tap´es|try|like´

tap´es|try|like´
tap|es|try «TAP uh stree», noun, plural -tries, verb, -tried, try|ing.
–n.
1. a fabric with pictures or designs woven in it, used to hang on walls or to cover furniture: »

Tapestry and velvet hangings decorated walls in Europe during the 1500's (Effa Brown).

2. a similar machine-woven fabric.
3. a picture in tapestry: »

Figurative. Bushes are now entering a season in which their foliage acquires its most persuasive tints, a planting of any size presenting a delightful tapestry of softly inter-woven colors (London Times).

–v.t.
1. to picture in tapestry.
2. to cover or hang with tapestry.
3. Figurative. to cover with a pattern like that of tapestry.
[variant of Middle English tapesery < Old French tapisserie < tapisser cover with a carpet < tapis; see etym. under tapis (Cf.tapis)]
tap´es|try|like´, adjective.

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