fabric

8 ENTRIES FOUND:

fab·ric

noun \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

Browse

Next Word in the Dictionary: fabricant
Previous Word in the Dictionary: Fabraea
All Words Near: fabric

Seen & Heard

What made you want to look up fabric? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

Get Our Free Apps
Voice Search, Favorites,
Word of the Day, and More
Join Us on FB & Twitter
Get the Word of the Day and More