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, 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"

  2. framework, fabric(noun)

    the underlying structure

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

Wiktionary

  1. fabric(Noun)

    structure, building

    Etymology: From fabrique, from fabrica, from faber.

  2. fabric(Noun)

    An act of construction, especially the erection of a church

    Etymology: From fabrique, from fabrica, from faber.

  3. fabric(Noun)

    The framework underlying a structure

    The fabric of our lives

    Etymology: From fabrique, from fabrica, from faber.

  4. fabric(Noun)

    A material made of fibers, a textile or cloth.

    cotton fabric

    Etymology: From fabrique, from fabrica, from faber.

  5. fabric(Noun)

    The texture of a cloth.

    the smooth fabric of an oriental silk cloth

    Etymology: From fabrique, from fabrica, from faber.

  6. fabric(Noun)

    The appearance of crystalline grains in a rock

    Etymology: From fabrique, from fabrica, from faber.

  7. fabric(Noun)

    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. Fabric(noun)

    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. Fabric(noun)

    that which is fabricated

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

  3. Fabric(noun)

    framework; structure; edifice; building

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

  4. Fabric(noun)

    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. Fabric(noun)

    the act of constructing; construction

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

  6. Fabric(noun)

    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. Fabric(verb)

    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  

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

How to pronounce fabric?

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How to say fabric in sign language?

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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. Zhao Yang:

    We are not sure whether the capacity of the facility could meet all the demand and protect the environment from damage, compared with Guangdong, where our fabric mill sites are, Xinjiang's water is very scarce.

  2. Nina McLemore boutiquesNina McLemore:

    I went to Paris on February 14 for the semi-annual fabric show, and 30 % of the people who are normally there weren't, the airports were empty, the planes weren't full. It was clear to me, this was really serious.

  3. RAS CARDO REGGAE:

    ***(C)(P) RACISM IS SO WOVEN INTO THE FABRIC OF AMERICAN SOCIETY THAT IT WILL TAKE SEVERAL DECADES, IF POSSIBLE, TO DE-PROGRAMME THE POPULOUS NOT TO SEE OTHERS AS JUST-PROPERTY-TO BE SOLD AND LET.UNTIL THEN, THE INJUSTICES WILL CONTINUE.

  4. Fawaz Gerges:

    It will be extremely difficult to glue Syria back together as one country, the social fabric, the thick ties that bind it together have been dismantled, assad rule is really an area that corresponds more or less with a core identity area, yes there are many Sunnis and Christians living there but they see themselves as part of this core – the middle-class, upper-class Sunnis and Christians.

  5. Hakan Altinay:

    Too many of the attacks against The HDP are not investigated, the social contract has been broken. . ( And this is) key to( the Kurdish) sense of alienation. If you carry on that way the social fabric unravels.

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