homespun
I. adjective Date: 1591 1. a. spun or made at home b. made of homespun 2. simple, homely <
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II. noun Date: 1607 a loosely woven usually woolen or linen fabric originally made from homespun yarn

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  • homespun — [ omspɶn ] n. m. • 1890; mot angl. « filé (spun) à la maison » ♦ Anglic. Tissu écossais primitivement fabriqué à domicile par des artisans. ⇒HOMESPUN, subst. masc. Tissu de laine fabriqué, à l origine, à domicile, par des artisans d Écosse.… …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • Homespun — Home spun, a. 1. Spun or wrought at home; of domestic manufacture; coarse; plain. Homespun country garbs. W. Irving. [1913 Webster] 2. Plain in manner or style; not elegant; rude; coarse. Our homespun English proverb. Dryden. Our homespun authors …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • homespun — HÓMESPUN s.n. Tip de ţesătură pentru stofe de lână care imită lucrul în războiul de casă. [< engl. homespun]. Trimis de LauraGellner, 21.04.2005. Sursa: DN  HOMESPUN HĂUM SPöN/ s. n. ţesătură de lână ecosez, la războiul de ţesut manual, din… …   Dicționar Român

  • homespun — [hōm′spun΄] n. 1. cloth made of yarn spun at home 2. coarse, loosely woven cloth like this adj. 1. spun or made at home 2. made of homespun 3. plain; unpretentious; homely [homespun virtues] …   English World dictionary

  • Homespun — Home spun, n. 1. Cloth made at home; as, he was dressed in homespun. [1913 Webster] 2. An unpolished, rustic person. [Obs.] Shak. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • *homespun — ● homespun nom masculin (anglais homespun, filé à la maison) Tissu de laine écossais, primitivement fabriqué par des ouvriers à domicile …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • Homespun — (engl., spr. hōm ßpönn, »daheim gesponnen«), grobfadiger, mit Chinagrasfasern melierter und leicht gerauhter Damenkleiderstoff mit 13–16 Fäden auf 1 cm Bindung Köper 2/2 …   Meyers Großes Konversations-Lexikon

  • homespun — index inelegant, mundane, ordinary, simple Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • homespun — (adj.) 1580s, spun at home,” from HOME (Cf. home) + SPUN (Cf. spun). Figurative sense of “plain, homely” is from c.1600. As a noun, from c.1600 …   Etymology dictionary

  • homespun — (izg. hȏumspan) m DEFINICIJA rukom tkana tkanina od meke, dugodlake vunene pređe ETIMOLOGIJA engl …   Hrvatski jezični portal

  • homespun — [adj] spun from home crude, handcrafted, handmade, homemade, ordinary, plain, rough, rustic, simple, unrefined, unsophisticated; concept 536 …   New thesaurus

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