from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun Work, such as sewing or embroidery, that is done with a needle.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun The work or occupation of one who uses the needle, especially in sewing.
  • noun Work produced by means of the needle, especially embroidery in all its forms, which is in this way discriminated from decoration produced by weaving, knitting, netting, etc.
  • noun In architecture, a form of construction combining a framework of timber and a plaster or masonry filling, employed very commonly in medieval houses, and for some partitions, etc.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun Work executed with a needle; sewed work; sewing; embroidery, crocheting, quilting, or tapestry, etc.; also, the art, process, or occupation of creating objects with needles.
  • noun The combination of timber and plaster making the outside framework of some houses.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun the art or process of working with a needle especially in embroidery or needlepoint.
  • noun the product of such art or process.
  • noun the occupation or employment of a person skilled in embroidery, needlepoint, ect.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun a creation created or assembled by needle and thread
  • noun work (such as sewing or embroidery) that is done with a needle


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