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English noun: fabric

1. fabric (artifact) artifact made by weaving or felting or knitting or crocheting natural or synthetic fibers


SamplesThe fabric in the curtains was light and semitransparent.
Woven cloth originated in Mesopotamia around 5000 BC.
She measured off enough material for a dress.


Synonymscloth, material, textile


Broader (hypernym)artefact, artifact


Narrower (hyponym)aba, acrylic, Aertex, alpaca, bagging, baize, basket weave, batik, batiste, belting, bombazine, boucle, broadcloth, broadcloth, brocade, buckram, bunting, calico, cambric, camel's hair, camelhair, camlet, camo, camouflage, canopy, Canton flannel, canvas, canvass, cashmere, cerecloth, challis, chambray, chenille, chiffon, chino, chintz, coating, cobweb, cord, corduroy, cotton, cotton flannel, crape, crepe, cretonne, crinoline, damask, denim, diamante, diaper, dimity, doeskin, drapery, duck, duffel, duffle, dungaree, durable press, elastic, etamin, etamine, faille, felt, fiber, fibre, flannel, flannelette, fleece, foulard, frieze, fustian, gabardine, georgette, gingham, grogram, grosgrain, hair, haircloth, herringbone, homespun, hopsack, hopsacking, horsehair, imitation leather, jaconet, jacquard, jean, khaddar, khadi, khaki, knit, lace, lame, leatherette, linen, linsey-woolsey, lint, lisle, macintosh, mackinaw, mackintosh, madras, marseille, mesh, meshing, meshwork, metallic, mohair, moire, moleskin, monk's cloth, moquette, moreen, motley, mousseline de sole, muslin, nankeen, net, network, ninon, nylon, oilcloth, olive drab, organza, paisley, panting, pepper-and-salt, percale, permanent press, piece of cloth, piece of material, pilot cloth, pina cloth, pinstripe, pique, plaid, plush, polyester, pongee, poplin, print, quilting, rayon, rep, repp, sackcloth, sacking, sailcloth, samite, sateen, satin, satinet, satinette, screening, scrim, seersucker, serge, shag, shantung, sharkskin, sheeting, shirting, shirttail, silesia, silk, spandex, sponge cloth, stammel, suede, suede cloth, suiting, swan's down, taffeta, tammy, tapa, tapestry, tapis, tappa, tartan, terry, terry cloth, terrycloth, ticking, toweling, towelling, trousering, tweed, twill, upholstery material, Velcro, velour, velours, velvet, velveteen, vicuna, Viyella, voile, vulcanized fiber, wash-and-wear, watered-silk, waterproof, web, webbing, whipcord, wincey, wire cloth, wool, woolen, woollen, worsted, yoke


Part holonymedging, hem


Substance holonymfilling, pick, warp, weft, woof

2. fabric (attribute) the underlying structure


SamplesProviding a factual framework for future research.
It is part of the fabric of society.


Synonymsframework


Broader (hypernym)structure









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