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Spencer Tracy

Meaning of "embroider" in the English dictionary

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ETYMOLOGY OF THE WORD EMBROIDER

From Old French embroder.
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Etymology is the study of the origin of words and their changes in structure and significance.
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PRONUNCIATION OF EMBROIDER

embroider  [ɪmˈbrɔɪdə] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF EMBROIDER

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Embroider is a verb.
The verb is the part of the sentence that is conjugated and expresses action and state of being.

See the conjugation of the verb embroider in English.

WHAT DOES EMBROIDER MEAN IN ENGLISH?

embroider

Embroidery

Embroidery is the handicraft of decorating fabric or other materials with needle and thread or yarn. Embroidery may also incorporate other materials such as metal strips, pearls, beads, quills, and sequins. Embroidery is most often used on caps, hats, coats, blankets, dress shirts, denim, stockings, and golf shirts. Embroidery is available with a wide variety of thread or yarn color. Caucasus embroidery An interesting characteristic of embroidery is that the basic techniques or stitches on surviving examples of the earliest embroidery—chain stitch, buttonhole or blanket stitch, running stitch, satin stitch, cross stitch—remain the fundamental techniques of hand embroidery today.

Definition of embroider in the English dictionary

The first definition of embroider in the dictionary is to do decorative needlework. Other definition of embroider is to add fictitious or fanciful detail to. Embroider is also to add exaggerated or improbable details to.

CONJUGATION OF THE VERB TO EMBROIDER

PRESENT

Present
I embroider
you embroider
he/she/it embroiders
we embroider
you embroider
they embroider
Present continuous
I am embroidering
you are embroidering
he/she/it is embroidering
we are embroidering
you are embroidering
they are embroidering
Present perfect
I have embroidered
you have embroidered
he/she/it has embroidered
we have embroidered
you have embroidered
they have embroidered
Present perfect continuous
I have been embroidering
you have been embroidering
he/she/it has been embroidering
we have been embroidering
you have been embroidering
they have been embroidering
Present tense is used to refer to circumstances that exist at the present time or over a period that includes the present time. The present perfect refers to past events, although it can be considered to denote primarily the resulting present situation rather than the events themselves.

PAST

Past
I embroidered
you embroidered
he/she/it embroidered
we embroidered
you embroidered
they embroidered
Past continuous
I was embroidering
you were embroidering
he/she/it was embroidering
we were embroidering
you were embroidering
they were embroidering
Past perfect
I had embroidered
you had embroidered
he/she/it had embroidered
we had embroidered
you had embroidered
they had embroidered
Past perfect continuous
I had been embroidering
you had been embroidering
he/she/it had been embroidering
we had been embroidering
you had been embroidering
they had been embroidering
Past tense forms express circumstances existing at some time in the past,

FUTURE

Future
I will embroider
you will embroider
he/she/it will embroider
we will embroider
you will embroider
they will embroider
Future continuous
I will be embroidering
you will be embroidering
he/she/it will be embroidering
we will be embroidering
you will be embroidering
they will be embroidering
Future perfect
I will have embroidered
you will have embroidered
he/she/it will have embroidered
we will have embroidered
you will have embroidered
they will have embroidered
Future perfect continuous
I will have been embroidering
you will have been embroidering
he/she/it will have been embroidering
we will have been embroidering
you will have been embroidering
they will have been embroidering
The future is used to express circumstances that will occur at a later time.

CONDITIONAL

Conditional
I would embroider
you would embroider
he/she/it would embroider
we would embroider
you would embroider
they would embroider
Conditional continuous
I would be embroidering
you would be embroidering
he/she/it would be embroidering
we would be embroidering
you would be embroidering
they would be embroidering
Conditional perfect
I would have embroider
you would have embroider
he/she/it would have embroider
we would have embroider
you would have embroider
they would have embroider
Conditional perfect continuous
I would have been embroidering
you would have been embroidering
he/she/it would have been embroidering
we would have been embroidering
you would have been embroidering
they would have been embroidering
Conditional or "future-in-the-past" tense refers to hypothetical or possible actions.

