What does fabric mean?

Definitions for fabricˈfæb rɪk

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"


  1. fabric(Noun)

    structure, building

  2. fabric(Noun)

    An act of construction, especially the erection of a church

  3. fabric(Noun)

    The framework underlying a structure

    The fabric of our lives

  4. fabric(Noun)

    A material made of fibers, a textile or cloth.

    cotton fabric

  5. fabric(Noun)

    The texture of a cloth.

    the smooth fabric of an oriental silk cloth

  6. fabric(Noun)

    The appearance of crystalline grains in a rock

  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

  8. Origin: 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

  2. Fabric(noun)

    that which is fabricated

  3. Fabric(noun)

    framework; structure; edifice; building

  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

  5. Fabric(noun)

    the act of constructing; construction

  6. Fabric(noun)

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

  7. Fabric(verb)

    to frame; to build; to construct

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


  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.]

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


  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

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Thomas Ibiang:

    You destroy the whole fabric.

  2. National Security Adviser Susan Rice:

    It's destructive to the fabric of the relationship.

  3. Don DeLillo, White Noise:

    That which we fear to touch is often the fabric of our salvation.

  4. Susan Bain:

    No closures, no Velcro, nothing. No attachment of fabric, nothing.

  5. Brian Abrams:

    It's so much in the fabric of late-night TV today you don't even notice it.

Images & Illustrations of fabric

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