Definition of Embroider

1. Verb. Decorate with needlework. "They embroider the cape "

Exact synonyms: Broider
Entails: Run Up, Sew, Sew Together, Stitch
Specialized synonyms: Faggot, Fagot, Purl, Purl
Generic synonyms: Adorn, Beautify, Decorate, Embellish, Grace, Ornament
Derivative terms: Embroiderer, Embroidery



2. Verb. Add details to. "They won't embroider the story "

Definition of Embroider

1. v. t. To ornament with needlework; as, to embroider a scarf.

Definition of Embroider

1. Verb. To stitch a decorative design on fabric with needle and thread of various colours. ¹

2. Verb. (figuratively) To add imaginary detail to a narrative to make it more interesting or acceptable. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Embroider

1. [v -ED, -ING, -S]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Embroider

embrine
embrittle
embrittled
embrittlement
embrittlements
embrittles
embrittling
embrocate
embrocated
embrocates
embrocating
embrocation
embrocations
embroglio
embroglios
embroider (current term)
embroidered
embroiderer
embroiderers
embroideress
embroideresses
embroideries
embroidering
embroiderings
embroiders
embroidery
embroidery frame
embroidery hoop
embroidery needle
embroil

Literary usage of Embroider

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1. A Glossary: Or, Collection of Words, Phrases, Names, and Allusions to by Robert Nares (1859)
"Thy smock of silk both fine and white, With gold embroider'd gorgeously, Thy petticoat of ... embroider ..."

2. The Lusiad: Or, The Discovery of India: an Epic Poem by Luís de Camões, William Julius Mickle (1809)
"That other chief th' embroider' d silk displays, Tost o'er the deep whole years of weary days, ... embroider ..."

3. A Dictionary of the Bible, Comprising Its Antiquities, Biography, Geography edited by William Smith (1898)
"... in the AV — " broider," "embroider" (Ex. xxviii. 4, 39). It means stuff worked in a .... embroider ..."

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