verb (used with object)
verb (used without object)
Origin of embroider
Examples from the Web for embroider
He does not feel the need to embroider every note with a facial expression or a flick of the wrist.
It also takes years of training to be able to sew, embroider, bead, and otherwise embellish these clothes.Chanel, Armani, and Givenchy Present Their Haute-Couture Collections in Paris|Robin Givhan|July 4, 2012|DAILY BEAST
When Christian tries to speak for himself and says "I love you," Roxane instructs him to "Embroider it."
The question almost occurs: with what can one not embroider?Art in Needlework|Lewis F. Day
Marushka learned to embroider, to sew, to mend, to clean the floors and to cook.Our Little Hungarian Cousin|Mary F. Nixon-Roulet
Maud did embroider a banner once for her brother; it is in the hail.Sybil|Benjamin Disraeli
She intended to embroider a broad blue riband with this legend: "To my little son."The Soul of Susan Yellam|Horace Annesley Vachell
She tried to embroider, as she sat alone and waited for something to happen, but her nerveless fingers would not hold the needle.Mary Louise Solves a Mystery|L. Frank Baum
British Dictionary definitions for embroider
Word Origin for embroider
Word Origin and History for embroider
late 14c., from Anglo-French enbrouder, from en- "in" (see en- (1)) + broisder "embroider," from Frankish *brozdon, from Proto-Germanic *bruzdajanan. Spelling with -oi- is from c.1600, perhaps by influence of broiden, irregular alternative Middle English past participle of braid (v.). Related: Embroidered; embroidering.