Definition of Openwork

1. Noun. Ornamental work (such as embroidery or latticework) having a pattern of openings.

Generic synonyms: Piece Of Work, Work



Definition of Openwork

1. n. Anything so constructed or manufactured (in needlework, carpentry, metal work, etc.) as to show openings through its substance; work that is perforated or pierced.

Definition of Openwork

1. Noun. Any of several forms of metalwork or needlework having decorative openings ¹

2. Noun. (mining) A quarry; an open cut. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Openwork

1. ornamental or structural work containing numerous openings [n -S]

Medical Definition of Openwork

1. 1. Anything so constructed or manufactured (in needlework, carpentry, metal work, etc) as to show openings through its substance; work that is perforated or pierced. 2. A quarry; an open cut. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Openwork

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openly
openm
openminded
openmouthed
openmouthedly
openmouthedness
openness
opennesses
opens
opens fire
openside
openside flanker
openside plane
opensides
openwork (current term)
openwork stocking
openwork stockings
openworks
opepe
opepes
oper
opera
opera bouffe
opera buffa
opera cake
opera citato
opera cloak
opera comique

Literary usage of Openwork

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1. A Select Collection of Old Plays: In Twelve Volumes ; with Additional Notes by Isaac Reed, Robert Dodsley, Octavius Gilchrist, John Payne Collier (1825)
"Master openwork. Baboon? then toss me in a blanket Mistress openwork. ... Master openwork. No; I'll stand the storm now, how fierce so e'er it blow. ..."

2. Old London Silver, Its History, Its Makers and Its Marks by Montague Howard (1903)
"138(1781) At South Kensington Museum Sugar-basins were made to match the creamers, but are now seldom met with. Sugar-baskets of openwork with glass linings ..."

3. A Select Collection of Old Plays: In Twelve Volumes by Robert Dodsley (1780)
"... openwork. Baboon ? then tofs me in a blanket. ... openwork. This does amaze me. Oh, God, oh, God, ..."

4. Temple Treasures of Japan by Garrett Chatfield Pier (1914)
"The carved and painted openwork panels of the interior are richly ornamented with late Kano School floral, bird and animal designs. The vines are especially ..."

5. The Emeryville Shellmound by Max Uhle (1910)
"Since the men make no tightly woven baskets, and the women make very few openwork baskets, it may be said in general terms that the upward turning of the ..."

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