- 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.
- 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 of fabricMiddle 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
- 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 of fabricMiddle English fabryke, something constructed, from Old French fabrique, from Latin fabrica, craft, workshop, from faber, fabr-, workman, artificer.
(countable and uncountable, plural fabrics)
- (archaic) structure, building
- (archaic) The act of constructing; construction; fabrication.
- (archaic) The structure of anything; the manner in which the parts of a thing are united; workmanship; texture; make.
- cloth of a beautiful fabric
- The framework underlying a structure
- the fabric of our lives
- the fabric of the universe
- A material made of fibers, a textile or cloth.
- cotton fabric
- (petrology) The appearance of crystalline grains in a rock
- (computing) Interconnected nodes that look like a textile 'fabric' when viewed collectively from a distance
- The internet is a fabric of computers connected by routers