Worsted meaning

wo͝ostĭd, wûrstĭd
adjective
3
0
Natural or synthetic yarn of a medium weight.
noun
1
0
Made of worsted.
adjective
0
0
Yarn made from long strands of wool.
noun
0
0
The fine, smooth fabric made from such wool yarn.
noun
0
0
Advertisement
(fine wool fabric): gabardine, serge, tamin, whipcord.
hyponyms
0
0
Simple past tense and past participle of worst.
verb
0
0
A smooth, firmly twisted thread or yarn made from long-staple wool combed to make the fibers lie in the same direction.
noun
0
1
Fabric made from this, as gabardine or serge, with a smooth, hard surface.
noun
0
1

Origin of worsted

  • Middle English variant of worthstede after Worthstede (Worstead), a village of eastern England

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

  • Named after Worsted (now Worstead), a town in Norfolk, England.

    From Wiktionary

  • Participle adjective of the verb worst.

    From Wiktionary