[ broi-der ]
/ ˈbrɔɪ dər /

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


broi·der·er, nounbroi·der·y, noun Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2020

Examples from the Web for broider

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

  • 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
  • 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

/ (ˈbrɔɪdə) /


(tr) an archaic word for embroider

Word Origin for broider

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