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Dictionary Meaning and Definition on 'Embroidered'

Embroidered Meaning and Definition from WordNet (r) 2.0
    embroidered adj : adorned with embroidery
Embroidered Meaning and Definition from Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)
    Embroider \Em*broid"er\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Embroidered; p. pr. & vb. n. Embroidering.] [OE. embrouden. See Broider.] To ornament with needlework; as, to embroider a scarf. Thou shalt embroider the coat of fine linen. --Ex. xxviii. 39.
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Wikipedia Meaning and Definition on 'Embroidered'

Embroidery is the art or handicraft of decorating fabric or other materials with needle and thread or yarn. Embroidery may also incorporate other materials such as metal strips, pearls, beads, quills, and sequins.

A characteristic of embroidery is that the basic techniques or stitches of the earliest work—chain stitch, buttonhole or blanket stitch, running stitch, satin stitch, cross stitch—remain the fundamental techniques of hand embroidery today.

Machine embroidery, arising in the early stages of the Industrial Revolution, mimics hand embroidery, especially in the use of chain stitches, but the "satin stitch" and hemming stitches of machine work rely on the use of multiple threads and resemble hand work in their appearance, not their construction.

The origins of embroidery are unknown, but early examples survive from ancient Egypt, Iron Age Northern Europe and Zhou Dynasty China. Examples of surviving Chinese chain stitch embroidery worked in silk thread have been dated to the Warring States period (5th-3rd century BC).

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'Embroidered' in famous quotation sentence

* In your clothes avoid too much gaudiness do not value yourself upon an embroidered gown and remember that a reasonable word, or an obliging look, will gain you more respect than all your fine trappings. - Sir George Savile

* Love is a canvas furnished by Nature and embroidered by imagination. - Francois Marie Arouet Voltaire

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Embroidered Sample Sentences in News

  • Woven with devotion: the sacred Islamic textiles of the Kaaba
     Hundreds of thousands of people travel every year to Mecca to pray inside the Grand Mosque and visit the house of Allah, the Kaaba. Weighing more than 670 kilograms, Quranic verses are beautifully and skillfully embroidered in different calligraphic forms by more than 200 talented artisans onto the kiswa, in threads of pure gold and silver. Kiswas and other sacr Read more on this news related to 'Embroidered'
  • Embroidered stretch-cady mini skirt
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  • WWI altar cloth back at London's St Paul's cathedral
    An altar cloth embroidered by 138 wounded World War I soldiers was to take its place again Sunday at Saint Paul's Cathedral in London to mark the centenary of the conflict's outbreak. The intricate needlework was commissioned for the national service of thanksgiving in July 1919 marking the end of the war the year before. On Sunday, the Bishop of London Ri Read more on this news related to 'Embroidered'

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