Tapestry carpet
Tapestry Tap"es*try, n.; pl. {Tapestries}. [F. tapissere, fr. tapisser to carpet, to hang, or cover with tapestry, fr. tapis a carpet, carpeting, LL. tapecius, fr. L. tapete carpet, tapestry, Gr. ?, ?. Cf. {Tapis}, {Tippet}.] A fabric, usually of worsted, worked upon a warp of linen or other thread by hand, the designs being usually more or less pictorial and the stuff employed for wall hangings and the like. The term is also applied to different kinds of embroidery. [1913 Webster]

{Tapestry carpet}, a kind of carpet, somewhat resembling Brussels, in which the warp is printed before weaving, so as to produce the figure in the cloth.

{Tapestry moth}. (Zo["o]l.) Same as {Carpet moth}, under {Carpet}. [1913 Webster]


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  • tapestry carpet — noun : a carpet (as tapestry Brussels or tapestry velvet) in which the designs are printed in colors on the threads before the fabric is woven; especially : a carpet the threads of which are printed before even the warp is formed and which is… …   Useful english dictionary

  • tapestry carpet — tap′estry car pet n. tex a carpet resembling Brussels carpet, in which the pattern and colors are printed on the pile warp before weaving. Also called tap′estry Brus′sels …   From formal English to slang

  • tapestry carpet — noun Date: 1852 a carpet in which the designs are printed in colors on the threads before the fabric is woven …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • Tapestry — Tap es*try, n.; pl. {Tapestries}. [F. tapissere, fr. tapisser to carpet, to hang, or cover with tapestry, fr. tapis a carpet, carpeting, LL. tapecius, fr. L. tapete carpet, tapestry, Gr. ?, ?. Cf. {Tapis}, {Tippet}.] A fabric, usually of worsted …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Tapestry moth — Tapestry Tap es*try, n.; pl. {Tapestries}. [F. tapissere, fr. tapisser to carpet, to hang, or cover with tapestry, fr. tapis a carpet, carpeting, LL. tapecius, fr. L. tapete carpet, tapestry, Gr. ?, ?. Cf. {Tapis}, {Tippet}.] A fabric, usually of …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • tapestry — [tap′əs trē] n. pl. tapestries [LME tapsterie, earlier tapicerie < MFr tapisserie < OFr tapis, a carpet < MGr tapētion < Gr, dim. of tapēs (gen. tapētos), a carpet, prob. < Iran, as in Pers tāftan, to twist, spin < IE * temp… …   English World dictionary

  • tapestry — ► NOUN (pl. tapestries) ▪ a piece of thick textile fabric with pictures or designs formed by weaving coloured weft threads or by embroidering on canvas. DERIVATIVES tapestried adjective. ORIGIN Old French tapisserie, from tapis carpet …   English terms dictionary

  • carpet — [n] nappy floor covering carpeting, matting, rug, runner, tapestry, throw rug, wall to wall*; concept 473 …   New thesaurus

  • Carpet — For other uses, see Carpet (disambiguation). The Azerbaijani carpet, a UNESCO Masterpiece of Intangible Heritage of Humanity …   Wikipedia

  • tapestry — [15] The ultimate source of tapestry is Greek tápēs ‘tapestry, woven carpet’. Its diminutive from tapētion was borrowed via late Latin tapētium into Old French as tapis ‘carpet’. From this was derived the verb tapisser ‘cover with a carpet’, and… …   The Hutchinson dictionary of word origins

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