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"


  1. cloth(Noun)

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

  2. cloth(Noun)

    A piece of cloth used for a particular purpose.

  3. cloth(Noun)

    A form of attire that represents a particular profession.

  4. cloth(Noun)

    Priesthood, clergy.

  5. Origin: 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

  2. Cloth(noun)

    the dress; raiment. [Obs.] See Clothes

  3. Cloth(noun)

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

  4. Origin: [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 used for a variety of purposes according to the manufacturer design.

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

    Submitted by MC Harmonious 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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How to say cloth in sign language?

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  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. Jesse Jackson:

    America is not a blanket woven from one thread, one color, one cloth.

  2. Nikki Reed:

    I learned how to change a cloth diaper on a raccoon, i was maybe 8 or 9.

  3. Gustave Flaubert:

    Stupidity consists in wanting to reach conclusions. We are a thread, and we want to know the whole cloth.

  4. Kaleo Paik:

    Traditionally the long and larger bones would be washed, wrapped in cloth and put in a funeral basket and buried.

  5. Nadezhda Ignatenko:

    There are no coffins here, nothing, people would be wrapped in a piece of cloth and buried in the yard like dogs.

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