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. Lara Mackay:

    I'm planning to make as many as possible and am asking fabric outlets for fabric donations to sew.

  2. Isabella Appell:

    I think the biggest challenge is just getting the materials, i personally love making these masks. I would do it in my free time. I would do it all the time. But I am short on materials, so I would really appreciate any type of fabric donation or help sewing.

  3. 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.

  4. Zhao Yang:

    Compared with Guangdong, where our fabric mill sites are, Xinjiang's water is very scarce.

  5. Benny Gantz:

    These are fateful times both for Israel's borders and character, as well as its democratic fabric, the peace plan devised by President Trump will go down in history as a meaningful landmark mapping the way for the different players in the Middle East to finally move forward towards an historical and regional agreement.

Images & Illustrations of fabric

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