noun, often capitalized, often attributive
jac·​quard | \ ˈja-ˌkärd \

Definition of jacquard 

(Entry 1 of 2)

1 : a fabric of intricate variegated weave or pattern
2a : the control mechanism of a Jacquard loom


biographical name
Jac·​quard | \ zha-ˈkär, ˈja-ˌkärd\

Definition of Jacquard (Entry 2 of 2)

Joseph-Marie 1752–1834 French inventor

Examples of jacquard in a Sentence

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For instance, Amber Heard, no shy flower, dove into fashion history by walking the red carpet for Aquaman in Pierpaolo Piccioli for Valentino’s jacquard bathing cap and matching gown. Edward Barsamian, Vogue, "10 Best Dressed: Week of December 3, 2018," 3 Dec. 2018 Pilotto and De Vos crafted those symbols into a garland motif that was then woven into a jacquard of silk, cotton and viscose blend in the Como region of Italy. Lauren Hubbard, Town & Country, "Everything That Princess Eugenie's Wedding Dress Had in Common with Meghan Markle's," 12 Oct. 2018 Slide Attico’s feathered jacquard pouch or Ming Ray’s crystal sac on your wrist for a night on the town, or go with Alexander Wang’s tongue-in-cheek credit card bag, which is made for your inner party girl. Madeline Fass, Vogue, "Goodbye, Box Bags! These Evening Pouches Are Perfect for Your Holiday Parties," 15 Nov. 2018 This fit with the royal tradition of being modest, but Princess Eugenie put her own spin on the gown with that slight off-the-shoulder fit and the jacquard print. Marina Liao, Marie Claire, "Princess Eugenie Walked Down the Aisle in a Peter Pilotto Wedding Gown," 12 Oct. 2018 The center console takes this idea even further; its surface is a mix of wood and a turquoise jacquard carpet that's also used to upholster the rear bench seat. Jonathan M. Gitlin, Ars Technica, "We got our first good look at BMW’s new electric iNext, on sale in 2021," 15 Sep. 2018 Luxury bodysuits were shown in the Spring 2018 runways of Dolce & Gabbana, left, and Versace, center; Zang Toi created a jacquard bodysuit, right, with matching cape for Fall 2018. Pia Catton, WSJ, "Serena Williams Can Rock a Bodysuit. Can You?," 5 June 2018 As fate would have it, Bailey himself reached out to Corden and Fisher to create a custom tuxedo in a bluish-black jacquard for the host to take down the red carpet last night. Maria Ward, Vogue, "James Corden and His Stylist on What It Takes to Create a Show-Stopping Grammy Wardrobe," 29 Jan. 2018 The opener came in boxy red jacquard, while another was khaki and had stripes of traditional Saudi fabric woven down the legs. Emily Farra, Vogue, "These Designers Are Changing the Look (and Future) of Fashion in Saudi Arabia," 23 Apr. 2018

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First Known Use of jacquard


1890, in the meaning defined at sense 2a

History and Etymology for jacquard


Joseph Jacquard

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