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
They import fine silk textiles from China.
brought back a whole suitcase of beautiful textiles from India
Recent Examples of textile from the Web
Thousands of people, mostly families, have made their homes in buildings that include hotels, a textile company’s offices and an old federal police headquarters.
On a dining room wall there are three layers of textiles, including a mat made by a Filipina artisan from abaca fiber.
Burnham suggests looking for textiles made with a finish called Nanotex, which makes the fibers stain-resistant and waterproof.
Goodwill's 2016 Community Impact Report estimates 72.9 million pounds of clothing and textiles alone made it to the nonprofit's donation centers across the United States.
His father, Augusto Sr., came to the U.S. to work at the Greehalgh Mills textile factory run by Cookie's godfather Jay Guitari.
Simply Recycling claims that 85 percent of clothing, shoes, and reusable home goods get thrown into a landfill which, on average, results in 21 billion pounds of textile waste in the United States every year.
Our old pal white vinegar is another one that can be employed to remove urine stains and smells from textiles.
Their prosperity required a steady supply of cotton to feed New England’s growing textile industry.
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Origin and Etymology of textile
Latin, from neuter of textilis woven, from texere
First Known Use: 1626See Words from the same year
TEXTILE Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of textile for English Language Learners
; especially : a fabric that is woven or knit
textiles : the businesses that make textiles
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