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

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  • fabrick (obsolete)

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.

  • IPA(key): /ˈfæb.ɹɪk/

fabric (countable and uncountable, plural fabrics)

  1. (now rare) An edifice or building.
  2. (archaic) The act of constructing, construction, fabrication.
  3. (archaic) The structure of anything, the manner in which the parts of a thing are united; workmanship, texture, make.
  4. The physical material of a building.
  5. (figurative) The framework underlying a structure.
  6. A material made of fibers, a textile or cloth.
  7. The texture of a cloth.
  8. (petrology) The appearance of crystalline grains in a rock.
  9. (computing) Interconnected nodes that look like a textile fabric when diagrammed.
  • See also Thesaurus:fabric
  • Irish: fabraic

fabric (third-person singular simple present fabrics, present participle fabricking, simple past and past participle fabricked)

  1. (transitive) To cover with fabric.
  • Appendix:Fabrics
  • IPA(key): [ˈfabrik]


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

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