Definition of Darning

1. Noun. The act of mending a hole in a garment with crossing threads.

Generic synonyms: Fix, Fixing, Fixture, Mend, Mending, Repair, Reparation
Derivative terms: Darn

Definition of Darning

1. Verb. (present participle of darn) ¹

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Definition of Darning

1. things to be darned [n -S]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Darning

darn tootin'
darn tooting
darn well
darning (current term)
darning egg
darning eggs
darning mushroom
darning mushrooms
darning needle
darning needles
daroo tree
daroo trees

Literary usage of Darning

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. The Harvard Classics by Charles William Eliot (1909)
"THE darning-NEEDLE THERE was once a darning-needle, who thought herself so fine, ... said the darning-needle, and she drew a long thread after her, ..."

2. Art in Needlework: A Book about Embroidery by Lewis Foreman Day, Mary Buckle (1907)
"It is the peculiarity of darning and RUNNING that you make several stitches at one passing of ... darning and running amount practically to the same thing. ..."

3. Public School Methods (1921)
"darning, (a) RUNNING DARN. Thin places in stockinet or in woven material, and broken places in the latter may be strengthened by running darns. ..."

4. Textiles and Clothing by Kate Heintz Watson, American School of Home Economics (1911)
"Heavy cloth will need no inturned edges. The same precautions are necessary regarding warp and woof, pattern, etc. darning darning is usually done with a ..."

5. The Progressive Course in Reading by George I. Aldrich, Alexander Forbes (1900)
"In a humorous and interesting way, the broken and worthless darning needle is made ... There was once a darning needle who- thought herself so fine that she ..."

6. Household Arts for Home and School by Anna Maria Cooley, Wilhelmina H. Spohr (1920)
"Miss Ashley said that one should learn to use the machine for darning ... LESSON 35 darning STOCKINGS Have you ever darned your stockings or baby sister's ? ..."

7. Clothing and Health: An Elementary Textbook of Home Making by Helen Kinne, Anna Maria Cooley (1916)
"LESSON 10 THE darning STITCH Did you know that sometimes darning is used for decoration ... The darning stitch is nothing but fine running stitches placed ..."

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