What does fabric mean?

Definitions for fabricˈfæb rɪk

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word fabric.

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"


  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

  8. Origin: [L. fabrica fabric, workshop: cf. F. fabrique fabric. See Forge.]


  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.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Fabric

    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. fabricafaber, a worker in hard materials.]

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


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of fabric in Chaldean Numerology is: 8

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of fabric in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Philip Crosby, Reflections on Quality:

    Quality is the result of a carefully constructed cultural environment. It has to be the fabric of the organization, not part of the fabric.

  2. Anonymous:

    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.

  3. The Abu-Salhas:

    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.

  4. Yuliana Lytvynenko:

    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.

  5. Mark Twain:

    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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