Definition of Fabric

1. Noun. Artifact made by weaving or felting or knitting or crocheting natural or synthetic fibers. "She measured off enough material for a dress"

Exact synonyms: Cloth, Material, Textile
Generic synonyms: Artefact, Artifact
Specialized synonyms: Aba, Acrylic, Aertex, Alpaca, Baize, Basket Weave, Batik, Batiste, Belting, Bombazine, Boucle, Broadcloth, Broadcloth, Brocade, Buckram, Bunting, Calico, Cambric, Camel's Hair, Camelhair, Camlet, Camo, Camouflage, Canopy, Canvas, Canvass, Cashmere, Cerecloth, Challis, Chambray, Chenille, Chiffon, Chino, Chintz, Coating, Cobweb, Cord, Corduroy, Cotton, Canton Flannel, Cotton Flannel, Crape, Crepe, Cretonne, Crinoline, Damask, Denim, Dungaree, Jean, Diamante, Diaper, Dimity, Doeskin, Drapery, Duck, Duffel, Duffle, Elastic, Etamin, Etamine, Faille, Felt, Fiber, Fibre, Vulcanized Fiber, Flannel, Flannelette, Fleece, Foulard, Frieze, Fustian, Gabardine, Georgette, Gingham, Grogram, Grosgrain, Hair, Haircloth, Herringbone, Homespun, Hopsack, Hopsacking, Horsehair, Jaconet, Jacquard, Khaddar, Khadi, Khaki, Knit, Lace, Lame, Imitation Leather, Leatherette, Linen, Linsey-woolsey, Lint, Lisle, Mackinaw, Macintosh, Mackintosh, Madras, Marseille, Metallic, Mohair, Moire, Watered-silk, Moleskin, Monk's Cloth, Moquette, Moreen, Motley, Mousseline De Sole, Muslin, Nankeen, Mesh, Meshing, Meshwork, Net, Network, Ninon, Nylon, Oilcloth, Olive Drab, Organza, Paisley, Panting, Trousering, Pepper-and-salt, Percale, Durable Press, Permanent Press, Piece Of Cloth, Piece Of Material, Pilot Cloth, Pinstripe, Pique, Plush, Polyester, Pongee, Poplin, Print, Quilting, Rayon, Rep, Repp, Sackcloth, Bagging, Sacking, Sailcloth, Samite, Sateen, Satin, Satinet, Satinette, Screening, Scrim, Seersucker, Serge, Shag, Shantung, Sharkskin, Sheeting, Shirting, Shirttail, Silesia, Silk, Spandex, Sponge Cloth, Stammel, Suede, Suede Cloth, Suiting, Swan's Down, Taffeta, Tammy, Tapa, Tappa, Tapestry, Tapis, Plaid, Tartan, Terry, Terry Cloth, Terrycloth, Ticking, Toweling, Towelling, Tweed, Twill, Upholstery Material, Velcro, Velour, Velours, Velvet, Velveteen, Vicuna, Viyella, Voile, Wash-and-wear, Waterproof, Web, Webbing, Whipcord, Wincey, Wire Cloth, Wool, Woolen, Woollen, Worsted, Yoke, Pina Cloth
Terms within: Edging, Hem
Terms within: Warp, Filling, Pick, Weft, Woof

2. Noun. The underlying structure. "It is part of the fabric of society"
Exact synonyms: Framework
Generic synonyms: Structure

Definition of Fabric

1. n. The structure of anything; the manner in which the parts of a thing are united; workmanship; texture; make; as cloth of a beautiful fabric.

2. v. t. To frame; to build; to construct.

Definition of Fabric

1. Noun. (originally) (construction) structure, building ¹

2. Noun. An act of construction, especially the erection of a church ¹

3. Noun. The framework underlying a structure ¹

4. Noun. A material made of fibers, a textile or cloth. ¹

5. Noun. The texture of a cloth. ¹

6. Noun. (petrology) The appearance of crystalline grains in a rock ¹

7. Noun. (computing) Interconnected nodes that look like a textile 'fabric' when viewed collectively from a distance ¹

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Definition of Fabric

1. a woven, felted, or knitted material [n -S]

Lexicographical Neighbors of Fabric

fabric (current term)
fabric blindness
fabric mulch
fabric softener
fabric softeners

Literary usage of Fabric

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. United States Supreme Court Reports by Lawyers Co-operative Publishing Company, United States Supreme Court (1888)
"The passage of the needle through the eye, after it has passed through the fabric, holds the button upon the fabric. When the eye-pointed needle retracts ..."

2. A General Collection of the Best and Most Interesting Voyages and Travels in by John Pinkerton (1809)
"... the great fabric here alfo; the mailer manufacturers give the materials to the weavers, who are paid by the piece, and thus the manufacture ..."

3. The Catholic Encyclopedia: An International Work of Reference on the by Charles George Herbermann, Edward Aloysius Pace, Condé Bénoist Pallen, Thomas Joseph Shahan, John Joseph Wynne (1913)
"The communal authority could control the budgets and the accounts when the fabric asked the former for the necessary funds to defray the expenses of Divine ..."

4. Handy-book of Literary Curiosities by William Shepard Walsh (1892)
"... faint reminiscence here of Cowper's description of the No sound of hammer or of saw was there. Silently as a dream the fabric rose ; Tkt ï*sk, Book v., ..."

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