Definitions for: Fabric


[n]
[n] the underlying structure; "restoring the framework of the bombed building"; "it is part of the fabric of society"



Webster (1913) Definition: 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.


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.

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

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