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needlework

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noun nee·dle·work \-ˌwərk\

Simple Definition of needlework

  • : things that are made by hand with a needle and thread

  • : the activity or art of making needlework

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of needlework

  1. 1 :  work done with a needle; especially :  work (as embroidery) other than plain sewing

  2. 2 :  the occupation of one who does needlework

needleworker

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Examples of needlework in a sentence

  1. She showed us a sample of her needlework.

  2. She still enjoys doing needlework.



14th Century

First Known Use of needlework

14th century


NEEDLEWORK Defined for Kids

needlework

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noun nee·dle·work \ˈnē-dəl-ˌwərk\

Definition of needlework for Students

  1. 1 :  things made by embroidery, knitting, or needlepoint

  2. 2 :  the activity or art of making things by embroidery, knitting, or needlepoint





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