IMPERATIVE

Imperative
you embroider
we let´s embroider
you embroider
The imperative is used to form commands or requests.
NONFINITE VERB FORMS
Infinitive
to embroider
Past participle
embroidered
Present Participle
embroidering
Infinitive shows the action beyond temporal perspective. The present participle or gerund shows the action during the session. The past participle shows the action after completion.

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH EMBROIDER


Ada
ˈeɪdə
aider
ˈeɪdə
avoider
əˈvɔɪdə
broider
ˈbrɔɪdə
collider
kəˈlaɪdə
consider
kənˈsɪdə
Ede
ˈeɪdə
Florida
ˈflɒrɪdə
Grenada
ɡrɛˈneɪdə
Ida
ˈaɪdə
insider
ˌɪnˈsaɪdə
moider
ˈmɔɪdə
provider
prəˈvaɪdə
reembroider
ˌriːɪmˈbrɔɪdə
rider
ˈraɪdə
sida
ˈsaɪdə
slider
ˈslaɪdə
spider
ˈspaɪdə
trader
ˈtreɪdə
voider
ˈvɔɪdə

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE EMBROIDER

embrasure
embrasured
embrave
embread
embreathe
embrittle
embrittlement
embrocate
embrocation
embroiderer
embroideries
embroidery
embroidery frame
embroidery silk
embroidery thread
embroil
embroiled
embroiler
embroilment
embrown

WORDS THAT END LIKE EMBROIDER

access provider
braider
cider
content provider
decider
divider
eider
glider
Guider
hard cider
horse rider
internet service provider
jumping spider
lowrider
nightrider
raider
reconsider
roughrider
service provider
strider

Synonyms and antonyms of embroider in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

SYNONYMS OF «EMBROIDER»

The following words have a similar or identical meaning as «embroider» and belong to the same grammatical category.
synonyms of embroider

Translation of «embroider» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF EMBROIDER

Find out the translation of embroider to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of embroider from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «embroider» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

刺绣
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

bordar
570 millions of speakers

English

embroider
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

कढ़ाई
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

يُطَرِّزُ
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

вышивать
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

bordar
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

অলঙ্কৃত করা
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

broder
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Menyulam
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

sticken
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

刺繍する
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

수를 놓다
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Nyulam
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

thêu
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

தையல் பூ
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

भटक्या
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

oyalamak
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

ricamare
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

wyhaftować
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

вишивати
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

a broda
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

κεντώ
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

borduur
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

brodera
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

brodere
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of embroider

TRENDS

TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «EMBROIDER»

The term «embroider» is regularly used and occupies the 55.128 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «EMBROIDER» OVER TIME

The graph expresses the annual evolution of the frequency of use of the word «embroider» during the past 500 years. Its implementation is based on analysing how often the term «embroider» appears in digitalised printed sources in English between the year 1500 and the present day.

Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about embroider

EXAMPLES

3 QUOTES WITH «EMBROIDER»

Famous quotes and sentences with the word embroider.
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Alice Sebold
I always had that sense of being censored for the things that I thought. Why is it wrong to embroider your pants, or paint with acrylics on your clothing? Why is that weird? Isn't it weirder to want to be like everyone else?
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Donna Tartt
The job of the novelist is to invent: to embroider, to color, to embellish, to make things up.
3
Spencer Tracy
Concentrate, don't embroider.

10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «EMBROIDER»

