[ jak-ahrd, juh-kahrd; French zha-kar ]

noun(often initial capital letter)
  1. a fabric with an elaborately woven pattern produced on a Jacquard loom.

Origin of jacquard

1850–55; named after J. M. Jacquard. See Jacquard loom

Words Nearby jacquard

Other definitions for Jacquard (2 of 2)

[ zhah-kahr ]

  1. Jo·seph Ma·rie [zhoh-zefmah-ree], /ʒoʊˈzɛf mɑˈri/, 1752–1834, French inventor.

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How to use jacquard in a sentence

  • American manufacturers are using the jacquard loom, a Lyonnais invention.

    Europe from a Motor Car | Russell Richardson
  • It is to jacquard that it owes its silk manufacture, and a statue of him properly graces the city.

    Cities of the Dawn | J. Ewing Ritchie
  • When you say a woman doesn't invent anything, I ask, Who invented the jacquard loom that wove every stitch you wear?

    Acres of Diamonds | Russell H. Conwell

British Dictionary definitions for Jacquard


/ (ˈdʒækɑːd, dʒəˈkɑːd, French ʒakar) /

  1. Also called: Jacquard weave a fabric in which the design is incorporated into the weave instead of being printed or dyed on

  2. Also called: Jacquard loom the loom that produces this fabric

Origin of Jacquard

C19: named after Joseph M. Jacquard (1752–1834), French inventor

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