brocade

play
noun bro·cade \brō-ˈkād\

Definition of brocade

  1. 1 :  a rich silk fabric with raised patterns in gold and silver

  2. 2 :  a fabric characterized by raised designs

brocade

transitive verb

brocaded

adjective

Origin and Etymology of brocade

Spanish brocado, from Catalan brocat, from Italian broccato, from broccare to spur, brocade, from brocco small nail, from Latin broccus projecting


First Known Use: 1588

Other Textiles Terms


BROCADE Defined for English Language Learners

brocade

play
noun bro·cade \brō-ˈkād\

Definition of brocade for English Language Learners

  • : a cloth with a raised design in gold or silver thread


BROCADE Defined for Kids

brocade

play
noun bro·cade \brō-ˈkād\

Definition of brocade for Students

  1. :  a cloth with a raised design woven into it

brocaded

adjective


Seen and Heard

What made you want to look up brocade? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

WORD OF THE DAY

a harsh rebuke

Get Word of the Day daily email!

WORD GAMES

Take a 3-minute break and test your skills!

  • hot-dog--hot-dog--hot-dog--hot-dog-cat
  • Which of the following words is not a synonym for ‘a young person’?
Name That Thing

Test your visual vocabulary with our 10-question challenge!

TAKE THE QUIZ
SCRABBLE® Sprint

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