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fabric

noun fab·ric \ˈfa-brik\

: woven or knitted material

: the basic structure of something

Full Definition of FABRIC

1
a :  structure, building
b :  underlying structure :  framework <the fabric of society>
2
:  an act of constructing :  erection; specifically :  the construction and maintenance of a church building
3
a :  structural plan or style of construction
b :  texture, quality —used chiefly of textiles
c :  the arrangement of physical components (as of soil) in relation to each other
4
a :  cloth 1a
b :  a material that resembles cloth
5
:  the appearance or pattern produced by the shapes and arrangement of the crystal grains in a rock

Examples of FABRIC

  1. The curtains are made of expensive fabric.
  2. scarves made of woven fabrics
  3. the fabric of the community

Origin of FABRIC

Middle French fabrique, from Latin fabrica workshop, structure
First Known Use: 15th century

Related to FABRIC

Other Textiles Terms

batt, bias, brocade, duck, flock, lawn, toile
FABRIC Defined for Kids

fabric

noun fab·ric \ˈfa-brik\

Definition of FABRIC for Kids

1
:  cloth 1
2
:  the basic structure <the fabric of society>

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