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Counsel woven into the fabric of real life is wisdom.
Walter Benjamin

Meaning of "fabric" in the English dictionary

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ETYMOLOGY OF THE WORD FABRIC

From Latin fabrica workshop, from faber craftsman.
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Etymology is the study of the origin of words and their changes in structure and significance.
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PRONUNCIATION OF FABRIC

fabric  [ˈfæbrɪk] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF FABRIC

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Fabric is a noun.
A noun is a type of word the meaning of which determines reality. Nouns provide the names for all things: people, objects, sensations, feelings, etc.

WHAT DOES FABRIC MEAN IN ENGLISH?

fabric

Textile

A textile or cloth is a flexible woven material consisting of a network of natural or artificial fibres often referred to as thread or yarn. Yarn is produced by spinning raw fibres of wool, flax, cotton, or other material to produce long strands. Textiles are formed by weaving, knitting, crocheting, knotting, or pressing fibres together. The words fabric and cloth are used in textile assembly trades as synonyms for textile. However, there are subtle differences in these terms in specialized usage. Textile refers to any material made of interlacing fibres. Fabric refers to any material made through weaving, knitting, spreading, crocheting, or bonding that may be used in production of further goods. Cloth may be used synonymously with fabric but often refers to a finished piece of fabric used for a specific purpose. Alpaca Textile at the Otavalo Artisan Market in the Andes Mountains, Ecuador...

Definition of fabric in the English dictionary

The first definition of fabric in the dictionary is any cloth made from yarn or fibres by weaving, knitting, felting, etc. Other definition of fabric is the texture of a cloth. Fabric is also a structure or framework.

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH FABRIC


airbrick
ˈɛəˌbrɪk
brick
brɪk
brik
brɪk
cambric
ˈkeɪmbrɪk
cerebric
ˈserɪbrɪk
Cimbric
ˈsɪmbrɪk
cobric
ˈkɒbrɪk
firebrick
ˈfaɪəˌbrɪk
goldbrick
ˈɡəʊldbrɪk
Kubrick
ˈkjuːbrɪk
lubric
ˈluːbrɪk
redbrick
ˈrɛdˌbrɪk
rubric
ˈruːbrɪk

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE FABRIC

fable
fabled
fabler
fablet
fabliau
fabliaux
Fablon
Fabre
fabric conditioner
fabric ribbon
fabricant
fabricate
fabricated
fabrication
fabricative
fabricator
fabricking
Fabrikoid
Fabry
fabular

WORDS THAT END LIKE FABRIC

aeroplane fabric
aircraft fabric
asymmetric
atmospheric
centric
eric
gastric
generic
geometric
historic
lyric
man-made fabric
metric
minimum iron fabric
numeric
pediatric
psychiatric
rhetoric
symmetric
toric

Synonyms and antonyms of fabric in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

SYNONYMS OF «FABRIC»

The following words have a similar or identical meaning as «fabric» and belong to the same grammatical category.
synonyms of fabric

Translation of «fabric» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF FABRIC

Find out the translation of fabric to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of fabric from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «fabric» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

织品
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

tejido
570 millions of speakers

English

fabric
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

कपड़े
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

قُماش
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

материя
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

tecido
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

ফ্যাব্রিক
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

tissu
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Kain
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

Stoff
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

織物
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

직물
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Kain
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

vải
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

துணி
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

फॅब्रिक
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

kumaş
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

tessuto
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

tkanina
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

тканина
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

pânză
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

ύφασμα
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

stof
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

tyg
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

stoff
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of fabric

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «FABRIC»

The term «fabric» is very widely used and occupies the 3.974 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «FABRIC» OVER TIME

The graph expresses the annual evolution of the frequency of use of the word «fabric» during the past 500 years. Its implementation is based on analysing how often the term «fabric» appears in digitalised printed sources in English between the year 1500 and the present day.

Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about fabric

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10 QUOTES WITH «FABRIC»

Famous quotes and sentences with the word fabric.
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Bashar al-Assad
Despite the ethnic diversity within each nation, the social fabric of the region by and large is one.
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Giorgio Armani
It is difficult to talk about fashion in the abstract, without a human body before my eyes, without drawings, without a choice of fabric - without a practical or visual reality.
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Bryan Batt
In the dining room, next to my collection of colorful papier-mache Mardi Gras float art, hang draperies made of the New Orleans toile fabric that I designed pre-Katrina for Hazelnut.
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Walter Benjamin
Counsel woven into the fabric of real life is wisdom.
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Terry Brooks
I didn't want readers to have to make allowances for what they couldn't see, but to be able to say to themselves that the fabric of the magic detailed was perfectly believable.
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Warren E. Burger
Crime and the fear of crime have permeated the fabric of American life.
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Steve Buyer
Because all of us believe and understand in the fabric of the common bond of why we call ourselves American is to care for the men and women who wear the uniform; and when they take off the uniform, we care for them when they are veterans.
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Julia Cameron
Faith is almost the bottom line of creativity; it requires a leap of faith any time we undertake a creative endeavor, whether this is going to the easel, or the page, or onto the stage - or for that matter, in a homelier way, picking out the right fabric for the kitchen curtains, which is also a creative act.
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Donald L. Carcieri
Good schools underpin not only our economy, but the social fabric of our lives.
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Dan Chaon
Our sense of self is a kind of construct. It is in some ways like a novel, and it's like a fabric of fictions that we patch together from memory.

