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.
- tap·es·try·like, adjective
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How to use tapestry in a sentence
On his office wall, for instance, hangs a tapestry of a mushroom and a big, all-seeing eye.
They were joined by a small group carrying a tapestry of Jesus Christ.It began on a gold escalator. It may have ended at Four Seasons Total Landscaping. | Dan Zak, Karen Heller | November 8, 2020 | Washington Post
These varied dishes all contribute to the growing tapestry of American cuisine, a multi-dimensional story of adaptation, innovation, and survival.Why Do Fast-Casual Restaurants Get a Pass on Appropriation? | Jenny Dorsey | October 5, 2020 | Eater
Consider how you might adapt your keyword, bid and audience targeting strategy to account for the tapestry of varying school experiences and how those differ by school district.
Clark charted this decline in his newsletter, watching as globalization tugged at one thread after another in the tapestry of American industry.
Life is a series of seemingly throwaway moments strung together in a peculiar tapestry, and Linklater has captured it beautifully.Oscars 2015: The Daily Beast’s Picks, From Scarlett Johansson to ‘Boyhood’ | Marlow Stern | January 6, 2015 | THE DAILY BEAST
Manson brought Spahn many presents, one of them being a large tapestry of a horse.
While he does, my eyes caress the strange pop culture tapestry on display.The Revival of Kieran Culkin: A Reluctant Star Seizes the Spotlight | Marlow Stern | October 23, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
I am thrilled because the subject matter is rich, but I like that it is a tapestry of color, which is very much needed.Octavia Spencer on Hollywood and Race: The Film Roles I’m Offered Are Too Small | Marlow Stern | July 31, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
It looks as if it has been made from a Medieval tapestry, the colors rich and worn-looking.Here Comes the Bride…In Flaming Red: Two Centuries of Colorful Wedding Dresses | Liza Foreman | May 7, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
Marcella stood all this while, leaning against the tapestry, in a silent astonishment of thought and feeling.The Pastor's Fire-side Vol. 3 of 4 | Jane Porter
The walls and ceiling are covered with silk tapestry, which, however, has nothing but its antiquity to recommend it.A Woman's Journey Round the World | Ida Pfeiffer
Pictures, tapestry, antique articles of furniture which had been in the house for centuries still remained.The Everlasting Arms | Joseph Hocking
Embroidering on canvas, or tapestry work, opens a large field for taste and skill in execution.The Ladies' Book of Etiquette, and Manual of Politeness | Florence Hartley
The chairs and settees were old and covered with faded tapestry, representing subjects of the chase by Oudry and Desportes.Charles Baudelaire, His Life | Thophile Gautier
British Dictionary definitions for tapestry
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 situation: the rich tapestry of London life
- tapestried, adjective
- tapestry-like, adjective
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