What does cloth mean?

Definitions for cloth
klɔθ, klɒθcloth

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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"

Wiktionary

  1. cloth(Noun)

    A woven fabric such as used in dressing, decorating, cleaning or other practical use.

    Etymology: From cloth, clath, from claþ, from klaiþan, from gleit-. Cognate with clath, klaid, kleed, Dutch kleed, kleed, German Kleid, klæde, kläde, klæði, cliþan. Cognate with ngjit and perhaps with qeth.

  2. cloth(Noun)

    A piece of cloth used for a particular purpose.

    Etymology: From cloth, clath, from claþ, from klaiþan, from gleit-. Cognate with clath, klaid, kleed, Dutch kleed, kleed, German Kleid, klæde, kläde, klæði, cliþan. Cognate with ngjit and perhaps with qeth.

  3. cloth(Noun)

    A form of attire that represents a particular profession.

    Etymology: From cloth, clath, from claþ, from klaiþan, from gleit-. Cognate with clath, klaid, kleed, Dutch kleed, kleed, German Kleid, klæde, kläde, klæði, cliþan. Cognate with ngjit and perhaps with qeth.

  4. cloth(Noun)

    Priesthood, clergy.

    Etymology: From cloth, clath, from claþ, from klaiþan, from gleit-. Cognate with clath, klaid, kleed, Dutch kleed, kleed, German Kleid, klæde, kläde, klæði, cliþan. Cognate with ngjit and perhaps with qeth.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Cloth(noun)

    a fabric made of fibrous material (or sometimes of wire, as in wire cloth); commonly, a woven fabric of cotton, woolen, or linen, adapted to be made into garments; specifically, woolen fabrics, as distinguished from all others

    Etymology: [OE. clath cloth, AS. cl cloth, garment; akin to D. kleed, Icel. kli, Dan. klde, cloth, Sw. klde, G. kleid garment, dress.]

  2. Cloth(noun)

    the dress; raiment. [Obs.] See Clothes

    Etymology: [OE. clath cloth, AS. cl cloth, garment; akin to D. kleed, Icel. kli, Dan. klde, cloth, Sw. klde, G. kleid garment, dress.]

  3. Cloth(noun)

    the distinctive dress of any profession, especially of the clergy; hence, the clerical profession

    Etymology: [OE. clath cloth, AS. cl cloth, garment; akin to D. kleed, Icel. kli, Dan. klde, cloth, Sw. klde, G. kleid garment, dress.]

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Cloth

    kloth, n. woven material from which garments or coverings are made: clothing: the usual dress of a trade or profession, esp. the clerical:—pl. Cloths.—v.t. Clothe (klōth), to cover with a garment: to provide with clothes: (fig.) to invest as with a garment: to cover:—pr.p. clōth′ing; pa.t. and pa.p. clōthed or clad.—n.pl. Clothes (klōthz, coll. klōz), garments or articles of dress: blankets for a bed.—ns. Clothes′-bas′ket, a large basket for holding and carrying clothes; Clothes′-brush, a brush for clothes; Clothes′-horse, Clothes′-screen, a frame for hanging clothes on to dry; Clothes′-line, a rope or wire for hanging clothes on to dry; Clothes′-moth, one of various tineas whose larvæ feed on furs, woollens, &c., spinning cases out of these; Clothes′-pin, a forked piece of wood to secure clothes on a line; Clothes′-press, a place for holding clothes; Cloth′-hall, a cloth-exchange building or market; Cloth′ier, one who makes or sells cloth; Cloth′ing, clothes, garments: covering; Cloth′-yard, formerly the yard by which cloth was measured.—Cloth of gold, a tissue consisting of threads of gold and silk or wool; Cloth of state, a canopy; Cloth-yard shaft, an arrow a cloth-yard long.—Clothe in words, to express ideas in words; Clothe on, or upon, to invest: to cover.—American cloth, a kind of enamelled cloth, used for covering chairs, &c.—The cloth, the clerical profession: the clergy. [A.S. cláth, cloth; Ger. kleid, a garment.]

Editors Contribution

  1. cloth

    A type of material and product created and designed in various colors, materials, shapes, sizes and styles.

    Cloths are created for a variety of purposes e.g. cleaning, washing and applying a number of things.

    Submitted by MaryC on October 14, 2016  

British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'cloth' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #4688

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'cloth' in Written Corpus Frequency: #3766

  3. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'cloth' in Nouns Frequency: #1738

How to pronounce cloth?

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    Karen
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How to say cloth in sign language?

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of cloth in Chaldean Numerology is: 4

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of cloth in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4

Examples of cloth in a Sentence

  1. Robert Redfield:

    We are not defenseless against COVID-19, cloth face coverings are one of the most powerful weapons we have to slow and stop the spread of the virus -- particularly when used universally within a community setting. All Americans have a responsibility to protect themselves, their families, and their communities.

  2. Kahlil Gibran:

    My friends and my road-fellows, pity the nation that is full of beliefs and empty of religion. Pity the nation that wears a cloth it does not weave, eats a bread it does not harvest, and drinks a wine that flows not from its own winepress. Pity the nation that acclaims the bully as hero, and that deems the glittering conqueror bountiful. Pity the nation that raises not its voice save when it walks in a funeral, boasts not except among its ruins, and will rebel not save when its neck is laid between the sword and the block. Pity the nation whose statesman is a fox, whose philosopher is a juggler, and whose art is the art of patching and mimicking. Pity the nation that welcomes its new ruler with trumpetings, and farewells him with hootings, only to welcome another with trumpetings again. Pity the nation divided into fragments, each fragment deeming itself a nation.

  3. Hazel Blears:

    If all intelligence professionals are cut from the same cloth, sharing similar backgrounds and similar characteristics, then they are likely to share 'unacknowledged biases' which will circumscribe both the definition of problems and the search for solutions.

  4. James Taylor:

    The Supreme Decree issued by Peru last year is a complete repudiation of the debt cleverly wrapped in the cloth of a resolution.

  5. 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.

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