textile

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

Definition of textile

  1. 1 :  cloth 1a; especially :  a woven or knit cloth

  2. 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

Origin and Etymology of textile

Latin, from neuter of textilis woven, from texere


First Known Use: 1626


TEXTILE Defined for English Language Learners

textile

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

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

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noun tex·tile \ˈtek-ˌstīl, ˈtek-stəl\

Definition of textile for Students

  1. :  cloth 1



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