HyperDic: buckram

English > 3 senses of the word buckram:
NOUNartifactbuckrama coarse cotton fabric stiffened with glue
VERBchangebuckramstiffen with or as with buckram
ADJECTIVEallbuckram, starchy, stiffrigidly formal
English > buckram: 3 senses > adjective 1
Meaningrigidly formal.
Example "his prose has a buckram quality"
Synonymsstarchy, stiff
BroaderformalIn accord / accord with established forms and conventions and requirements (as e.g. of formal dress)
Spanishformal, serio
English > buckram: 3 senses > noun 1, artifact
MeaningA coarse cotton fabric stiffened with glue; used in bookbinding and to stiffen clothing.
Broaderfabric, cloth, material, textileartifact made by weaving or felting or knitting or crocheting / crocheting natural or synthetic fibers
Verbsbuckramstiffen with or as with buckram
English > buckram: 3 senses > verb 1, change
Meaningstiffen with or as with buckram.
PatternSomebody ----s something
Example"buckram the skirt"
Broaderstiffenmake stiff or stiffer
Spanishponer entretela
Nounsbuckrama coarse cotton fabric stiffened with glue

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