noun, plural tap·es·tries.
verb (used with object), tap·es·tried, tap·es·try·ing.
Origin of tapestry
Examples from the Web for tapestry
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|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|DAILY BEAST
In a lovely circular twist, the tapestry's true subject turns out to be the luxe of which it's an example.
A tapestry like this was the ultimate luxury good and status symbol, worth so much more than a measly painting.
This tapestry was woven in Flanders in about 1500 for a noble French client.
The border of a tapestry must appertain, must be an integral part of the whole design for the sake of artistic harmony.
Alas for tapestry weaving of to-day, the usual modern cartoon is a staring anachronism, and a conglomerate of modes.
He raised himself amongst the down pillows, and contemplated the figures upon the tapestry in a drowsy reverie.John Marchmont's Legacy, Volumes I-III|Mary E. Braddon
That same evening, the tapestry was discovered in a trunk deposited in the cloak-room at the Gare Saint-Lazare.The Confessions of Arsne Lupin|Maurice Leblanc
The warm sun has dissipated the dew which rendered visible to our dull eyes the tapestry of the fields.Cornell Nature-Study Leaflets|Various
British Dictionary definitions for tapestry
noun plural -tries
Word Origin for tapestry
Word Origin and History 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.