Definition of cross-stitch in English:


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  • 1A stitch formed of two stitches crossing each other.
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    • She used satin stitches extensively for flowers and leaves, and cross stitches elsewhere.
    • It was like the cross stitch pattern that says ‘Home Sweet Home’.
    • Mine does a cross stitch design and that worked just fine.
  • 1.1 [mass noun] Needlework done using cross-stitches: work the border in cross-stitch
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    • The exhibition featured bobbin lace, patchwork and quilting, cross stitch, canvas work embroidery, macramé, and even miniature furniture.
    • Also, the craft group have a nice selection of cross stitch pictures, candles and other attractive items on show.
    • I have a version, done in cross stitch by an old friend, on a shelf near my desk.


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  • [with object] Sew or embroider using cross-stitch: (as adjective cross-stitched) a cross-stitched pillow
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    • Women often sit on their front porches knitting for their families, or cross-stitching or embroidering the bodices for their traditional dresses.
    • We were given opportunities to ride, knit, crochet, cross-stitch, and weave.
    • I was cross-stitching in a chair on the lawn when he approached me.

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