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ˈdɪm ɪ tidim·i·ty
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a strong cotton fabric with a raised pattern; used for bedcovers and curtains
A light strong fabric with woven stripes or squares.
Etymology: 15th Century. From dimitum, from δίμιτον, from δίμιτος.
Dimity was a collective term for figured cloths of harness loom decorated with designs and patterns. It was a strong cotton cloth with various stripes and illustrations. It was only bleached or washed after loom less often dyed after looming, unlike fustian, usually dyed.It was a lightweight, sheer cotton fabric, used historically, having at least two warp threads thrown into relief to form fine cords. It was a cloth commonly employed for bed upholstery and curtains, and usually white, though sometimes a pattern was printed on it in colors. It was stout in texture, and woven in raised patterns. Originally dimity was made of silk or wool, but since the 18th century it has been woven almost exclusively of cotton.
a cotton fabric employed for hangings and furniture coverings, and formerly used for women's under-garments. It is of many patterns, both plain and twilled, and occasionally is printed in colors
Etymology: [Prob. fr. Gr. of double thread, dimity; di- = di`s- twice + a thread of the warp; prob. through D. diemet, of F. dimite, dmitte. Cf. Samite.]
Dimity is a lightweight, sheer cotton fabric having at least two warp threads thrown into relief to form fine cords. It is a cloth commonly employed for bed upholstery and curtains, and usually white, though sometimes a pattern is printed on it in colors. It is stout in texture, and woven in raised patterns. Originally dimity was made of silk or wool, but since the 18th century it has been woven almost exclusively of cotton. A palampore is a dimity made in India and used for bed coverings
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
dim′i-ti, n. a kind of stout white cotton cloth, striped or figured in the loom by weaving with two threads. [Through the L., from Gr. dimitos—di-, twice, mitos, a thread.]
Dictionary of Nautical Terms
The flying kites of a ship. "Give her the muslin," or "Spare not the dimity," frequently used in tropical chase of slavers.
Etymology and Origins
First brought from Damietta, Egypt.
The numerical value of Dimity in Chaldean Numerology is: 6
The numerical value of Dimity in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8
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