ornamentation, as a cutout design, that is sewn on to or otherwise applied to a piece of material.
work so formed.
a decorative feature, as a sconce, applied to a surface.
to apply as appliqué to.
It makes an attractive finish for a hem line and also for finishing the edge in applique.
Handicraft for Girls Idabelle McGlauflin
Like the bead work, the embroidery and applique found on many garments are added “to make pretty.”
The Wild Tribes of Davao District, Mindanao Fay-Cooper Cole
In the end they decided upon a white satin ground with an applique border of some conventional floral pattern.
The Girls of St. Cyprian’s Angela Brazil
In braid work and applique, only one stitch must be taken at a time, or else the work will appear puckered.
The Ladies’ Work-Table Book Anonymous
a decoration or trimming of one material sewn or otherwise fixed onto another
the practice of decorating in this way
verb -qués, -quéing, -quéd
(transitive) to sew or fix (a decoration) on as an appliqué
1841, from French appliqué “work applied or laid on another material,” noun use of past participle of appliquer “to apply” (12c.), from Latin applicare (see apply).
ornamentation, as a cutout design, that is sewn on to or otherwise applied to a piece of material. work so formed. a decorative feature, as a sconce, applied to a surface. to apply as appliqué to. Historical Examples “Cut-work” is embroidery that is cut out and appliqued, or sewed on another material. The Art of […]
applog language A language which unifies logic programming and functional programming. [“The APPLOG Language”, S. Cohen in Logic Programming, deGroot et al eds, P-H 1986, pp.39-276]. (1995-01-25)
- Chiltern hundreds
certain crown lands, the stewardship of which is nominally bestowed on a member of the House of Commons to provide an excuse to resign, as members are not allowed to hold titular office from the crown. to apply for the Chiltern Hundreds, to resign or express a desire to resign from the House of Commons. […]
to make use of as relevant, suitable, or pertinent: to apply a theory to a problem. to put to use, especially for a particular purpose: to apply pressure to open a door. to bring into action; use; employ: He applied the brakes and skidded to a stop. to use a label or other designation: Don’t […]