Upholster
Upholster Up*hol"ster, v. t. [See {Upholsterer}.] To furnish (rooms, carriages, bedsteads, chairs, etc.) with hangings, coverings, cushions, etc.; to adorn with furnishings in cloth, velvet, silk, etc.; as, to upholster a couch; to upholster a room with curtains. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • Upholster — Up*hol ster, n. 1. A broker. [Obs.] Caxton. [1913 Webster] 2. An upholsterer. [Obs.] Strype. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • upholster — (v.) 1853, back formation from upholsterer tradesman who finishes or repairs articles of furniture (1610s), from upholdester (early 15c.), formed with a dim. (originally fem.) suffix, from obsolete M.E. noun upholder dealer in small goods (early… …   Etymology dictionary

  • upholster — ► VERB 1) provide (furniture) with a soft, padded covering. 2) cover the walls or furniture in (a room) with textiles …   English terms dictionary

  • upholster — ☆ upholster [up hōl′stər ] vt. [back form. < UPHOLSTERER] to fit out (furniture, etc.) with covering material, padding, springs, etc …   English World dictionary

  • upholster — [19] Upholster has no etymological connection with holsters. It is a back formation from upholsterer [17], which itself was derived from an earlier but now obsolete upholster ‘person who deals in or repairs small articles’. This was an agent noun …   The Hutchinson dictionary of word origins

  • upholster — UK [ʌpˈhəʊlstə(r)] / US [ʌpˈhoʊlstər] verb [transitive] Word forms upholster : present tense I/you/we/they upholster he/she/it upholsters present participle upholstering past tense upholstered past participle upholstered to cover a chair or sofa… …   English dictionary

  • upholster — [19] Upholster has no etymological connection with holsters. It is a back formation from upholsterer [17], which itself was derived from an earlier but now obsolete upholster ‘person who deals in or repairs small articles’. This was an agent noun …   Word origins

  • upholster — Upholsterer Up*hol ster*er, n. [A substitution for older upholder, in OE., broker, tradesman, and formerly also written {upholster}, {upholdster}. See {Upholder}, and { ster}.] One who provides hangings, coverings, cushions, curtains, and the… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • upholster —    , upholsterer, and upholstery    In making furniture, to upholster is to attach stuffing, springs, cushions, and covering fabric these materials often referred to as upholstery. A person who applies this craft or trade is an upholsterer …   Glossary of Art Terms

  • upholster — transitive verb ( stered; upholstering) Etymology: back formation from upholstery Date: 1849 to furnish with or as if with upholstery • upholsterer noun …   New Collegiate Dictionary

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