upholstery

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noun up·hol·stery \-st(ə-)rē\

Definition of upholstery

plural

upholsteries

  1. :  materials (as fabric, padding, and springs) used to make a soft covering especially for a seat

Examples of upholstery in a sentence

  1. an old chair that needs new upholstery

  2. He learned upholstery from his father.

Origin and Etymology of upholstery

Middle English upholdester upholsterer, from upholden to uphold, from up + holden to hold


First Known Use: 1597


UPHOLSTERY Defined for English Language Learners

upholstery

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noun up·hol·stery \-st(ə-)rē\

Definition of upholstery for English Language Learners

  • : the cloth, leather, etc., that covers a couch, chair, etc.

  • : the process or business of covering pieces of furniture with cloth, leather, etc.


UPHOLSTERY Defined for Kids

upholstery

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noun up·hol·stery \ˌəp-ˈhōl-stə-rē\

Definition of upholstery for Students

plural

upholsteries

  1. :  materials used to make a soft covering for a seat


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