Origin of tapestried
- a fabric consisting of a warp upon which colored threads are woven by hand to produce a design, often pictorial, used for wall hangings, furniture coverings, etc.
- a machine-woven reproduction of this.
- to furnish, cover, or adorn with tapestry.
- to represent or depict in a tapestry.
Origin of tapestry
Examples from the Web for tapestried
Historical Examples of tapestried
The doctor selected the tapestried chamber for him as being most airy.
Then she went to Josephine's bedroom-door: it opened on the tapestried room.
He went back to his wife and knelt down on her tapestried cushion.The Day of Wrath
The halls and corridors of the mansion are tapestried with books.France and the Republic
William Henry Hurlbert
Behold him as he sits, within the tapestried chamber at Hampton Court!The Buccaneer
Mrs. S. C. Hall
- a heavy ornamental fabric, often in the form of a picture, used for wall hangings, furnishings, etc, and made by weaving coloured threads into a fixed warp
- another word for needlepoint
- a colourful and complicated situationthe rich tapestry of London life
Word Origin for tapestry
mid-15c., variant of tapissery (early 15c.), from Middle French tapisserie "tapestry" (14c.), from tapisser "to cover with heavy fabric," from tapis "heavy fabric," from Old French tapiz (12c.), from Vulgar Latin *tappetium, from Byzantine Greek tapetion, from classical Greek, diminutive of tapes (genitive tapetos) "tapestry, heavy fabric," probably from an Iranian source (cf. Persian taftan, tabidan "to turn, twist"). The figurative use is first recorded 1580s.