What does FABRIC mean?

Definitions for FABRIC
ˈfæb rɪkfab·ric

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. fabric, cloth, material, textilenoun

    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, fabricnoun

    the underlying structure

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

Wiktionary

  1. fabricnoun

    structure, building

  2. fabricnoun

    An act of construction, especially the erection of a church

  3. fabricnoun

    The framework underlying a structure

    The fabric of our lives

  4. fabricnoun

    A material made of fibers, a textile or cloth.

    cotton fabric

  5. fabricnoun

    The texture of a cloth.

    the smooth fabric of an oriental silk cloth

  6. fabricnoun

    The appearance of crystalline grains in a rock

  7. fabricnoun

    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. Etymology: From fabrique, from fabrica, from faber.

Wikipedia

  1. Fabric

    Textile is an umbrella term that includes various fiber-based materials, including fibers, yarns, filaments, threads, different fabric types, etc. At first, the word "textiles" only referred to woven fabrics. However, weaving is not the only manufacturing method, and many other methods were later developed to form textile structures based on their intended use. Knitting and non-woven are other popular types of fabric manufacturing. In the contemporary world, textiles satisfy the material needs for versatile applications, from simple daily clothing to bulletproof jackets, spacesuits, and doctor's gowns.Textiles are divided into two groups: Domestic purposes [consumer textiles] and technical textiles. In consumer textiles, aesthetics and comfort are the most important factors, but in technical textiles, functional properties are the priority.Geotextiles, industrial textiles, medical textiles, and many other areas are examples of technical textiles, whereas clothing and furnishings are examples of consumer textiles. Each component of a textile product, including fiber, yarn, fabric, processing, and finishing, affects the final product. Components may vary among various textile products as they are selected based on their fitness for purpose.Fiber is the smallest component of a fabric; fibers are typically spun into yarn, and yarns are used to manufacture fabrics. Fiber has a hair-like appearance and a higher length-to-width ratio. The sources of fibers may be natural, synthetic, or both. The techniques of felting and bonding directly transform fibers into fabric. In other cases, yarns are manipulated with different fabric manufacturing systems to produce various fabric constructions. The fibers are twisted or laid out to make a long, continuous strand of yarn. Yarns are then used to make different kinds of fabric by weaving, knitting, crocheting, knotting, tatting, or braiding. After manufacturing, textile materials are processed and finished to add value, such as aesthetics, physical characteristics, and increased usefulness. The manufacturing of textiles is the oldest industrial art. Dyeing, printing, and embroidery are all different decorative arts applied to textile materials.

ChatGPT

  1. fabric

    Fabric is a type of material, typically produced by weaving or knitting natural or synthetic fibers together, which is used to create different products like clothing, accessories, beddings, furniture coverings or various other textiles.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Fabricnoun

    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. Fabricnoun

    that which is fabricated

  3. Fabricnoun

    framework; structure; edifice; building

  4. Fabricnoun

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

  5. Fabricnoun

    the act of constructing; construction

  6. Fabricnoun

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

  7. Fabricverb

    to frame; to build; to construct

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

Wikidata

  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.]

Editors Contribution

  1. fabric

    A type of material.

    The fabric was so beautiful it felt amazing.


    Submitted by MaryC on February 21, 2020  

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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

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Numerology

  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

Examples of FABRIC in a Sentence

  1. President Trump:

    I think it changed the fabric of Europe and, unless you act very quickly, it’s never going to be what it was and I don’t mean that in a positive way, so I think allowing millions and millions of people to come into Europe is very, very sad.

  2. Gareth Price:

    The first round of the Internet is creating a very individualistic, detached experiences, in one way it has even taken us away from social networking. We are still in a box in a room. I think when the Internet becomes this kind of fabric on top of everyday life it will open up new opportunities to reestablish group and commonwealth experiences.

  3. Jocelyn Charnas:

    I'll be very sad if it closes, mostly because I like to shop in person, I like to feel and touch fabric, and I think fit is so important, online shopping really doesn't do it for me.

  4. Danielle Clough:

    My favorite is one of my biggest portraits, it's fluorescent and on a backing board that's gold. It's bright and hectic. I sold it to this woman in the U.S. who teaches kids about cultures through fabric art.

  5. Aloo Denish:

    At the intersection of biology and chemistry, biochemistry reveals the invisible threads that weave together the fabric of existence. ~ Aloo Denish

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