upholstery

[ uhp-hohl-stuh-ree, -stree, uh-pohl- ]
/ ʌpˈhoʊl stə ri, -stri, əˈpoʊl- /

noun, plural up·hol·ster·ies.

the materials used to cushion and cover furniture.
the business of an upholsterer.

QUIZZES

LEARN THE SPANISH WORDS FOR THESE COMMON ANIMALS!

Are you learning Spanish? Or do you just have an interest in foreign languages? Either way, this quiz on Spanish words for animals is for you.
Question 1 of 13
How do you say “cat” 🐈 in Spanish?

Origin of upholstery

First recorded in 1640–50; upholster(er) + -y3

OTHER WORDS FROM upholstery

re·up·hol·ster·y, noun, plural re·up·hol·ster·ies.
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2021

Example sentences from the Web for upholstery

British Dictionary definitions for upholstery

upholstery
/ (ʌpˈhəʊlstərɪ) /

noun plural -steries

the padding, covering, etc, of a piece of furniture
the business, work, or craft of upholstering
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012