fabric

fabric

synonyms, antonyms, definitions, examples & translations of fabric in English

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English

Alternative forms

  • fabrick (obsolete)

Etymology

Borrowed from French fabrique, from Latin fabrica (a workshop, art, trade, product of art, structure, fabric), from faber (artisan, workman). Doublet of forge, borrowed from Old French.

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /ˈfæb.ɹɪk/

Noun

fabric (countable and uncountable, plural fabrics)

  1. (now rare) An edifice or building.
    • |title=The Romance of the Forest|publisher=Oxford 1999|p=86|text=They withdrew from the gate, as if to depart, but he presently thought he heard them amongst the trees on the other side of the fabric, and soon became convinced that they had not left the abbey.}}
  2. (archaic) The act of constructing, construction, fabrication.
    • 1855, Henry Hart Milman, History of Latin Christianity[1]:
      Tithe was received by the bishop [] for the fabric of the churches for the poor.
  3. (archaic) The structure of anything, the manner in which the parts of a thing are united; workmanship, texture, make.
  4. The framework underlying a structure.
  5. A material made of fibers, a textile or cloth.
  6. The texture of a cloth.
  7. (petrology) The appearance of crystalline grains in a rock.
  8. (computing) Interconnected nodes that look like a textile fabric when diagrammed.

Synonyms

  • See also Thesaurus:fabric

Descendants

  • Irish: fabraic

Translations

See also

  • Appendix:Fabrics

Romanian

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): [ˈfabrik]

Verb

fabric

  1. first-person singular present indicative/subjunctive of fabrica

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