Definition of Buckram

1. Noun. A coarse cotton fabric stiffened with glue; used in bookbinding and to stiffen clothing.

Generic synonyms: Cloth, Fabric, Material, Textile



2. Verb. Stiffen with or as with buckram. "Buckram the skirt"
Generic synonyms: Stiffen

3. Adjective. Rigidly formal. "His prose has a buckram quality"
Exact synonyms: Starchy, Stiff
Similar to: Formal
Derivative terms: Stiffness

Definition of Buckram

1. n. A coarse cloth of linen or hemp, stiffened with size or glue, used in garments to keep them in the form intended, and for wrappers to cover merchandise.

2. a. Made of buckram; as, a buckram suit.

3. v. t. To strengthen with buckram; to make stiff.

Definition of Buckram

1. Noun. A coarse cloth of linen or hemp, stiffened with size or glue, used in garments to keep them in the form intended, and for wrappers to cover merchandise. ¹

2. Verb. (transitive) To stiffen with or as if with buckram. ¹

3. Noun. (botany) A plant, ''Allium ursinum'', also called ramson, wild garlic, or bear garlic. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Buckram

1. to stiffen [v -ED, -ING, -S] - See also: stiffen

Medical Definition of Buckram

1. 1. A coarse cloth of linen or hemp, stiffened with size or glue, used in garments to keep them in the form intended, and for wrappers to cover merchandise. Buckram was formerly a very different material from that now known by the name. It was used for wearing apparel, etc. 2. A plant. See Ramson. Origin: OE. Bokeram, bougeren, OF. Boqueran, F. Bougran, MHG. Buckeram, LL. Buchiranus, boquerannus, fr. MHG. Boc, G. Bock, goat (as being made of goat's hair), or fr. F. Bouracan, by transposing the letter r. See Buck, Barracan. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Buckram

bucklered
bucklering
bucklers
buckles
buckleya
buckling
bucklings
buckminsterfullerene
buckminsterfullerenes
bucko
buckoes
buckos
buckra
buckrake
buckrakes
buckram (current term)
buckramed
buckraming
buckrammed
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bucks
bucks' parties
bucks' party
bucks for
bucks off
bucksaw
bucksaws
buckshee
buckshees

Literary usage of Buckram

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1. Juristic Science and Law by Roscoe Pound (1918)
"Fine Sets in our June List Books are Good and Prices Low Century Digest, 50 vols., buckram. Decennial Digest, 1897 to 1906, ..."

2. Cyclopaedia of English Literature: A Selection of the Choicest Productions by Robert Chambers, Robert Carruthers (1853)
"Ay, four in buckram suite. P. Henry. Pr'ythee, let him alone ; we shall have more anon. Fal. ... These nine in buckram, that I told thee of P. Henry. ..."

3. Journal of the American Oriental Society by American Oriental Society (1907)
"First and Second Half (1897) buckram, each 2.50 5.00 Vol. XIX. First Half (1898) full cloth 1.50 ... Second Half (1898) bound in full buckram 2.50 Vol. XX. ..."

4. British Books in Print by J. Whitaker & Sons (1902)
"Svo, half buckram, 6/- Vol. IV., Isaiah-Malachi. Svo, half buckram, 6,'- . Vol. ... 8vo, half buckram, 6,- . Special Subscription Terms on Application. ..."

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