1. embroidery upon canvas, usually with uniform spacing of stitches in a pattern.


  1. done or executed in needlepoint: a needlepoint cushion.
  2. noting a lace (needlepoint lace) in which a needle works out the design upon parchment or paper.

verb (used with or without object)

  1. to execute or create in needlepoint: to needlepoint an evening bag; to needlepoint as a hobby.


  1. embroidery done on canvas with the same stitch throughout so as to resemble tapestry
  2. another name for point lace

n.“point of a needle,” c.1700; “point lace made with the needle,” 1865, from needle (n.) + point (n.).

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