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Brocade definitions

Webster's 1828 Dictionary

BROCA'DE, n. Silk stuff, variegated with gold and silver, or raised and enriched with flowers, foliage and other ornaments.

WordNet (r) 3.0 (2005)

n
1: thick heavy expensive material with a raised pattern v
1: weave a design into (textiles)

Merriam Webster's

noun Etymology: Spanish brocado, from Catalan brocat, from Italian broccato, from broccare to spur, brocade, from brocco small nail, from Latin broccus projecting Date: 1588 1. a rich silk fabric with raised patterns in gold and silver 2. a fabric characterized by raised designs brocade transitive verb brocaded adjective

Britannica Concise

Woven fabric having a raised floral or figured design that is introduced during the weaving process. The design, appearing only on the fabric face, is usually made in a satin or twill weave (see weaving). The background may be twill, satin, or plain weave. The rich, fairly heavy fabric is frequently used for evening dresses, draperies, and upholstery.

Oxford Reference Dictionary

n. & v. --n. a rich fabric with a silky finish woven with a raised pattern, and often with gold or silver thread. --v.tr. weave with this design. Etymology: Sp. & Port. brocado f. It. broccato f. brocco twisted thread

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

Brocade Bro*cade", n. [Sp. brocado (cf. It. broccato, F. brocart), fr. LL. brocare *prick, to figure (textile fabrics), to emboss (linen), to stitch. See Broach.] Silk stuff, woven with gold and silver threads, or ornamented with raised flowers, foliage, etc.; -- also applied to other stuffs thus wrought and enriched. A gala suit of faded brocade. --W. Irving.

Collin's Cobuild Dictionary

(brocades) Brocade is a thick, expensive material, often made of silk, with a raised pattern on it. ...a cream brocade waistcoat. N-MASS



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