follow Dictionary.com

Is irregardless a word?

needlework

[need-l-wurk] /ˈnid lˌwɜrk/
noun
1.
the art, process, or product of working with a needle, especially in embroidery, needlepoint, tapestry, quilting, and appliqué.
2.
the occupation or employment of a person skilled in embroidery, needlepoint, etc.
Also called needlecraft, stitchery.
Origin of needlework
1350-1400
1350-1400; Middle English nedle werk. See needle, work
Dictionary.com Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
Cite This Source
Examples from the Web for needlework
Historical Examples
  • With needlework it is the same story: commercial thrift has degraded that craft.

    Change in the Village (AKA George Bourne) George Sturt
  • I have always dreamed of myself as a child learning to do needlework.

    Little Dorrit Charles Dickens
  • Then she got supper, while her sisters resumed their needlework.

    The Copy-Cat and Other Stories Mary E. Wilkins Freeman
  • She took up some needlework she had been engaged on, and sat down on a sofa.

    That Boy Of Norcott's Charles James Lever
  • Rhoda gave up her work and settled down to keep house and do needlework.

    The Lee Shore Rose Macaulay
  • He was not so well as he had been in the spring, and lately he had not been able to help his mother with her needlework.

    Olive in Italy Moray Dalton
  • needlework and intellectual improvement are naturally in a state of warfare.

  • “I am not good at needlework, but I can hem and put on buttons,” she pleaded.

    Olive in Italy Moray Dalton
  • There still remains a curious specimen of her needlework made for a sister-in-law, my mother.

    Memoir of Jane Austen James Edward Austen-Leigh
  • She placed her needlework in her lap and reached over to stroke his head.

    Spring Street James H. Richardson
British Dictionary definitions for needlework

needlework

/ˈniːdəlˌwɜːk/
noun
1.
work done with a needle, esp sewing and embroidery
2.
the result of such work
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
© William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins
Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012
Cite This Source
Word Origin and History for needlework
n.

"sewing, embroidery, etc.," late 14c., from needle (n.) + work (n.).

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
Cite This Source

Word of the Day

Difficulty index for needlework

Most English speakers likely know this word

Word Value for needlework

18
20
Scrabble Words With Friends

Nearby words for needlework