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Meaning of EMBROIDER

Pronunciation:  em'broydur

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [v]  add details to
  2. [v]  decorate with needlework

EMBROIDER is a 9 letter word that starts with E.


 Synonyms: aggrandise, aggrandize, blow up, broider, dramatise, dramatize, embellish, lard, pad
 See Also: adorn, amplify, beautify, decorate, embellish, exaggerate, glorify, grace, hyerbolise, hyperbolize, magnify, ornament, overdraw, overstate, purl, run up, sew, sew together, stitch



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\Em*broid"er\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Embroidered}; p.
pr. & vb. n. {Embroidering}.] [OE. embrouden. See {Broider}.]
To ornament with needlework; as, to embroider a scarf.

      Thou shalt embroider the coat of fine linen. --Ex.
                                               xxviii. 39.

Easton Bible Dictionary

The art of embroidery was known to the Jews (Ex. 26:36; 35:35; 38:23; Judg. 5:30; Ps. 45:14). The skill of the women in this art was seen in the preparation of the sacerdotal robes of the high priest (Ex. 28). It seems that the art became hereditary in certain families (1 Chr. 4:21). The Assyrians were also noted for their embroidered robes (Ezek. 27:24).

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