Definitions for fabricˈfæb rɪk

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

fab•ricˈfæb rɪk(n.)

  1. a cloth made by weaving, knitting, or felting fibers.

    Category: Textiles

  2. the texture of a cloth or material.

    Category: Textiles

  3. framework; structure:

    the fabric of society.

  4. the spatial arrangement and orientation of the constituents of a rock.

    Category: Petrology

  5. a building; edifice.

  6. the method of construction.

Origin of fabric:

1475–85; (< MF fabrique) < L fabrica craft, workshop

Princeton's WordNet

  1. 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"

  2. framework, fabric(noun)

    the underlying structure

    "providing a factual framework for future research"; "it is part of the fabric of society"

Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary

  1. fabric(noun)ˈfæb rɪk

    cloth; = material

    fabric for making cushion covers


  1. fabric(Noun)

    structure, building

  2. fabric(Noun)

    An act of construction, especially the erection of a church

  3. fabric(Noun)

    The framework underlying a structure

    The fabric of our lives

  4. fabric(Noun)

    A material made of fibers, a textile or cloth.

    cotton fabric

  5. fabric(Noun)

    The texture of a cloth.

    the smooth fabric of an oriental silk cloth

  6. fabric(Noun)

    The appearance of crystalline grains in a rock

  7. fabric(Noun)

    Interconnected nodes that look like a textile 'fabric' when viewed collectively from a distance

    The internet is a fabric of computers connected by routers

  8. Origin: From fabrique, from fabrica, from faber.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Fabric(noun)

    the structure of anything; the manner in which the parts of a thing are united; workmanship; texture; make; as cloth of a beautiful fabric

  2. Fabric(noun)

    that which is fabricated

  3. Fabric(noun)

    framework; structure; edifice; building

  4. Fabric(noun)

    cloth of any kind that is woven or knit from fibers, either vegetable or animal; manufactured cloth; as, silks or other fabrics

  5. Fabric(noun)

    the act of constructing; construction

  6. Fabric(noun)

    any system or structure consisting of connected parts; as, the fabric of the universe

  7. Fabric(verb)

    to frame; to build; to construct


  1. Fabric

    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.

British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'fabric' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #4271

  2. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'fabric' in Nouns Frequency: #1436

Translations for fabric

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary


(a type of) cloth or material

Nylon is a man-made fabric.

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