Webster 1913 Edition
tissu, p. p. of
tistre, to weave, fr. L.
A woven fabric.
A fine transparent silk stuff, used for veils, etc.; specifically, cloth interwoven with gold or silver threads, or embossed with figures.
A robe of
tissue, stiff with golden wire.
In their glittering
One of the elementary materials or fibres, having a uniform structure and a specialized function, of which ordinary animals and plants are composed; a texture;
☞ The term tissue is also often applied in a wider sense to all the materials or elementary tissues, differing in structure and function, which go to make up an organ; as, vascular tissue, tegumentary tissue, etc.
Fig.: Web; texture; complicated fabrication; connected series;
tissueof forgeries, or of falsehood
Unwilling to leave the dry bones of Agnosticism wholly unclothed with any living
tissueof religious emotion.
A. J. Balfour.
very thin, gauzelike paper, used for protecting engravings in books, for wrapping up delicate articles, etc.
imp. & p. p.
p. pr. & vb. n.
To form tissue of; to interweave.
Covered with cloth of gold
Webster 1828 Edition
1.Cloth interwoven with gold or silver, or with figured colors.
A robe of tissue, stiff with golden wire.
2.In anatomy, texture or organization of parts. The peculiar intimate structure of a part is called its tissue. A part of a fibrous structure is called a fibrous tissue. The organs of the body are made up of simpler elements, some generally diffused through the body,and others peculiar to particular organs. These simpler structures are called the tissues of the body; as the cellular tissue; the mucous tissue, &c. The cellular tissue is the cellular membrane.
3.A connected series; as, the whole story is a tissue of forgeries or of falsehood.