fabric, cloth, material, textile(noun)
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"
the underlying structure
"providing a factual framework for future research"; "it is part of the fabric of society"
An act of construction, especially the erection of a church
The framework underlying a structure
The fabric of our lives
A material made of fibers, a textile or cloth.
The texture of a cloth.
the smooth fabric of an oriental silk cloth
The appearance of crystalline grains in a rock
Interconnected nodes that look like a textile 'fabric' when viewed collectively from a distance
The internet is a fabric of computers connected by routers
Origin: From fabrique, from fabrica, from faber.
the structure of anything; the manner in which the parts of a thing are united; workmanship; texture; make; as cloth of a beautiful fabric
that which is fabricated
framework; structure; edifice; building
cloth of any kind that is woven or knit from fibers, either vegetable or animal; manufactured cloth; as, silks or other fabrics
the act of constructing; construction
any system or structure consisting of connected parts; as, the fabric of the universe
to frame; to build; to construct
Origin: [L. fabrica fabric, workshop: cf. F. fabrique fabric. See Forge.]
Fabric is a nightclub in London, United Kingdom. It was voted number 1 in DJ Magazine's "Top 100 Clubs in the World" poll in 2007 and 08 and number 2 in 2009 and 10. It is located on Charterhouse Street opposite Smithfield meat market on the southern boundary of the London Borough of Islington.
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
fab′rik, or fā′brik, n. workmanship: texture: anything framed by art and labour: building, esp. the construction and maintenance of a church, &c.: manufactured cloth: any system of connected parts.—v.t. (Milt.) to construct.—n. Fab′ricant, a manufacturer. [Fr. fabrique—L. fabrica—faber, a worker in hard materials.]
British National Corpus
Spoken Corpus Frequency
Rank popularity for the word 'fabric' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #4271
Rank popularity for the word 'fabric' in Nouns Frequency: #1436
The numerical value of fabric in Chaldean Numerology is: 8
The numerical value of fabric in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3
Sample Sentences & Example Usage
Quality is the result of a carefully constructed cultural environment. It has to be the fabric of the organization, not part of the fabric.
Some people weave burlap into the fabric of our lives, and some weave gold thread. Both contribute to make the whole picture beautiful and unique.
Although in some ways I do stand out, such as the hijab I wear on my head, the head covering, there's still so many ways I feel so embedded in the fabric that is our culture.
The response is amazing. We needed lots of white fabric to make kikimora suits for the winter. I posted on Facebook and was instantly inundated with donations of sheets and cloth.
Imagination is always the fabric of social life and the dynamic of history. The influence of real needs and compulsions, of real interests and materials, is indirect because the crowd is never conscious of it.
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Translations for fabric
From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary
- тъкан, постройка, материя, строеж, структура, плат, зданиеBulgarian
- stof, system, struktur, sammensætningDanish
- Textil, Bau, Stoff, Rohbau, Fasern, Struktur, GewebeGerman
- υφή, διάρθρωση, ιστός, πλέγμα, δομή, ύφασμαGreek
- género, tejido, telaSpanish
- kangas, rakentaminen, kudos, rakenne, kehikkoFinnish
- tissu, textile, structureFrench
- dèanamhScottish Gaelic
- szövevény, kelme, szerkezet, szövés, anyagszerkezet, szövet, anyag, textil, szHungarian
- tessuto, fabbricato, strutturaItalian
- кездеме, маңыз, мазмунKyrgyz
- struktur, byggesten, tøy, stoffNorwegian
- weefsel, textuur, stofDutch
- materiał, tekstura, faktura, struktura, tkaninaPolish
- pano, tecido, tato, estrutura, redePortuguese
- structură, țesătură, material țesut, textileRomanian
- tkanina, blagoSlovene
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