cloth definition

  • noun:
    • Fabric or product formed by weaving, knitting, pressing, or felting natural or synthetic materials.
    • an item of fabric or product employed for a particular function, as a tablecloth.
    • Nautical Canvas.
    • Nautical A sail.
    • The characteristic outfit of an occupation, specially that of the clergy.
    • The clergy: a guy of cloth.
    • A woven material like used in dressing, enhancing, cleansing or other practical use.
    • A piece of fabric employed for a certain function.
    • a type of outfit that presents a specific career.
    • Priesthood, clergy.
    • A fabric manufactured from fibrous product (or sometimes of wire, such as wire-cloth); commonly, a woven textile of cotton fiber, woolen, or linen, modified becoming converted to clothes; particularly, woolen materials, as distinguished from others.
    • The gown; raiment. [Obs.] See Garments.
    • The distinctive dress of any profession, especially of the clergy; hence, the clerical profession.
    • Pl. cloths (klôŦhz), in a particular sense clothes (see clothes).
    • A fabric or texture of wool or tresses, or of cotton fiber, flax, hemp, or any other veggie filaments, formed by weaving or intertexture of threads, and employed for garments or other covering, and various other purposes; particularly, within the trade, a fabric of wool, in contradistinction to at least one made from various other material.
    • an item of cloth employed for a specific function, generally as a covering, or since the fabric for a painting: as, a table-cloth; an altar-cloth; to distribute the fabric (that is, the table-cloth).
    • Dress; raiment; clothing; clothes. See garments.
    • The customary garb of a trade or occupation; a livery; particularly, the professional gown of a clergyman.
    • For this reason The clerical company or profession; aided by the definite article (the fabric), the clergy collectively; clergymen as a course.
    • Texture; high quality.
    • Nautical, a breadth of fabric; one of many breadths of canvas in a square or fore-and-aft sail: a broad term about the sails of a ship.
    • artifact produced by weaving or felting or knitting or crocheting all-natural or artificial fibers
  • idiom:
    • in fabric With a clothbound binding; as a clothbound book.
  • others:
    • Made or composed of fabric, especially of woolen fabric: because, a cloth layer or cap; cloth coverings.
    • To make into fabric.

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