What does fabric mean?

Definitions for fabric
ˈfæb rɪkfab·ric

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

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

    Etymology: From fabrique, from fabrica, from faber.

  2. fabricnoun

    An act of construction, especially the erection of a church

    Etymology: From fabrique, from fabrica, from faber.

  3. fabricnoun

    The framework underlying a structure

    The fabric of our lives

    Etymology: From fabrique, from fabrica, from faber.

  4. fabricnoun

    A material made of fibers, a textile or cloth.

    cotton fabric

    Etymology: From fabrique, from fabrica, from faber.

  5. fabricnoun

    The texture of a cloth.

    the smooth fabric of an oriental silk cloth

    Etymology: From fabrique, from fabrica, from faber.

  6. fabricnoun

    The appearance of crystalline grains in a rock

    Etymology: From fabrique, from fabrica, from faber.

  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

    Etymology: From fabrique, from fabrica, from faber.

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

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

  2. Fabricnoun

    that which is fabricated

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

  3. Fabricnoun

    framework; structure; edifice; building

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

  4. Fabricnoun

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

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

  5. Fabricnoun

    the act of constructing; construction

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

  6. Fabricnoun

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

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

  7. Fabricverb

    to frame; to build; to construct

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

Freebase

  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. Yoshiyuki Miyamae:

    One of the characteristics of this new fabric...is that it starts from something two-dimensional but then when someone wears it, something 3D-like goes into the clothes, so it starts to move and change shape according to someone's movement or body shapes.

  2. Baba Faiz:

    To write is easy, while writing for publication seems a tough task to be performed well. Writing down the emotions that you truly feel beautifies the spirit of writing and enlightens the reader; on the contrary, overloading your thoughts with heavy words- having no senses at all but carrying multi-dimensional meanings with them- for the one and only sake of publication perishes the fabric of writing.

  3. The Abu-Salhas:

    Although in some ways I do stand out, such as the hijab I wear on my head, the head covering, there's still so many ways I feel so embedded in the fabric that is our culture.

  4. Patrick Soon-Shiong:

    This unconscious bias and racism is pervasive. It's almost inherent, sadly, in the historic fabric of this country, we have to recognize that, accept it and then break it.

  5. Dante Alighieri, The Divine Comedy:

    Through me you pass into the city of woe: Through me you pass into eternal pain: Through me among the people lost for aye. Justice the founder of my fabric moved: To rear me was the task of power divine, Supremest wisdom, and primeval love. Before me things create were none, save things Eternal, and eternal I shall endure. All hope abandon, ye who enter here.

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