Definition of Dimity

1. Noun. A strong cotton fabric with a raised pattern; used for bedcovers and curtains.

Generic synonyms: Cloth, Fabric, Material, Textile



Definition of Dimity

1. n. A cotton fabric employed for hangings and furniture coverings, and formerly used for women's under-garments. It is of many patterns, both plain and twilled, and occasionally is printed in colors.

Definition of Dimity

1. Noun. (context: dated in general use now textiles) A light strong fabric with woven stripes or squares. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Dimity

1. a cotton fabric [n -TIES]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Dimity

diminutive
diminutively
diminutiveness
diminutives
diminutivisation
diminutivise
diminutivization
diminutivize
dimiracetam
dimish
dimission
dimissions
dimissory
dimit
dimities
dimity (current term)
dimly
dimmable
dimmed
dimmer
dimmer switch
dimmer switches
dimmers
dimmest
dimming
dimmings
dimmish
dimmy
dimness
dimnesses

Literary usage of Dimity

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1. Noctes Ambrosianæ by John Wilson, Robert Shelton Mackenzie, James Hogg, William Maginn, John Gibson Lockhart (1866)
"... dirty white dimity curtains, and blow Scorn the insect that flutters in sunbeams and bowers; Let the hater of sentiment, dew-drops. and flowers, ..."

2. A Concise Etymological Dictionary of the English Language by Walter William Skeat (1882)
"dimity, a white stuff. (L.-Gk.) Low L. dimita, silks woven with two threads. — Gk. SÍ/UTOS, made with a double thread. — Gk. 2i-, double ; /uro?, ..."

3. Reminiscences of a Nonagenarian by Sarah (Smith) Emery (1879)
"in a handsome new suit looked as elegant as his equipage. White cambric or dimity was the fashionable dress for such an ..."

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