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 cloth>b : 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.
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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