Definition of embroider
embroidererplay \im-ˈbrȯi-dər-ər\ noun
Examples of embroider in a Sentence
She embroidered tiny flowers on the baby's scarf.
a scarf embroidered with tiny flowers
He is known to embroider the truth about his service in the army.
Recent Examples of embroider from the Web
American workers also had to learn how to sew, shape and embroider the distinctive headwear, a popular style of which, the Wool 504, retails for $48.
Moods associated with Jewish culture and literature embroidered both the music and the choreography: the music evoked klezmer raucousness and piercing melancholy by turns, and the dancing alternated between ritualized and folk-dance exuberance.
Another trend is embroidered skirts and dresses and tops.
American workers also had to learn how to sew, shape, and embroider the distinctive headwear, a popular style of which, the Wool 504, retails for $48.
The patch is embroidered in white and blue thread, not heat-welded.
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Origin and Etymology of embroider
alteration of Middle English embroderen, from Anglo-French embrouder, from en- + brosder, brouder to embroider, of Germanic origin; akin to Old English brord point, byrst bristle
First Known Use: 14th centurySee Words from the same year
EMBROIDER Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of embroider for English Language Learners
: to sew a design on a piece of cloth
: to make (a story, the truth, etc.) more interesting by adding details that are not true or accurate
EMBROIDER Defined for Kids
Definition of embroider for Students
1 : to make with needlework She embroidered her initials.
2 : to decorate with needlework I'm embroidering a tablecloth.
3 : to make more interesting by exaggerating or adding details The story had been … embroidered in so many places, that nobody was quite sure what the truth was anymore. — J. K. Rowling, Goblet of Fire
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