jacquard

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

b : jacquard loom

Jacquard

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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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 The soft jacquard knit scarf features the famous Ferrari shield repeated in a big pattern above a small fringed edge. Hannah Elliott, Bloomberg.com, "The Best Non-Car Stuff To Buy From Bentley, Porsche, and Rolls-Royce," 6 Apr. 2018 Cut Out Floral Mini Dress This gorgeous floral floral print jacquard mini dress is a perfect piece to wear on a date or to a special occasion (hello, wedding season!). Kami Phillips, PEOPLE.com, "The Outnet Sale Has the Best Designer Deals You'll See All Weekend," 8 June 2018 The Herfah by Naeema twist was to make it for women—and to use faux fur, metallic jacquards, silk tassels, and embroideries. Emily Farra, Vogue, "These Designers Are Changing the Look (and Future) of Fashion in Saudi Arabia," 23 Apr. 2018 The soft jacquard knit scarf features the famous Ferrari shield repeated in a big pattern above a small fringed edge. Hannah Elliott, Bloomberg.com, "The Best Non-Car Stuff To Buy From Bentley, Porsche, and Rolls-Royce," 6 Apr. 2018

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First Known Use of jacquard

Noun

1890, in the meaning defined at sense 2a

History and Etymology for jacquard

Noun

Joseph Jacquard

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