broider
transitive verb Etymology: alteration of Middle English brouderen, modification of Anglo-French brouder — more at embroider Date: 14th century embroiderbroidery noun

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  • Broider — Broid er, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Broidered}.] [OE. broiden, brouden, F. broder, confused with E. braid; F. broder is either the same word as border to border (see {Border}), or perh. of Celtic origin; cf. W. brathu to sting, stab, Ir. & Gael. brod… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • broider — [broi′dər] vt. [altered (by assoc. with broid, obs. var. of BRAID) < obs. brouder < MFr broder < OFr brosder < Frank * brozdon < Gmc * bruzda, point (> BRAD) < IE * bhrazdh < base * bhar , point, bristle] Archaic to… …   English World dictionary

  • broider — verb decorate with needlework • Syn: ↑embroider • Derivationally related forms: ↑embroiderer (for: ↑embroider), ↑embroidery (for: ↑embroider) …   Useful english dictionary

  • broider — broiderer, n. broidery, n. /broy deuhr/, v.t. to embroider. [1400 50; late ME, var. of browder, ME broide(n), browde(n) (ptp., taken as inf. of BRAID1) + ER6] * * * …   Universalium

  • broider — verb To embroider …   Wiktionary

  • broider — v. embroider, decorate with stitches (Archaic) …   English contemporary dictionary

  • broider — broi·der …   English syllables

  • broider — broi•der [[t]ˈbrɔɪ dər[/t]] v. t. to embroider • Etymology: 1400–50; late ME, var. of browder broi′der•er, n. broi′der•y, n …   From formal English to slang

  • broider — /ˈbrɔɪdə/ (say broyduh) verb (t) Archaic to embroider. {Middle English broudre(n), from Old French bro(u)der, brosder, of Germanic origin} –broidery, noun …   Australian English dictionary

  • Broidered — Broider Broid er, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Broidered}.] [OE. broiden, brouden, F. broder, confused with E. braid; F. broder is either the same word as border to border (see {Border}), or perh. of Celtic origin; cf. W. brathu to sting, stab, Ir. &… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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