The definition of a tapestry is a large piece of material woven or printed with decorative designs.(noun)
An example of a tapestry is a large fabric wall hanging with the Hindu god Shiva woven into it.
Tapestry is defined as to hang or drape a large piece of decorative woven cloth.(verb)
An example of tapestry is covering a couch with a floral woven piece of material.
See tapestry in Webster's New World College Dictionary
noun pl. tapestries
Origin: LME tapsterie, earlier tapicerie < MFr tapisserie < OFr tapis, a carpet < MGr tapētion < Gr, dim. of tapēs (gen. tapētos), a carpet, prob. < Iran, as in Pers tāftan, to twist, spin < IE *temp- < base *ten-, to stretch > thin
See tapestry in American Heritage Dictionary 4
noun pl. tap·es·tries
Origin: Middle English tapiceri, tapstri
Origin: , from Old French tapisserie
Origin: , from tapisser, to cover with carpet
Origin: , from tapis, carpet
Origin: , from Greek tapētion
Origin: , diminutive of tapēs
Origin: , perhaps of Iranian origin.
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