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upholster definitions

WordNet (r) 3.0 (2005)

v
1: provide furniture with padding, springs, webbing, and covers

Merriam Webster's

transitive verb (-stered; upholstering) Etymology: back-formation from upholstery Date: 1849 to furnish with or as if with upholstery upholsterer noun

Oxford Reference Dictionary

v.tr. 1 provide (furniture) with upholstery. 2 furnish (a room etc.) with furniture, carpets, etc. Phrases and idioms: well-upholstered joc. (of a person) fat. Etymology: back-form. f. UPHOLSTERER

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

Upholster Up*hol"ster, v. t. [See Upholsterer.] To furnish (rooms, carriages, bedsteads, chairs, etc.) with hangings, coverings, cushions, etc.; to adorn with furnishings in cloth, velvet, silk, etc.; as, to upholster a couch; to upholster a room with curtains.

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

Upholster Up*hol"ster, n. 1. A broker. [Obs.] --Caxton. 2. An upholsterer. [Obs.] --Strype.

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

Upholsterer Up*hol"ster*er, n. [A substitution for older upholder, in OE., broker, tradesman, and formerly also written upholster, upholdster. See Upholder, and -ster.] One who provides hangings, coverings, cushions, curtains, and the like; one who upholsters. Upholsterer bee. (Zo["o]l.) See Poppy bee, under Poppy.



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