worsted

noun wor·sted \ ˈwu̇-stəd , ˈwər-stəd \

Definition of worsted

: 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

adjective

Examples of worsted in a Sentence

  1. a suit made of worsted

Origin and Etymology of worsted

Middle English, from Worsted (now Worstead), England


WORSTED Defined for English Language Learners

worsted

noun

Definition of worsted for English Language Learners

  • : a type of cloth or yarn made from wool


WORSTED Defined for Kids

worsted

noun wor·sted \ ˈwu̇s-təd , ˈwərs- \

Definition of worsted for Students

1 : a smooth yarn spun from long fibers of wool
2 : a fabric woven from a worsted yarn


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