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?

  1. Alex
    Alex
    US English
    Daniel
    Daniel
    British
    Karen
    Karen
    Australian
    Veena
    Veena
    Indian

How to say fabric in sign language?

  1. fabric

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. The Turkish official:

    Buildings damaged during operations will be renewed in rehabilitation projects. One of the most important of these is Sur. Historical buildings will be renewed in ways suiting the historical fabric.

  2. Norman Lear:

    I think about it, and I want to cry, because it took a great deal of time, respect and affection in both directions. But it existed then, the fact is, time existed for that, and it wasn't( unique) in this world. It was part of a fabric of living these lives. Not today. Not today.

  3. Fatima Saleem al-Khalife:

    I've never received less aid than I did this year, i have to pay LL100,000( $ 66) a month for the land this tent is on... and I still need to get fabric to cover my house.

  4. Ould Cheikh Ahmed:

    The country's infrastructure is destroyed; families dispersed, and its social fabric torn apart. This is a critical and most difficult phase. With every passing day, more and more Yemeni lives are lost.

  5. Anthon St Maarten:

    Highly sensitive people are too often perceived as weaklings or damaged goods. To feel intensely is not a symptom of weakness, it is the trademark of the truly alive and compassionate. It is not the empath who is broken, it is society that has become dysfunctional and emotionally disabled. There is no shame in expressing your authentic feelings. Those who are at times described as being a 'hot mess' or having 'too many issues' are the very fabric of what keeps the dream alive for a more caring, humane world. Never be ashamed to let your tears shine a light in this world.

Images & Illustrations of fabric

  1. fabricfabricfabricfabricfabric

Popularity rank by frequency of use

fabric#1#3982#10000

Translations for fabric

From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary

Get even more translations for fabric »

Translation

Find a translation for the fabric definition in other languages:

Select another language:

  • - Select -
  • 简体中文 (Chinese - Simplified)
  • 繁體中文 (Chinese - Traditional)
  • Español (Spanish)
  • Esperanto (Esperanto)
  • 日本語 (Japanese)
  • Português (Portuguese)
  • Deutsch (German)
  • العربية (Arabic)
  • Français (French)
  • Русский (Russian)
  • ಕನ್ನಡ (Kannada)
  • 한국어 (Korean)
  • עברית (Hebrew)
  • Gaeilge (Irish)
  • Українська (Ukrainian)
  • اردو (Urdu)
  • Magyar (Hungarian)
  • मानक हिन्दी (Hindi)
  • Indonesia (Indonesian)
  • Italiano (Italian)
  • தமிழ் (Tamil)
  • Türkçe (Turkish)
  • తెలుగు (Telugu)
  • ภาษาไทย (Thai)
  • Tiếng Việt (Vietnamese)
  • Čeština (Czech)
  • Polski (Polish)
  • Bahasa Indonesia (Indonesian)
  • Românește (Romanian)
  • Nederlands (Dutch)
  • Ελληνικά (Greek)
  • Latinum (Latin)
  • Svenska (Swedish)
  • Dansk (Danish)
  • Suomi (Finnish)
  • فارسی (Persian)
  • ייִדיש (Yiddish)
  • հայերեն (Armenian)
  • Norsk (Norwegian)
  • English (English)

Word of the Day

Would you like us to send you a FREE new word definition delivered to your inbox daily?

Please enter your email address:


Discuss these fabric definitions with the community:

0 Comments

    Citation

    Use the citation below to add this definition to your bibliography:

    Style:MLAChicagoAPA

    "fabric." Definitions.net. STANDS4 LLC, 2021. Web. 16 Jan. 2021. <https://www.definitions.net/definition/fabric>.

    Are we missing a good definition for fabric? Don't keep it to yourself...

    Free, no signup required:

    Add to Chrome

    Get instant definitions for any word that hits you anywhere on the web!

    Free, no signup required:

    Add to Firefox

    Get instant definitions for any word that hits you anywhere on the web!

    Quiz

    Are you a words master?

    »
    fill with high spirits; fill with optimism
    • A. loom
    • B. abase
    • C. cleave
    • D. elate

    Nearby & related entries:

    Alternative searches for fabric:


    Thanks for your vote! We truly appreciate your support.