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Meaning of FABRIC

Pronunciation:  'fabrik

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  
  2. [n]  the underlying structure; "restoring the framework of the bombed building"; "it is part of the fabric of society"

FABRIC is a 6 letter word that starts with F.


 Synonyms: cloth, framework, material, textile
 See Also: aba, acrylic, Aertex, alpaca, artefact, artifact, baize, basket weave, batik, batiste, belting, boucle, broadcloth, brocade, buckram, bunting, calico, cambric, camelhair, camel's hair, camlet, camo, camouflage, canopy, Canton flannel, canvas, canvass, cashmere, cerecloth, challis, chambray, chenille, chiffon, chino, chino cloth, chintz, coating, cord, corduroy, cotton, cotton cloth, cotton flannel, crape, crepe, cretonne, crinoline, damask, denim, diamonte, diaper, dimity, doeskin, drapery, duck, duffel, duffle, dungaree, edging, elastic, etamin, etamine, faille, felt, fiber, fibre, jean, structure, vulcanized fiber



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \Fab"ric\, n. [L. fabrica fabric, workshop: cf. F.
    fabrique fabric. See {Forge}.]
    1. The structure of anything; the manner in which the parts
       of a thing are united; workmanship; texture; make; as
       cloth of a beautiful fabric.
    2. That which is fabricated; as:
       (a) Framework; structure; edifice; building.
                 Anon out of the earth a fabric huge Rose like an
                 exhalation.                       --Milton.
       (b) Cloth of any kind that is woven or knit from fibers,
           either vegetable or animal; manufactured cloth; as,
           silks or other fabrics.
    3. The act of constructing; construction. [R.]
             Tithe was received by the bishop, . . . for the
             fabric of the churches for the poor.  --Milman.
    4. Any system or structure consisting of connected parts; as,
       the fabric of the universe.
             The whole vast fabric of society.     --Macaulay.
  2. \Fab"ric\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Fabricked}; p. pr. & vb.
    n. {Fabricking}.]
    To frame; to build; to construct. [Obs.] ``Fabric their
    mansions.'' --J. Philips.
 Definition: (1) a material woven of plant or animal fibers. (2) the orientation of sedimentary particles.
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