verb (used with object)

to embroider.

Origin of broider

1400–50; late Middle English, variant of browder, Middle English broide(n), browde(n) (past participle, taken as infinitive of braid) + -er6
Related formsbroi·der·er, nounbroi·der·y, noun Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for broider

Historical Examples of broider

  • But I am sure the woman who can broider like this, is clever enough to make a row of harebells and ferns!

    Earl Hubert's Daughter

    Emily Sarah Holt

  • I am the handmaid of the earth, I broider fair her glorious gown, And deck her on her days of mirth With many a garland of renown.

    Poems by the Way

    William Morris

  • I'll broider with my spray Stone bridge and granite quay, And bear great ships away Unto the long wide sea.

  • And I cannot broider altar-cloths and I will not try—but I can shoot with any man at the flying mark.

    Joan of the Sword Hand

    S(amuel) R(utherford) Crockett

British Dictionary definitions for broider



(tr) an archaic word for embroider

Word Origin for broider

C15: from Old French brosder, of Germanic origin; see embroider
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