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 brocaded
Each member wore a brocaded waistcoat, rode his own horse, and was everywhere respected, as a gentleman.Their Majesties' Servants (Volume 1 of 3)|John Doran
King Richard wore a short rose-colored satin skirt, with a brocaded mantle embroidered in silver.Agnes Strickland's Queens of England, Vol. I. (of III)|Rosalie Kaufman
She looked across the room to where Elma sat, resting her head against a brocaded blue cushion.Flaming June|Mrs. George de Horne Vaizey
The lady herself wears a robe of brocaded crimson velvet, with large branches of beaten gold on it.A Decade of Italian Women, vol. I (of 2)|T. Adolphus Trollope
It was a soft, creamy yellow silk, with a design of brocaded pink rosebuds all over it.Lucy Maud Montgomery Short Stories, 1904|Lucy Maud Montgomery
- 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.