fabric meaning


    Definition of fabric in English Dictionary

  • NounPLfabricsSUF-ric
    1. (archaic) structure, building.
      1. (archaic) The act of constructing; construction; fabrication.
        1. (archaic) The structure of anything; the manner in which the parts of a thing are united; workmanship; texture; make.
          1. cloth of a beautiful fabric
        2. The framework underlying a structure.
          1. the fabric of our lives
          2. the fabric of the universe
        3. A material made of fibers, a textile or cloth.
          1. cotton fabric
        4. (petrology) The appearance of crystalline grains in a rock.
          1. (computing) Interconnected nodes that look like a textile 'fabric' when viewed collectively from a distance.
            1. The internet is a fabric of computers connected by routers
        5. More Examples
          1. Used in the Middle of Sentence
            • The scale of the printed fabrics is just right: the yellow calico of a blond girl’s sunsuit, the tiny picturesque country scenes in red, blue and green on a gathered skirt.
            • Their fabric is so thin that I can see through these curtains.
            • Spielvogel said wet cleaning also has limitations; while it is fine for cottons and fabrics worn in warm climates, he said, it can damage heavy wools or structured clothes like suit jackets.
          2. Used in the Beginning of Sentence
            • Fabrics needed to be lightweight, gasproof, and strong.
          3. Used in the Ending of Sentence
            • Soon, he said, he would like to turn his attention to the pretied bow tie — from its fastener to its fabric.
            • Because the wool is poor quality it coarsened the fabric.
            • Because the wool is poor quality it coarsens the fabric.
        • Part-of-Speech Hierarchy
          1. Nouns
            • Countable nouns
              • Singularia tantum
                • Uncountable nouns
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            1. en fabrication
            2. fr fabrication
            3. en fabricate
            4. en fabrics
            5. en fabrick
            Source: Wiktionary
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            Meaning of fabric for the defined word.

            Grammatically, this word "fabric" is a noun, more specifically, a countable noun and a singularia tantum.
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            Definiteness: Level 8
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