Definition of Wedgwood in English:



  • 1Ceramic ware made by the English potter Josiah Wedgwood (1730–95) and his successors. Wedgwood is most associated with the powder-blue stoneware pieces with white embossed cameos that first appeared in 1775.

    • ‘The Museum (two doors down the road) already housed the splendidly wide-ranging collections of decorative art and antiquities given in 1867 by Joseph Mayer, from medieval ivories to Wedgwood.’
    • ‘Do you collect Wedgewood?’
    • ‘She has a china cabinet now, so I gave her some Wedgewood I bought at an auction years ago.’
    • ‘We do have some Wedgewood but only 4 place settings.’
    • ‘My favorite type of Wedgewood is their jasperware.’
    1. 1.1A powder-blue color characteristic of Wedgwood stoneware.
      • ‘She wore glasses over her Wedgewood eyes to deflect admiration, my father had told me.’
      • ‘Waving to her friend, she rose, carefully gathered up the hem of her pale Wedgwood blue dress trimmed in white lining, and trudged off lazily to meet the calling voice.’