- Fabric is defined as cloth, or the basic framework of something.
- An example of fabric is cotton.
- An example of fabric is family; our family is the fabric of our life.
Stacks of satin fabric.
fabric definition by Webster's New World
- anything constructed or made of parts put together; structure; building
- the framework or basic structure of anything
- the style or plan of construction
- a material made from fibers or threads by weaving, knitting, felting, etc., as any cloth, felt, lace, or the like
- the texture of such material
- Brit. the construction and upkeep of a church building
Origin: Middle French fabrique ; from Classical Latin fabrica, a workshop, trade, product, fabric ; from faber, a workman ; from Indo-European base an unverified form dhabh-, to fit together from source Old English (ge)dæfte, fit
fabric definition by American Heritage Dictionary
- a. A cloth produced especially by knitting, weaving, or felting fibers.b. The texture or quality of such cloth.
- A complex underlying structure: destroyed the very fabric of the ancient abbey during wartime bombing; needs to protect the fabric of civilized society.
- a. A method or style of construction.b. A structural material, such as masonry or timber.c. A physical structure; a building.
Origin: Middle English fabryke, something constructed, from Old French fabrique, from Latin fabrica, craft, workshop, from faber, fabr-, workman, artificer.