HyperDic: fabric

English > 2 senses of the word fabric:
NOUNartifactfabric, cloth, material, textileartifact made by weaving or felting or knitting or crocheting / crocheting natural or synthetic fibers
attributefabric, frameworkthe underlying structure
fabric > pronunciation
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English > fabric: 2 senses > noun 1, artifact
Meaningartifact made by weaving or felting or knitting or crocheting / crocheting natural or synthetic fibers.
Example"the fabric in the curtains was light and semitransparent"
Synonymscloth, material, textile
PartsedgingBorder consisting of anything placed on the edge to finish something (such as a fringe on clothing or on a rug)
hemThe edge of a piece of cloth
NarrowerAertexA trademark for a loosely woven cotton fabric that is used to make shirts and underwear
Velcronylon fabric used as a fastening
ViyellaA fabric made from a twilled mixture of cotton and wool
abaA fabric woven from goat hair and camel hair
acrylicA synthetic fabric
alpacaA thin glossy fabric made of the wool / wool of the Lama pacos, or made of a rayon or cotton imitation of that wool
baizeA bright green fabric napped to resemble felt
basket weaveA cloth woven of two or more threads interlaced to suggest the weave of a basket
batikA dyed fabric
batisteA thin plain-weave cotton or linen fabric
beltingThe material of which belts are made
bombazineA twilled fabric used for dresses
boucleA fabric of uneven yarn that has an uneven knobby effect
broadclothA closely woven silk or synthetic fabric with a narrow crosswise rib
broadclothA densely textured woolen fabric with a lustrous finish
brocadeThick heavy expensive material with a raised pattern
buckramA coarse cotton fabric stiffened with glue
buntingA loosely woven fabric used for flags / flags, etc.
calicocoarse cloth with a bright print
cambricA finely woven white linen
camel's hair, camelhairA soft tan cloth made with the hair of a camel
camletA fabric of Asian origin
camouflage, camoFabric dyed with splotches of green and brown and black and tan
canopyThe umbrellalike part of a parachute that fills with air
canvas, canvassA heavy, closely woven fabric (used for clothing or chairs or sails or tents)
cashmereA soft fabric made from the wool / wool of the Cashmere goat
cereclothA waterproof waxed cloth once used as a shroud
challisA soft lightweight fabric (usually printed)
chambrayA lightweight fabric woven with white threads across a colored warp
chenilleA heavy fabric woven with chenille cord
chiffonA sheer fabric of silk or rayon
chinoA coarse twilled cotton fabric frequently used for uniforms
chintzA brightly printed and glazed cotton fabric
coatingA heavy fabric suitable for coats
cobwebA fabric so delicate and transparent as to resemble a web of a spider
cord, corduroyA cut pile fabric with vertical ribs
cottonFabric woven from cotton fibers
cotton flannel, Canton flannelA stout cotton fabric with nap on only one side
crepe, crapeA soft thin light fabric with a crinkled surface
cretonneAn unglazed heavy fabric
crinolineA stiff coarse fabric used to stiffen hats or clothing
damaskA fabric of linen or cotton or silk or wool with a reversible pattern woven into it
denim, dungaree, jeanA coarse durable twill-weave cotton fabric
diamanteFabric covered with glittering ornaments such as sequins or rhinestones
diaperA fabric (usually cotton or linen) with a distinctive woven pattern of small repeated figures
dimityA strong cotton fabric with a raised pattern
doeskinA fine smooth soft woolen fabric
draperycloth gracefully draped and arranged in loose folds
duckA heavy cotton fabric of plain weave
duffel, duffleA coarse heavy woolen fabric
elasticA fabric made of yarns containing an elastic material
etamine, etaminA soft cotton or worsted fabric with an open mesh
failleA ribbed woven fabric of silk or rayon or cotton
feltA fabric made of compressed matted animal fibers
fiber, fibre, vulcanized fiberA leatherlike material made by compressing layers of paper or cloth
flannelA soft light woolen fabric
flanneletteA cotton fabric imitating flannel
fleeceA soft bulky fabric with deep pile
foulardA light plain-weave or twill-weave silk or silklike fabric (usually with a printed design)
friezeA heavy woolen fabric with a long nap
fustianA strong cotton and linen fabric with a slight nap
gabardineA firm durable fabric with a twill weave
georgetteA thin silk dress material
ginghamA clothing fabric in a plaid weave
grogramA coarse fabric of silk mixed with wool or mohair and often stiffened with gum
grosgrainA silk or silklike fabric with crosswise ribs
haircloth, haircloth woven from horsehair or camelhair
herringboneA twilled fabric with a herringbone pattern
homespunA rough loosely woven fabric originally made with yarn that was spun at home
hopsacking, hopsackA loosely woven coarse fabric of cotton or linen
horsehairA fabric made from fibers taken from the mane or tail of horses
jaconetA lightweight cotton cloth with a smooth and slightly stiff finish
jacquardA highly figured fabric woven on a Jacquard loom
khadi, khaddarA coarse homespun cotton cloth made in India
khakiA sturdy twilled cloth of a yellowish brown color used especially for military uniforms
knitA fabric made by knitting
laceA delicate decorative fabric woven in an open web of symmetrical patterns
lameA fabric interwoven with threads of metal
leatherette, imitation leatherFabric made to look like leather
linenA fabric woven with fibers from the flax plant
linsey-woolseyA rough fabric of linen warp and wool or cotton woof
lintcotton or linen fabric with the nap raised on one side
lisleA fabric woven with lisle thread
mackinawA heavy woolen cloth heavily napped and felted, often with a plaid design
mackintosh, macintoshA lightweight waterproof (usually rubberized) fabric
madrasA light patterned cotton cloth
marseilleStrong cotton fabric with a raised pattern
