Brocade definition

brō-kād
A heavy fabric interwoven with a rich, raised design.
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A rich cloth with a raised design, as of silk, velvet, gold, or silver, woven into it.
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To weave a raised design into (cloth)
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(countable, uncountable) A thick heavy fabric into which raised patterns have been woven.
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An item decorated with brocade.
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To decorate fabric with raised woven patterns.
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Other Word Forms

Noun

Singular:
brocade
Plural:
brocades

Origin of brocade

  • Spanish or Portuguese brocado from Italian brocato from brocco twisted thread from Vulgar Latin brocca spike from Latin brocchus projecting of Celtic origin

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Occitan brocada and Spanish and Portuguese brocado, influenced by French brocart, from Italian broccato, from brocco, ultimately from Gaulish

    From Wiktionary