Definition of brocade
1 : a rich silk fabric with raised patterns in gold and silver
2 : a fabric characterized by raised designs
Recent Examples of brocade from the Web
In another, a current of smoke wafts across the painting like a lazy jet stream, through a levitating circle seemingly made of shiny red ribbon, while the background pattern is green-on-green, a camouflagelike brocade.
Brocade was trading down 2-3/4 at 215-9/16, after hitting a low of 206.
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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: 1588See Words from the same year
BROCADE Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of brocade for English Language Learners
: a cloth with a raised design in gold or silver thread
BROCADE Defined for Kids
Definition of brocade for Students
: a cloth with a raised design woven into it
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