worsted

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noun wor·sted \ˈwu̇s-təd, ˈwər-stəd\

Definition of worsted

  1. :  a smooth compact yarn from long wool fibers used especially for firm napless fabrics, carpeting, or knitting; also :  a fabric made from worsted yarns

worsted

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Examples of worsted in a sentence

  1. a suit made of worsted

Origin and Etymology of worsted

Middle English, from Worsted (now Worstead), England


First Known Use: 13th century


WORSTED Defined for English Language Learners

worsted

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noun wor·sted \ˈwu̇s-təd, ˈwər-stəd\

Definition of worsted for English Language Learners

  • : a type of cloth or yarn made from wool


WORSTED Defined for Kids

worsted

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noun wor·sted \ˈwu̇s-təd, ˈwərs-\

Definition of worsted for Students

  1. 1 :  a smooth yarn spun from long fibers of wool

  2. 2 :  a fabric woven from a worsted yarn


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