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fabric

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noun fab·ric \ˈfa-brik\

Simple Definition of fabric

  • : woven or knitted material

  • : the basic structure of something

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of fabric

  1. 1 a :  structure, building b :  underlying structure :  framework <the fabric of society>

  2. 2 :  an act of constructing :  erection; specifically :  the construction and maintenance of a church building

  3. 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. 4 a :  cloth 1a b :  a material that resembles cloth

  5. 5 :  the appearance or pattern produced by the shapes and arrangement of the crystal grains in a rock

Examples of fabric in a sentence

  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

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FABRIC Defined for Kids

fabric

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noun fab·ric \ˈfa-brik\

Definition of fabric for Students

  1. 1 :  cloth 1

  2. 2 :  the basic structure <the fabric of society>





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