needlework

noun nee·dle·work \ ˈnē-dᵊl-ˌwərk \
|Updated on: 14 Jul 2018

Definition of needlework

1 : work done with a needle; especially : work (such as embroidery) other than plain sewing
2 : the occupation of one who does needlework

needleworker

play \ˈnē-dᵊl-ˌwər-kər\ noun

Examples of needlework in a Sentence

  1. She showed us a sample of her needlework.

  2. She still enjoys doing needlework.

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First Known Use of needlework

14th century

in the meaning defined at sense 1

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needlework Synonyms


NEEDLEWORK Defined for English Language Learners

needlework

Definition of needlework for English Language Learners

  • : things that are made by hand with a needle and thread

  • : the activity or art of making needlework


NEEDLEWORK Defined for Kids

needlework

noun nee·dle·work \ ˈnē-dᵊl-ˌwərk \

Definition of needlework for Students

1 : things made by embroidery, knitting, or needlepoint
2 : the activity or art of making things by embroidery, knitting, or needlepoint


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