Definition of cloth
clothsplay \ˈklȯthz, ˈklȯths\
1a : a pliable material made usually by weaving, felting, or knitting natural or synthetic fibers and filaments terry cloth a linen clothb : a similar material (as of glass) Woven glass cloth produces a strong laminate.
2 : a piece of cloth adapted for a particular purpose; especially : tablecloth
3a : a distinctive dress of a profession or callingb : the dress of the clergy; also : clergy had respect for the cloth
Examples of cloth in a Sentence
The dress is made out of a beautiful silk cloth.
Wipe the surface with a clean dry cloth.
He has great respect for the cloth.
Recent Examples of cloth from the Web
The regalia the dancers wear is as significant as the dance itself, with every element—the hand-printed cloth skirts, plants like ti leaves and jasmine flowers—symbolizing a divine offering.
The platform had been hung with black cloth; the prisoners were given peasant cloaks of white.
Did someone close to the Trump transition team totally concoct these plans whole-cloth?
On Saturday, a white cloth was draped over a new structure near the mausoleum for Cuban independence leader Jose Marti.
One of the galleries, a spacious warehouse devoted to contemporary women sculptors, was a veritable fun house of cloth, hair, furniture, lingerie, and general fuzziness.
Men from the visiting group sit quietly while women of the opposite moiety come over and give them cloth, hit them, and invite them to copulate.
Ten years later, the Civil War devastated the mills, which had been producing cloth for Confederate military supplies.
Fans of Billy Reid have long admired the guts and integrity of his suits — they're made with strong, sturdy cloths that hold up over time.
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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
CLOTH Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of cloth for English Language Learners
: 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
CLOTH Defined for Kids
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