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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

  • Emma Stone's Grandmother Embroidered Flowers on Her Dress
    Aww Emma Stone is such a sweet granddaughter! Looks like granny got a hold of her simple blue dress, sewed some bling on it to make it extra fancy for her favorite little girl, and hung... Read more on this news related to 'Embroidered'
  • The Capitalist Touch: New Zealand Retrieves Fashion - Rodd & Gunn
    VideoNew Zealand-based Rodd & Gunn is a relatively recent introduction to American men’s fashion, but got its start back in 1946 when a Kiwi fishing and hunting enthusiast had his pet English Pointer embroidered on the chest of his bespoke dress shirts. These days the company has nearly 90 of [...] Read more on this news related to 'Embroidered'
  • Covington police will wear hats supporting child abuse prevention this week
    For the next few days, Covington police officers will wear blue baseball hats embroidered with the letters "C-A-P" - short for child abuse prevention - in yellow. The department has partnered with the Exchange Club of West St. Tammany, and... Read more on this news related to 'Embroidered'

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