metallicA fabric made of a yarn that is partly or entirely / entirely of metal
mohairFabric made with yarn made from the silky hair of the Angora goat
moire, watered-silksilk fabric with a wavy surface pattern
moleskinA durable cotton fabric with a velvety nap
monk's clothA heavy cloth in basket weave
moquetteA thick velvety synthetic fabric used for carpets and soft upholstery
moreenA heavy fabric of wool (or wool and cotton) used mostly in upholstery or for curtains
motleyA multicolored woolen fabric woven of mixed threads in 14th to 17th century England
mousseline de soleA gauze-like fabric of silk or rayon
muslinplain-woven cotton fabric
nankeenA durable fabric formerly loomed by hand in China from natural cotton having a yellowish color
net, network, mesh, meshing, meshworkAn open fabric of string or rope or wire woven together at regular intervals
ninonA fine strong sheer silky fabric made of silk or rayon or nylon
nylonA synthetic fabric
oilclothcloth treated on one side with a drying oil or synthetic resin
olive drabA cloth of an olive-brown color used for military uniforms
organzaA fabric made of silk or a silklike fabric that resembles organdy
paisleyA soft wool fabric with a colorful swirled pattern of curved shapes
panting, trouseringAny fabric used to make trousers
pepper-and-saltA fabric woven with flecks of light and dark
percaleA fine closely woven cotton fabric
permanent press, durable pressA fabric that has been chemically processed to resist wrinkles and hold its shape
piece of cloth, piece of materialA separate part consisting of fabric
pilot clothA thick blue cloth used to make overcoats and coats for sailors / sailors etc
pina clothA fine cloth made from pineapple fibers
pinstripeA fabric with very thin stripes
piquetightly woven fabric with raised cords
plushA fabric with a nap that is longer and softer than velvet
polyesterAny of a large class of synthetic fabrics
pongeeA soft thin cloth woven from raw silk (or an imitation)
poplinA ribbed fabric used in clothing and upholstery
printA fabric with a dyed pattern pressed onto it (usually by engraved rollers)
quiltingA material used for making a quilt, or a quilted fabric
rayonA synthetic silklike fabric
rep, reppA fabric with prominent rounded crosswise ribs
sackclothA coarse cloth resembling sacking
sacking, baggingcoarse fabric used for bags or sacks
sailclothA strong fabric (such as cotton canvas) used for making sails and tents
samiteA heavy silk fabric (often woven with silver or gold threads)
sateenA cotton fabric with a satiny finish
satinA smooth fabric of silk or rayon
satinet, satinetteA fabric with a finish resembling satin but made partly or wholly from cotton or synthetic fiber
screeningFabric of metal or plastic mesh
scrimA firm open-weave fabric used for a curtain in the theater
seersuckerA light puckered fabric (usually striped)
sergeA twilled woolen fabric
shagA fabric with long coarse nap
shantungA heavy silk fabric with a rough surface (or a cotton imitation)
sharkskinA smooth crisp fabric
sheetingFabric from which bed sheets are made
shirtingAny of various fabrics used to make men's shirts
shirttailFabric forming the tail of a shirt
silesiaA sturdy twill-weave cotton fabric
silkA fabric made from the fine threads produced by certain insect larvae
spandexAn elastic synthetic fabric
sponge clothAny soft porous fabric (especially in a loose honeycomb weave)
stammelA coarse woolen cloth formerly used for undergarments and usually dyed bright red
suede cloth, suedeA fabric made to resemble suede leather
suitingA fabric used for suits
swan's downSoft woolen fabric used especially for baby clothes
taffetaA crisp smooth lustrous fabric
tammyplain-woven (often glazed) fabric of wool or wool and cotton used especially formerly for linings and garments and curtains
tapa, tappaA paperlike cloth made in the South Pacific by pounding tapa bark
tapestry, tapisA heavy textile with a woven design
tartan, plaidA cloth having a crisscross design
terry, terry cloth, terryclothA pile fabric (usually cotton) with uncut loops on both sides
tickingA strong fabric used for mattress and pillow covers
toweling, towellingAny of various fabrics (linen or cotton) used to make towels
tweedThick woolen fabric used for clothing
twillA cloth with parallel diagonal lines or ribs
upholstery materialThe fabric used in upholstering
velour, veloursHeavy fabric that resembles velvet
velvetA silky densely piled fabric with a plain back
velveteenA usually cotton fabric with a short pile imitating velvet
vicunaA soft wool fabric made from the fleece of the vicuna
voileA light semitransparent fabric
wash-and-wearA fabric treated to be easily washable and to require no ironing
waterproofAny fabric impervious to water
webA fabric (especially a fabric in the process of being woven)
webbingA strong fabric woven in strips
whipcordA strong worsted or cotton fabric with a diagonal rib
winceyA plain or twilled fabric of wool and cotton used especially for warm shirts or skirts and pajamas
wire clothFabric woven of metallic wire
wool, woolen, woollenA fabric made from the hair of sheep
worstedA woolen fabric with a hard textured surface and no nap
yokeFabric comprising a fitted part at the top of a garment
Broaderartifact, artefactA man-made object taken as a whole
Substanceswarpyarn arranged lengthways on a loom and crossed by the woof
woof, weft, filling, pickThe yarn woven across the warp yarn in weaving
Spanishgénero, material, paño, tejido, tela, textil, trapo
Catalandrap, material, roba, teixit, tela, tèxtil
Adjectivestextileof or relating to fabrics or fabric making
English > fabric: 2 senses > noun 2, attribute
MeaningThe underlying structure.
Example "it is part of the fabric of society"
BroaderstructureThe manner of construction of something and the arrangement of its parts
Spanisharmazón, fundamento

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