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
Following her escape from Winterfell at the start of season six, Sansa found inspiration in her roots for her strongest ensemble to date — a dark gown with a direwolf, the sigil of House Stark, embroidered across the chest.
More than a million stars are embroidered at the facility each year.
Women’s: Embroidered washed-silk shirt ($710); cropped silk pants ($425) hung on pickled-wood shelves.
All night, his band embroidered his songs with upscale leads and displays of keen proficiency.
Test runs of popular T-shirts bearing the names of area sports teams, along with sweatshirts, sweatpants, embroidered Polo shirts, button-up shirts, salesmen's samples and other items are packed into the boxes.
Voluminous sport coats that riffed on biker styles had subtly contradictory embroidery across the shoulders and, in a highly stylish touch, embroidered belts dangled from the waist.
From the main stage: St. Motel: The Los Angeles sextet delivered a gust of bright, catchy and slightly quirky indie-pop embroidered at times by fills and leads from its two-piece horn section.
A royal blue souvenir jacket with an orange lion embroidered on the back is $85.
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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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