10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «FABRIC»

Discover the use of fabric in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to fabric and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
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Claire Shaeffer's Fabric Sewing Guide
In addition to an extensive glossary with answers to the most common sewing questions, this must-have guide includes easy-to-read charts for needle sizes and thread and stabilizer types.
Claire Shaeffer, 2008
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A Field Guide to Fabric Design: Design, Print & Sell Your ...
If you have ever dreamed of showing your designs on fabric, textile aficionado Kim Kight, of popular blog True Up, is here to teach you how. Comprehensive and refreshingly straightforward, this impressive volume features two main parts.
Kim Kight, 2011
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Fabric Dyer's Dictionary: 900+ Colors, Specialty ...
Dye in lots from 1/4 yard to 1 yard, or use multipliers for more. Now you have Linda's personal "recipe book" to mix any colors you can imagine.
Linda Johansen, 2010
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The Art of Manipulating Fabric
Demonstrates the techniques of gathering, pleating, tucking, shirring, and quilting, and shows examples of hundreds of single and combined effects
Colette Wolff, 1996
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Fabric Memory Books: Techniques, Projects, Inspiration
Combine your love of crafting, fabric, and reading to create unique volumes for preserving your memories. The 24 projects feature a variety of binding methods as well as inventive techniques like transferring photos onto textiles.
Lesley Riley, 2008
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Fast, Fun & Easy Fabric Boxes: 8 Great Designs—Unlimited ...
Make your own quick gifts or gift boxes. BONUS instructions for fabric fortune cookies! Finalist in the "Hobby/Crafts/How-To" category of the USA Book News "Best Book Awards" contest for 2005.
Linda Johansen, 2010
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Fabric Painting With Donna Dewberry: 40 Stylish Pr0Jects For ...
For painters of all skill levels, this how-to guide, enhanced with a collection of forty different design demonstrations and 350 color photos, offers straightforward instructions and tips for painting beautiful designs on all types of ...
Donna Dewberry, 2008
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More Fabric Art Collage: 64 New Techniques for Mixed Media, ...
In this follow-up to her bestselling first book, Fabric Art Collage—40+ Mixed Media Techniques, Rebekah Meier inspires you even more to stretch the boundaries of fabrics, papers, and fibers.
Rebekah Meier, 2012
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Architecture in Existing Fabric: Planning, Design, Building
This book provides a comprehensive introduction to architecture in existing fabric.
Johannes Cramer, Stefan Breitling, 2007
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More Fabric Savvy: A Quick Resource Guide to Selecting and ...
A new edition of the best-selling fabric guide includes all-new updated information on the selection of the best fabrics for a variety of projects and how to make the most of them, including new tips and more than three hundred color ...
Sandra Betzina, 2004

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «FABRIC»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term fabric is used in the context of the following news items.
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Invisibility cloak: Thin Harry Potter fabric design finally possible …
Harry Potter receives an invisibility cloak Researchers have worked out how to make objects invisible with a material that is thin enough to be ... «International Business Times UK, Jul 15»
2
Community encouraged to help create giant fabric sculpture
The artist intends to create a giant 40-foot by 80-foot fabric sculpture to display on the University at Buffalo's Anderson Gallery in September. «WBFO, Jul 15»
3
A New Direction in HPC System Fabric: Intel's Omni-Path Architecture
Intel has announced that it will make its next generation fabric available later this year – Intel's Omni-Path Architecture brings a brand new set of ... «insideHPC, Jul 15»
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West African drumming, dancing at Fabric of Life Saturday
The Fabric of Life Fair Trade Boutique will be showcasing West African drumming and dancing at the shop, located at 519 Main St., from 11 am. «My Edmonds News, Jul 15»
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Ever-changing social fabric of country shifting with latest liberal …
Anytime there's a major change in the social fabric of the nation, the most often heard argument from critics of that change is that it's going to put ... «Paris Post Intelligencer, Jul 15»
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Gerber Launches I-Table for Fabric Spreading
Featuring simple operation, the tables have precision molded strips that connect table units and keep fabric moving smoothly from section to ... «Apparel News, Jul 15»
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Weaving mythology into fiction fabric
"Unlike pure fiction, historical or mythological fiction needs to weave threads of existing written material into the fictional fabric. It is important to ... «The Statesman, Jul 15»
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Tech Tools: Electroloom 3D fabric printer. Price: TBC
You simply design the mould, have it made and place it inside the Electroloom, which gets printing your design in 3D fabric. Once your garment ... «Irish Times, Jul 15»
9
Fab Fabric: The look and feel of Africa
Internationally acclaimed British architect David Adjaye has turned his talents to creating furniture and rugs in collaboration with modern design ... «Times LIVE, Jul 15»
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Terror attacks hit fabric of society but create resilience
The 7th of July 2005 will forever remain etched in the fabric of British society. It was a day after Britain celebrated winning the bid to host the ... «Gulf Times, Jul 15»

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« EDUCALINGO. Fabric [online]. Available <https://educalingo.com/en/dic-en/fabric>. Jul 2020 ».
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