What does cloth mean?

Definitions for cloth
klɔθ, klɒθcloth

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word cloth.

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"

Wiktionary

  1. clothnoun

    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. clothnoun

    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. clothnoun

    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. clothnoun

    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. Clothnoun

    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. Clothnoun

    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. Clothnoun

    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  

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  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

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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. Rachael Goba:

    They are going to use alternative, unsafe methods such as the cloth and some will even use cow dung. That's how bad the situation is, it has reversed all the gains we have made with regards to menstrual hygiene.

  2. 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.

  3. Sara Greenstein:

    Although wearing a cloth face mask is better than nothing, it is no substitute for an N95 or surgical mask, which are precisely engineered, highly technical products.

  4. Priyantha Jayakody:

    She would always take care of me, my son and our house. She had just bought cloth and was making new curtains, my life changed in seconds.

  5. Michael Breen:

    As a veteran I can say I owe my life to our Afghan allies, it's not just interpreters. There are so many people who risked their lives -- children, families -- to keep us safe. And for 20 years American veterans looked our allies in the eyes and made those promises wearing the cloth of the nation.

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