textile

noun
tex·​tile | \ ˈtek-ˌstī(-ə)l How to pronounce textile (audio) , ˈteks-tᵊl\

Definition of textile

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

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Synonyms for textile

Synonyms

cloth, fabric

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Examples of textile in a Sentence

They import fine silk textiles from China. brought back a whole suitcase of beautiful textiles from India

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The apparel supply chain is struggling to stem pollution from synthetic textiles. Jennifer Smith, WSJ, "Today’s Logistics Report: Shrinking Japan’s Fleet; Squeezing the Grocers; Highway Dividing Lines," 8 Mar. 2019 Tenzi’s designs marry traditional African textiles with modern silhouettes and are—of course—made completely by hand. Shay Maunz, Glamour, "This Young Woman Is Fighting Poverty in Tanzania by Teaching Women to Make Clothes," 8 Mar. 2019 Though its derivatives have been used for everything from textiles to medicine, hemp is currently everywhere in the form of a trendy ingredient called cannabidiol (CBD). Angela Chen, The Verge, "Growing hemp is about to be legal for the first time in nearly a century," 30 Nov. 2018 And the recovery has been patchy — Northern Virginia and Richmond have been strong, while Hampton Roads is flat and rural areas to the south and west are suffering as coal and textile industries have collapsed. Gregory S. Schneider, Washington Post, "Virginia posts revenue surplus, but is economic growth or tax strategy?," 12 July 2018 The concept of a candle-textile pairing is a tradition for Diptyque. Monique Valeris, ELLE Decor, "Diptyque's New Collection with Pierre Frey is a Must-Have for Candle Lovers," 4 Mar. 2019 This month, the Inside debuts a collection of 15 fabrics with U.S. heritage textile purveyor Scalamandré. Allison Duncan, WSJ, "The Expert’s Guide to Scoring Décor Deals Online," 14 Feb. 2019 Unfortunately, high-quality clothing and other textiles made from organic fibers are often more expensive than those made with conventional materials. Erin Quinn-kong, Woman's Day, "Are Your Fast-Fashion Clothes Killing Farmers?," 14 Feb. 2019 Sweni’s recent pristine overhaul by Cécile & Boyd avoids all safari cliches, and is instead taking its cues, art and textiles from the vibrant surrounding communities and nature itself. Pilar Guzmán, Condé Nast Traveler, "South Africa’s Other Big Five," 20 Dec. 2018

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First Known Use of textile

1626, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for textile

Latin, from neuter of textilis woven, from texere

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The first known use of textile was in 1626

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textile

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English Language Learners Definition of textile

: the businesses that make textiles

textile

noun
tex·​tile | \ ˈtek-ˌstīl How to pronounce textile (audio) , ˈtek-stəl\

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