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tapestry

[ tap-uh-stree ]
/ ˈtæp ə stri /
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noun, plural tap·es·tries.

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.

verb (used with object), tap·es·tried, tap·es·try·ing.

to furnish, cover, or adorn with tapestry.
to represent or depict in a tapestry.

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Origin of tapestry

1400–50; late Middle English tapst(e)ry, tapistry<Middle French tapisserie carpeting. See tapis, -ery

OTHER WORDS FROM tapestry

tap·es·try·like, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for tapestry

tapestry
/ (ˈtæpɪstrɪ) /

noun plural -tries

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

Derived forms of tapestry

tapestried, adjectivetapestry-like, adjective

Word Origin for tapestry

C15: from Old French tapisserie carpeting, from Old French tapiz carpet; see tapis
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