Definitions for Textileˈtɛks taɪl, -tɪl

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

tex•tileˈtɛks taɪl, -tɪl(n.)

  1. any cloth or goods produced by weaving, knitting, or felting.

    Category: Textiles

  2. a material, as a fiber or yarn, used in or suitable for weaving.

    Category: Textiles

  3. (adj.)woven or capable of being woven:

    textile fabrics.

    Category: Textiles

  4. of or pertaining to weaving.

    Category: Textiles

  5. of or pertaining to textiles or their production:

    the textile industry.

    Category: Textiles

Origin of textile:

1520–30; < L textilis woven, textile woven fabric =tex(ere) to weave +-tilis, -tile -tile

Princeton's WordNet

  1. fabric, cloth, material, textile(adj)

    artifact made by weaving or felting or knitting or crocheting natural or synthetic fibers

    "the fabric in the curtains was light and semitransparent"; "woven cloth originated in Mesopotamia around 5000 BC"; "she measured off enough material for a dress"

  2. textile(adj)

    of or relating to fabrics or fabric making

    "textile research"


  1. textile(Noun)

    Cloth produced from a fabric.

  2. textile(Noun)

    a non-naturist

  3. textile(Adjective)

    clothing compulsive.

    A textile beach

  4. Origin: From textile, substantive use of textilis, from texo.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Textile(adj)

    pertaining to weaving or to woven fabrics; as, textile arts; woven, capable of being woven; formed by weaving; as, textile fabrics

  2. Textile(noun)

    that which is, or may be, woven; a fabric made by weaving


  1. Textile

    A textile or cloth is a flexible woven material consisting of a network of natural or artificial fibres often referred to as thread or yarn. Yarn is produced by spinning raw fibres of wool, flax, cotton, or other material to produce long strands. Textiles are formed by weaving, knitting, crocheting, knotting, or pressing fibres together. The words fabric and cloth are used in textile assembly trades as synonyms for textile. However, there are subtle differences in these terms in specialized usage. Textile refers to any material made of interlacing fibres. Fabric refers to any material made through weaving, knitting, spreading, crocheting, or bonding that may be used in production of further goods. Cloth may be used synonymously with fabric but often refers to a finished piece of fabric used for a specific purpose.

British National Corpus

  1. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'Textile' in Nouns Frequency: #2562

Translations for Textile

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary


a cloth or fabric made by weaving

woollen textiles; (also adjective) the textile industry.

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