• WordNet 3.6
    • v applique sew on as a decoration
    • n applique a decorative design made of one material sewn over another
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • a Appliqué Ornamented with a pattern (which has been cut out of another color or stuffapplied or transferred to a foundation; as, appliqué lace; appliqué work.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Applique ap′lik-ā work applied to, or laid on, another material, either of metal-work or of lace or the like.
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
F., fr. appliquer, to put on
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Pa.p. of Fr. appliquer.


In literature:

Toutes les bonnes maximes sont dans le monde: on ne manque que de les appliquer.
"Miscellaneous Studies: A Series of Essays" by Walter Horatio Pater
Complicated lace-work, or embroidered pictures, filled him with amazement, even if applique had no effect on him.
"The Malady of the Century" by Max Nordau
Two were entirely of silk, two of applique design which called "laid work".
"Slave Narratives: A Folk History of Slavery in the United States From Interviews with Former Slaves" by Work Projects Administration
Two ingenious young Kogmollyc belles had placed applique pockets mid-leg on their lower garments.
"The New North" by Agnes Deans Cameron
Old gilt appliques holding candles flanked both mantel mirror and desk mirror.
"The House in Good Taste" by Elsie de Wolfe
The flowrets are tatted with black purse silk, and worked in applique over the tulle.
"Beeton's Book of Needlework" by Isabella Beeton
Decorative cut work is of infinite variety, but may be divided into two groups, "inlaid applique" and "onlaid applique.
"Handbook of Embroidery" by L. Higgin
Applique work has been lavishly employed in its decoration.
"Bell's Cathedrals: The Cathedral Church of Gloucester [2nd ed.]" by H. J. L. J. Massé
The coverings now in vogue are: Nottingham lace, darned net, applique, antique lace, and Swiss muslin.
"The Ladies Book of Useful Information" by Anonymous
APPLIQUE, with couched outline, and stitching upon the applique band or ribbon.
"Art in Needlework" by Lewis F. Day

In news:

In 2003, we met Heather, a mother of two who lived in holiday-themed appliqué sweaters.
Learn reverse applique techniques and make a stylish skirt in this episode.
This undated publicity photo provided by, shows appliqued flowers that decorate this wool blend throw from HomeGoods, in a fall palette of hues.
She was always in the middle at the cafeteria and had beautiful sweatshirts with appliques.
Appliqué is available in 24- and 44-in.-wide (610 and 1118-mm) rolls.
This original design by Vermillion quilting instructor Mary Waller features quick rotary cutter techniques and machine piecing and applique.
The women hope to sell enough cookbooks to raise $500 to $600 They hope to be able to buy a dependable, sturdy machine that can do a variety of tasks, from piecing together quilt squares to completing appliqué work.
For all of my types of sewing, be it sewing garments, quilts, or appliqué I need my trusty scissors.
Intricate floral appliqué is feminine, but the dark hue and simple silhouette keep it from veering into frou-frou territory.
Turn a blanket into an elegant pillow with applique.
Craft this bird pillow cover that uses sewing, freezer paper stenciling and applique techniques.
But once heat is applied, RTape's Puff film magically inflates creating a three-dimensional applique.
In this Lab, students will make a sampler quilt (measuring 36"x36") using a wide range of techniques including templates, curves, eight point star construction and applique.
Use these to create hundreds of designs for appliques, quilt blocks, scrapbook pages and more.
Scrappy Floral Applique Table Mat.

In science:

La logique lin ´eaire appliqu ´ee `a l’ ´etude de divers processus de normalisation et principalement du lambda calcul.
Simple free star-autonomous categories and full coherence
La logique lin ´eaire appliqu ´ee `a l’ ´etude de divers processus de normalisation et principalement du lambda calcul.
Simple multiplicative proof nets with units
Guillermo Reyes, Juan Luis Vazquez, Asymptotic behaviour of a generalized Burgers ’ equation, Journal de Mathématiques Pures et Appliquées (1999) Vol. 78.
Asymptotic evaluation of a function defined by power series
Si on étudie la mécanique, c'est pour l'appliquer; et l'on ne peut l'appliquer que si elle reste objective.
A probabilistic mechanics theory for random dynamics
Gooch W, Burkins M, Paliska R, Rubin J, Ravichndran, R: ’Development and ballistic testing of a functionally gradient ceramic/metal appliqué’. 17th Int. Symp.
Numerical simulation of high-speed penetration-perforation dynamics in layered armor shields