Discover the use of embroider in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to embroider and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
1
Sew Much Fun: 14 Projects to Stitch & Machine Embroider
A collection of designs and projects using an embroidery machine. There are 14 craft projects including a lap quilt, detail utility pail, placemats and flower-pot holders.
‎2002
2
Teach Yourself to Embroider
Rediscover the elegance of traditional embroidery.
Donna Kooler, 2001
3
Quilts, Baby!: 20 Cuddly Designs to Piece, Patch & Embroider
Modern, innovative, and exciting: if you’ve never associated these words with baby quilts before, you will now!
Linda Kopp, 2009
4
Nancy's Favorite 101 Notions: Sew, Quilt and Embroider with Ease
Helpful Notes from Nancy and Budget-Friendly tips are sprinkled throughout, as are illustrated mini-demonstrations. With Nancy's Favorite 101 Notions, you can find the tools that will make sewing easier, faster, more creative and more fun!
Nancy Zieman, 2010
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Embroider Everything Workshop: The Beginner's Guide to ...
Combining attitude and instruction, projects and inspiration--plus iron-on transfer pattern sheets and a perforated practice stitch card--"Embroider Everything Workshop" is a complete how-to.
Diana Rupp, 2011
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Applique Inside the Lines: 12 Quilt Projects to Embroider & ...
Remember the joys of a new coloring book and a big box of crayons? Re-create that childhood pleasure with Carol Armstrong's latest quilting innovation, "Applique Inside the Lines.
Carol Armstrong, 2003
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Fanciful Stitches, Colorful Quilts: 11 Easy Applique ...
Laura shows quilters how to make bright, cheerful fused applique quilts.
Laura Wasilowski, 2011
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Tudor Treasures to Embroider
Even today, Tudor designs inspire fashion wherever people desire elegance and practicality.
Pamela Warner, 2002
9
Heavenly Handmade Bags: Over 25 Designs to Stitch, Knit, ...
Features 25 beautiful little bags that you can create using simple embroidery, knitting, beading and patchwork designs.
Sue Hawkins, 2006
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To Embroider the Ground with Prayer
Teresa J. Scollon. To Embroider the Ground with Prayer ~ .1 ~ T'*.1m—- xx.' - 1- L \. 'I;>.'~\¥ \\ T \\\\\\\\\§\\ ~ .a.~ Poems by TERESA J. SCOLLON To Embroider the Ground with Prayer Made in Michigan Writers. Cover.
Teresa J. Scollon, 2012

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «EMBROIDER»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term embroider is used in the context of the following news items.
1
Indian Political Humour: Nothing to Laugh About
Of course a lot of political humour involves invective, which the rules of decorum oblige politicians to embroider creatively. ln 1978, Britain's ... «Firstpost, Jul 15»
2
Shop owner offers customized Judaica
Saks founded Judaica Central in 2010, after he was unable to find a Judaica shop willing to embroider a tefillin bag his fiancée bought him ... «Jewish News of Greater Phoenix, Jul 15»
3
Beauty and the beholder: Is homeless camp junk, or is it art?
As is the case with any folk legend, it's hard to know what's real and what's fable, especially because Beal himself tended to embroider the tales ... «The San Luis Obispo Tribune, Jul 15»
4
Children remark on their global inheritance
Guest artist Sara Norine James taught children at Metropolitan Ministries how to stitch and embroider, and results are colorful “water” curtains, ... «TBO.com, Jul 15»
5
The sky is … falling?
It specifically declined to embroider that ruling with implications for other forms of discrimination, such as housing. So there exists under that ... «Northwest Arkansas News, Jul 15»
6
The Many Contradictions of Mona Hatoum
A recent stint at the Pinacoteca in São Paulo, Brazil, produced six new works, including one in which she asked a group of women to embroider ... «New York Times, Jul 15»
7
RAM Group designs one-of-a-kind activewear
It also has a high level of customization, and can even embroider the customer's name into the collar of a shirt. In men's shirts alone, there are ... «BizTimes.com, Jul 15»
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Family affairs with Susan Hetherington 080715
Embroidering your love (10.10am -12.30pm, 12.40pm-3pm) - Learn basic embroidery techniques to design and embroider mementos of ... «ABC Online, Jul 15»
9
Lacoste Teams With Lesage
“I think the most tricky thing in terms of technique was to embroider metal on jersey, because it kept cutting into the material,” Barrère said at the ... «WWD, Jul 15»
10
Frank McGuinness on BBC1's 7/7 drama A Song for Jenny: 'I broke …
I do not want to embroider it, I do not want to intrude anywhere you have not written.'” To that end, he read and re-read the memoir. “She knew it ... «The Guardian, Jul 15»

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