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cloth

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noun \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

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

  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 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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