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Definition of "embroider" [em•broid•er]

  • To ornament with needlework: embroider a pillow cover. (verb-transitive)
  • To make by means of needlework: embroider a design on a bedspread. (verb-transitive)
  • To add embellishments or fanciful details to: embroider the truth. (verb-transitive)
  • To make needlework. (verb-intransitive)
  • To add embellishments or fanciful details. (verb-intransitive)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "embroider" in a sentence
  • "Th 'embroider'd hauberk, through the body, through"
  • "_Milton_! whose Muse Kisses th 'embroider'd Skies,"
  • "I wish I could pronounce "embroider" as "embroidree" and always have everyone know exactly what I mean."