[ uhp-hohl-ster, uh-pohl- ]
/ ʌpˈhoʊl stər, əˈpoʊl- /

verb (used with object)

to provide (chairs, sofas, etc.) with coverings, cushions, stuffing, springs, etc.
to furnish (an interior) with hangings, curtains, carpets, or the like.


Origin of upholster

1850–55, Americanism; back formation from upholsterer

Related forms

re·up·hol·ster, verb (used with object)un·up·hol·stered, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for upholstered


/ (ʌpˈhəʊlstə) /


(tr) to fit (chairs, sofas, etc) with padding, springs, webbing, and covering
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