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Definition of "tapestry" []

  • A heavy cloth woven with rich, often varicolored designs or scenes, usually hung on walls for decoration and sometimes used to cover furniture. (noun)
  • Something felt to resemble a richly and complexly designed cloth: the tapestry of world history. (noun)
  • To hang or decorate with tapestry. (verb-transitive)
  • To make, weave, or depict in a tapestry. (verb-transitive)

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 "tapestry" in a sentence
  • "Meanwhile as a backdrop the tapestry is an ongoing piece of work, as we say in the NHS."
  • "Nava's engagement in tapestry began in 1999 when he was commissioned to create 3 cycles of tapestries for the Cathedral of Our Lady of the Angels in Los Angeles."
  • "One memorable tapestry from the show is of a young woman with straight blonde hair who faces the viewer with some apparent shyness."