Of Sir John Falstaff
Robert B. Brough
She was glad she was wearing her best pink mull with the brocaded sash.Missy
But the soil on the brocaded folds of her white dress was no longer that of mud only.Lost Man's Lane
Anna Katharine Green
She left him on a brocaded sofa, shut the door and went away.Candide
- a rich fabric woven with a raised design, often using gold or silver threads
- (as modifier)brocade curtains
- (tr) to weave with such a design
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.