from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- transitive v. To ornament with needlework: embroider a pillow cover.
- transitive v. To make by means of needlework: embroider a design on a bedspread.
- transitive v. To add embellishments or fanciful details to: embroider the truth.
- intransitive v. To make needlework.
- intransitive v. To add embellishments or fanciful details.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- v. To stitch a decorative design on fabric with needle and thread of various colours.
- v. To add imaginary detail to a narrative to make it more interesting or acceptable.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- transitive v. To ornament with needlework.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- To decorate with ornamental needlework. See embroidery.
- To work with the needle upon a ground; produce or form in needlework, as a flower, a cipher, etc.: as, to embroider silver stars on velvet.
- Figuratively, to embellish; decorate with verbal or literary ornament; hence, to falsify or exaggerate: as, the story has been considerably embroidered.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- v. decorate with needlework
- v. add details to
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.
I can embroider names on baby blankets (my favorite baby gift to give), there are several different 'fancy' stitches, the buttonhole is very easy to use, you can attach a walking foot for quilting and you can also buy cards with embroidery designs to use in the machine.
He says he's in the process of developing a company website and licensing deals so he can embroider sports-team and other trademarked logos.
Ms. KLEIN: A group of women who decided to embroider, to kind of keep the art of embroidery alive, they decided to embroider pornographic images.
SIMON: I mean let's explain how it goes, practically, is people will come to him and they'll have a story about why they fled their country but he feels he's got to embroider it to have a chance of making an impression.
One gentleman said he would embroider a hat with FUBO on it.
One Club spent months collecting tiny bits of thread so they could embroider a gift for us.
We embroider in the Far East, for example, and our manufacturers are all over the world.