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tapestry

[ tap-uh-stree ]
/ 藞t忙p 蓹 stri /
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noun, plural tap路es路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路es路tried, tap路es路try路ing.
to furnish, cover, or adorn with tapestry.
to represent or depict in a tapestry.
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Origin of tapestry

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

OTHER WORDS FROM tapestry

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

tapestry
/ (藞t忙p瑟str瑟) /

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
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition 漏 William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 漏 HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012
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