Materials used to embroider a peice of fabric.
An example of embroider is to add a border of flowers on a handkerchief using brightly colored thread.
- to ornament (fabric) with a design using special decorative stitches
- to make (a design, etc.) on fabric with such stitches
- to embellish (an account or report); add fanciful details to; exaggerate
Origin of embroiderMiddle English embrouderen from Old French embroder: see en- and broider
- to do embroidery
- to exaggerate
verbem·broi·dered, em·broi·der·ing, em·broi·ders
- To ornament with needlework: embroider a pillow cover.
- To make by means of needlework: embroider a design on a bedspread.
- To add embellishments or fanciful details to: embroider the truth.
- To make needlework.
- To add embellishments or fanciful details.
Origin of embroiderMiddle English embrouderen partly from embrouden ( from brouden, broiden braided, embroidered ) ( from Old English brogden ) ( past participle of bregdan to weave ; see braid . ) and partly from Old French embroder ( en- intensive pref. ; see en- 1. ) ( broder, brosder to embroider ) ( of Germanic origin )
(third-person singular simple present embroiders, present participle embroidering, simple past and past participle embroidered)