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cloth

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noun, often attributive \ˈklȯth\

Simple Definition of cloth

  • : material that is made by weaving together threads of cotton, wool, nylon, etc., and that is used to make clothes, sheets, etc.

  • : a piece of cloth that is used for a particular purpose (such as cleaning things)

  • the cloth : Christian priests and ministers

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of cloth

plural

cloths

play \ˈklȯthz, ˈklȯths\
  1. 1 a :  a pliable material made usually by weaving, felting, or knitting natural or synthetic fibers and filaments b :  a similar material (as of glass)

  2. 2 :  a piece of cloth adapted for a particular purpose; especially :  tablecloth

  3. 3 a :  a distinctive dress of a profession or calling b :  the dress of the clergy; also :  clergy

Examples of cloth in a sentence

  1. The dress is made out of a beautiful silk cloth.

  2. Wipe the surface with a clean dry cloth.

  3. He has great respect for the cloth.



Origin and Etymology of cloth

Middle English, from Old English clāth cloth, garment; akin to Middle High German kleit garment


First Known Use: before 12th century

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CLOTH Defined for Kids

cloth

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noun \ˈklȯth\

Definition of cloth for Students

plural

cloths

\ˈklȯthz, ˈklȯths\
  1. 1 :  a woven or knitted material (as of cotton or nylon)

  2. 2 :  a piece of cloth for a certain use <a polishing cloth>

  3. 3 :  tablecloth





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