Definitions for fabricˈfæb rɪk
Random House Webster's College Dictionary
a cloth made by weaving, knitting, or felting fibers.
the texture of a cloth or material.
the fabric of society.
the spatial arrangement and orientation of the constituents of a rock.
a building; edifice.
the method of construction.
Origin of fabric:
1475–85; (< MF fabrique) < L fabrica craft, workshop
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"
Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary
cloth; = material
fabric for making cushion covers
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
Translations for fabric
Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary
(a type of) cloth or material
Nylon is a man-made fabric.
- kleedstof, materiaalAfrikaans
- tecidoPortuguese (BR)
- der StoffGerman
- stof; tekstilDanish
- tela, tejidoSpanish
- پارچه؛ بافتهFarsi
- materijal, tkaninaCroatian
- vefnaður, dúkur; efniIcelandic
- 직물, 섬유Korean
- audums; drēbeLatvian
- stoff, tøy, tekstilNorwegian
- پارچه؛ بافتهPersian
- ټوكر، جوړ شوى شى (په لاس يا ما شين)، جوړښتPashto
- ţesătură, stofăRomanian
- blago, tkaninaSlovenian
- tyg, materialSwedish
- 織物Chinese (Trad.)
- ایک قسم کا کپڑاUrdu
- loại vải được dệtVietnamese
- 织物Chinese (Simp.)
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