Tapestry definition

tăpĭ-strē
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.

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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.

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Something felt to resemble a richly and complexly designed cloth.

The tapestry of world history.

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A heavy cloth woven with rich, often varicolored designs or scenes, usually hung on walls for decoration and sometimes used to cover furniture.
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A cloth embroidered with designs or scenes, especially one made in the Middle Ages.
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To hang or decorate with tapestry.
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To make, weave, or depict in a tapestry.
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A heavy cloth woven by hand or machinery with decorative designs and pictures and used as a wall hanging, furniture covering, etc.
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To decorate as with a tapestry.
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(1) A framework for writing Web-based applications in Java from the Apache Jakarta Project. See Jakarta.
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A heavy woven cloth, often with decorative pictorial designs, normally hung on walls.
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(by extension) Anything with variegated or complex details.
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To decorate with tapestry, or as if with a tapestry.
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Other Word Forms

Noun

Singular:
tapestry
Plural:
tapestries

Origin of tapestry

  • Middle 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

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