Definition of Tapestry

1. Noun. Something that resembles a tapestry in its complex pictorial designs. "The tapestry of European history"

Generic synonyms: Complexity, Complexness

2. Noun. A heavy textile with a woven design; used for curtains and upholstery.
Exact synonyms: Tapis
Generic synonyms: Cloth, Fabric, Material, Textile

3. Noun. A wall hanging of heavy handwoven fabric with pictorial designs.
Exact synonyms: Arras
Terms within: Edging
Generic synonyms: Hanging, Wall Hanging

Definition of Tapestry

1. n. A fabric, usually of worsted, worked upon a warp of linen or other thread by hand, the designs being usually more or less pictorial and the stuff employed for wall hangings and the like. The term is also applied to different kinds of embroidery.

2. v. t. To adorn with tapestry, or as with tapestry.

Definition of Tapestry

1. Noun. A heavy woven cloth, often with decorative pictorial designs, normally hung on walls. ¹

2. Noun. (context: by extension) Anything with variegated or complex details. ¹

3. Verb. To decorate with tapestry, or as if with a tapestry. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Tapestry

1. to decorate with woven wall hangings [v -TRIED, -TRYING, -TRIES]

Medical Definition of Tapestry

1. Origin: F. Tapissere, fr. Tapisser to carpet, to hang, or cover with tapestry, fr. Tapis a carpet, carpeting, LL. Tapecius, fr. L. Tapete carpet, tapestry, Gr,. Cf. Tapis, Tippet. A fabric, usually of worsted, worked upon a warp of linen or other thread by hand, the designs being usually more or less pictorial and the stuff employed for wall hangings and the like. The term is also applied to different kinds of embroidery. Tapestry carpet, a kind of carpet, somewhat resembling Brussels, in which the warp is printed before weaving, so as to produce the figure in the cloth. Tapestry moth. Same as Carpet moth, under Carpet. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

Lexicographical Neighbors of Tapestry

taperingly
taperings
taperlike
taperness
tapers
taperstick
tapersticks
tapes
tapescript
tapescripts
tapespondent
tapespondents
tapesponding
tapestried
tapestries
tapestry moth
tapestrying
tapestrylike
tapet
tapeta
tapeta lucida
tapetail
tapetails
tapetal
tapetal light reflex
tapeti
tapetis
tapetochoroidal
tapetoretinal

Literary usage of Tapestry

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

1. The Century Dictionary: An Encyclopedic Lexicon of the English Language by William Dwight Whitney (1891)
"Hung or covered with tapestry. In vain on gilded roof they (all, ... Pieces of tapestry liave generally been employed for covering the walle of apartments, ..."

2. The History of the Norman Conquest of England: Its Causes and Its Results by Edward Augustus Freeman (1869)
"THE AUTHORITY OF THE BAYEUX tapestry. IT will be seen that, throughout this volume, I accept the witness of the Bayeux tapestry as one of my highest ..."

3. The History of the Norman Conquest of England: Its Causes and Its Results by Edward Augustus Freeman (1875)
"THE AUTHORITY OF THE BAYEUX tapestry. IT will be seen that, throughout this volume, I accept the witness of the Bayeux tapestry as one of my highest ..."

4. The History of the Norman Conquest of England: Its Causes and Its Results by Edward Augustus Freeman (1869)
"I believe the tapestry to have been made for Bishop Odo, and to have been most probably designed by him as an ornament for his newly rebuilt cathedral ..."

5. The Encyclopaedia Britannica: A Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, and General by Thomas Spencer Baynes (1888)
"In the 14th century tapestry began to be largely made, especially in Flanders, ... The designs on the very few existing samples of 14th-century tapestry ..."

6. The Gentleman's Magazine (1856)
"THE BAYEUX tapestry. The Bayeux tapestry elucidated. By Rev. John Collingwood Bruce, LL.DFSA &c. 1 in. Plates printed in colours. THE Bayeux tapestry is an ..."

7. Transactions of the Royal Historical Society by Royal Historical Society (Great Britain) (1877)
"Harold in the tapestry is represented as making oath to duke William, by which oath it ... In another part of the tapestry occur the words—" Hic dédit arma ..."

8. The Gentleman's Magazine (1856)
"THE BAYEUX tapestry. The Bayeux tapestry elucidated. By Rev. John Collingwood Brace, LL.DFSA &c. 'in. Plates printed in colours. THE Bayeux tapestry is an ..."

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