gros point

/groh" poynt'/, pl. gros points.
1. a large stitch used in embroidery. Cf. petit point (def. 1), tent stitch.
2. Venetian point lace with raised work and large designs.
[1860-65; < F: large point]

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  • gros point — n. cross stitch embroidery on canvas. Etymology: F (as GROSS, POINT) * * * noun 1. a needlepoint stitch covering two horizontal and two vertical threads • Hypernyms: ↑sewing stitch, ↑embroidery stitch 2. needlepoint embroidery done with large… …   Useful english dictionary

  • gros point — [grəʊ pwagros point] noun a type of needlepoint embroidery consisting of stitches crossing two or more threads of the canvas in each direction. Origin C19: Fr., lit. large stitch , from gros point de Venise, a type of lace orig. from Venice …   English new terms dictionary

  • gros point — /ˈgroʊ pɔɪnt/ (say groh poynt) noun (plural gros points) a stitch in embroidery worked over a double thread canvas; tent stitch. {French gros point de Venise large point from Venice (a type of lace worked in bold relief, originally from Venice) …   Australian English dictionary

  • gros point — [[t]ˈgroʊ ˌpɔɪnt[/t]] n. pl. gros points 1) clo a large stitch used in embroidery 2) tex a type of point lace with raised work and large designs • Etymology: 1860–65; < F: large point …   From formal English to slang

  • Gros Point De Venise — An Italian needle point lace having heavy raised designs forming horizontal scrolls, comparatively simple brides, and usually a straight edge, trimmed only with picots. The design is padded and button holed along one edge, like the rose point.… …   Dictionary of the English textile terms

  • point — 1. (poin ; le t se lie : un poin t important ; au pluriel, l s se lie : des points z importants) s. m. 1°   Douleur qui point, qui pique. 2°   Piqûre que l on fait dans l étoffe avec une aiguille enfilée d un fil. 3°   Nom donné à certains… …   Dictionnaire de la Langue Française d'Émile Littré

  • Point de Venise — (also Gros Point de Venise) is a Venetian needle lace from the 17th century characterized by scrolling floral patterns with additional floral motifs worked in relief (in contrast with the geometric designs of the earlier reticella). [Lefébure,… …   Wikipedia

  • Point — (franz., spr. pŭäng), Punkt, Stich (beim Nähen, Sticken etc.); gros point, weiter Stich; p. de boutonniere, Knopflochstich; p. de chaînette, Kettenstich; p. de Chine, chinesische ausgenähte Tapete; p. croisé. Kreuzstich; p. noué, Schlingstich.… …   Meyers Großes Konversations-Lexikon


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