- The definition of a tapestry is a large piece of material woven or printed with decorative designs.
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.
An example of tapestry is covering a couch with a floral woven piece of material.
Origin of tapestryLate Middle English tapsterie, earlier tapicerie ; from Middle French tapisserie ; from Old French tapis, a carpet ; from Medieval Greek tap?tion ; from Gr, diminutive of tap?s (gen. tap?tos), a carpet, probably ; from Iran, as in Persian t?ftan, to twist, spin ; from Indo-European an unverified form temp- ; from base an unverified form ten-, to stretch from source thin
- a. A heavy cloth woven with rich, often varicolored designs or scenes, usually hung on walls for decoration and sometimes used to cover furniture.b. A cloth embroidered with designs or scenes, especially one made in the Middle Ages.
- Something felt to resemble a richly and complexly designed cloth: the tapestry of world history.
transitive verbtap·es·tried , tap·es·try·ing, tap·es·tries
- To hang or decorate with tapestry.
- To make, weave, or depict in a tapestry.
Origin of tapestryMiddle English tapiceri, tapstri, from Old French tapisserie, from tapisser, to cover with carpet, from tapis, carpet, from Greek tapētion, diminutive of tapēs, perhaps of Iranian origin.
(third-person singular simple present tapestries, present participle tapestrying, simple past and past participle tapestried) (intransitive)
- To decorate with tapestry, or as if with a tapestry.
tapestry - Computer Definition
(1) A framework for writing Web-based applications in Java from the Apache Jakarta Project. See Jakarta.
(2) A holographic optical disc from InPhase Technologies, Longmont, CO, designed for archiving data and video. InPhase was a spin-off of Lucent Technologies in 2000, and Tapestry was the first commercial holographic storage. In 2010, production began for a 300GB write-once, removable optical cartridge. However, InPhase went bankrupt in 2011, and Akonia Holographics acquired its assets in 2012 (www.akoniaholographics.com). A Disc That Didn't Spin Continuously Containing a photo polymer recording layer in the middle, the single platter was divided into thousands of optical "books" roughly one cubic millimeter in size. For reading and writing, the disc was rotated to the appropriate book, which held 330 1.4Mbit "binary holograms" (patterns of digital bits). Each hologram was recorded with one flash of a blue laser, and the amazing thing is that every hologram fully occupied the same physical space in the book. For more details, see holographic storage.