textile

noun tex·tile \ ˈtek-ˌstī(-ə)l , ˈteks-tᵊl \

Definition of textile

1 :cloth 1a; especially :a woven or knit cloth
2 :a fiber, filament, or yarn used in making cloth

Examples of textile in a Sentence

  1. They import fine silk textiles from China.

  2. brought back a whole suitcase of beautiful textiles from India

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Origin and Etymology of textile

Latin, from neuter of textilis woven, from texere

textile Synonyms

Synonyms
fabric, cloth
Related Words
fiber, thread, yarn; rag

TEXTILE Defined for English Language Learners

textile

noun

Definition of textile for English Language Learners

  • ; especially : a fabric that is woven or knit

  • textiles : the businesses that make textiles


TEXTILE Defined for Kids

textile

noun tex·tile \ ˈtek-ˌstīl , ˈtek-stəl \

Definition of textile for Students

:cloth 1


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