Meaning of CLOTH in English

CLOTH

noun

COLLOCATIONS FROM OTHER ENTRIES

a cloth nappy (= one made of cloth, that you can wash and use again )

New cloth nappies are easily washable.

cloth cap

cotton cloth/fabric

cotton cloth from India

drop cloth

ground cloth

tea cloth

COLLOCATIONS FROM CORPUS

■ ADJECTIVE

black

Nor were the crowd to be denied, for they tore the black baize cloth to shreds in their scramble for souvenirs.

The altar, without flowers, is draped with a black cloth .

The moon, a nail clipping on a black cloth , rises and as abruptly sets.

Over eight miles of black cloth were sold in one day.

He was wearing a decent black cloth lounge suit, and had no intentions of changing his mode of attire.

Then the prison officers put a black cloth over the condemned man's head.

How much black cloth have you?

A wide pancake shaped black cloth hat with a huge brim rolled back on one side adorned his dark hair.

blue

Each elephant is caparisoned in glittering gold, red, silver or blue cloth , studded with brilliants and lit with lamps.

The kitchen door opened a crack and a servant, her head bound tightly in blue cloth , peeked into the room.

Perhaps a long blue cloth laid down the middle of the hall represents a river - itself an important boundary.

I stopped with my needle half way through the rough blue cloth .

He lighted a lamp whose glow shone blue through the cloth wall and threw huge windmill shadows among the rafters.

clean

Shake the bottle well, apply with a clean cloth and polish with a soft duster.

Line colander with clean piece of cloth and pour yogurt into it.

Leave blisters alone, just loosely cover everything with a clean dry cloth and call the doctor.

Apply it over the boards with a roller, wait a few seconds, then wipe it up with a clean cloth .

Sweep off loose debris with a clean loosely folded cloth or a soft brush. 2.

Intermediate rinse-Rinse with fresh hot water and a clean cloth , wring and dry to a damp finish 4.

The filler is rubbed hard across the surface of the wood, wiping off the surplus filler with a clean cloth .

damp

Wipe with a damp cloth and grill them, or top each one with a spoonful of stuffing, then bake.

Wipe area with a clean, damp cloth and dry.

We used a tin of powder, a damp cloth and plenty of energy.

Wipe off residue with a damp cloth .

Continue rolling out all the rounds, covering them with a damp cloth . 5.

I bathed his forehead with a damp cloth and took his temperature as he slept.

A gentle wipe with a damp cloth is the safest course of action.

Rub spots with an equal amount of toothpaste and baking soda on a damp cotton cloth .

dark

Oxford mixture, dark grey woollen cloth .

He wore a heavy cloak of dark cloth that came down to his ankles.

Now she keeps it in her bedside table, treasuring the heavy dark green cloth , the fine embroidery of the badges.

The skylight in the ceiling looked as if covered by a dark purple cloth .

fine

Stem stitch which would be fine on cloth tends to get hidden on knitted fabric.

Strain the shrimp water into a container through a clean handkerchief or fine muslin cloth .

There, 50 or so textile mills produce what is widely acknowledged to be the finest wool cloth in the world.

Experiments over the centuries resulted in the predominance of the Cheviot breed with a fleece eminently suitable for finer grades of cloth .

green

Now she keeps it in her bedside table, treasuring the heavy dark green cloth , the fine embroidery of the badges.

The foreground, to the footlights, was covered with emerald green cloth .

old

One is now face down in the corner, snoring on a pile of old cheese cloths .

She had pulled out her rosary from the old cloth bag she carried, and began to pray.

He strode into the room and picking up the kettle with an old cloth he proceeded to make a pot of tea.

red

It is constructed from eagle feathers, horse-hair, red cloth , ermine pendants, buffalo-horn strips, beadwork and brass bells.

The buffalo and elk hide are decorated with red cloth and beads, sewn with a sinew.

Apart from that, only a notebook covered in red cloth and a large brown envelope.

soft

Polishing with a soft cloth will bring the surface back to life.

The front grille and the chrome hub caps gleamed, because he polished them every evening with a soft chamois cloth .

Allow to dry overnight, then buff with a soft cloth .

Dab a small amount of the paste on to a soft cloth and rub keys.

And it's worth remembering to carry the nuts in a soft cloth bag and not a rustling plastic one.

It was a softer cloth , better fitting.

Smooth over lightly with a soft cotton cloth instead, applying even pressure, but not flattening patterns.

Clean the outside of the cabinet with warm soapy water and a soft cloth , or use a food-safe stainless steel cleaner.

white

If the carpet is slightly soiled get an absorbent white cloth , a quality shampoo and warm water.

He picked up my white cloth hat and fastened it to my hair with a hatpin.

There were tables with white cloths and chicken, rice, raksi, sweets - everything.

She dropped the white silk cloth in my lap.

A white cloth was spread on the table, homemade bread and jam, a fresh apple tart.

A round table was covered with a white linen cloth and glistening silverware.

Guido continued to watch her, toying with the salt cellar, his long tanned fingers very dark against the white cloth .

Then I laid the album down in its center and wrapped it in the white cloth .

woollen

Shearmen, who cut the pile to finish woollen cloth , were similarly paid.

Oxford mixture, dark grey woollen cloth .

Kalchu finished weaving the last whitish length of woollen cloth to make a jacket and put his loom away.

Melton is a thick, very tightly woven woollen cloth .

It is often found near old mills where the extract was used for washing the woollen cloth produced there.

The values of the raw wool and the woollen cloth are included in the value of the coat.

Products from logwood formed an important source of dyestuffs for silk, and more important, woollen cloth .

woven

They controlled this cottage industry by buying, selling, transporting and exchanging raw wool, spun yam and woven cloth .

In essence, Tait &038; Style designs are made by laying strands of wool and teased-out flax on to woven cloth .

Melton is a thick, very tightly woven woollen cloth .

Sekers Service Supreme Breaking all records, Sekers supplied a customer with specially woven cloth in an amazingly short time.

Spun wool and woven cloth would be displayed for their inspection.

His name was derived from his habit of wearing a blue hood of coarsely woven cloth which masked his face.

The lay brothers brought the fleeces to hamlet and village and collected the spun yarn and woven cloth from the workers.

■ NOUN

altar

Some one had hung up all these colourful banners, and altar cloths , and pictures of knights and castles.

Aren't these lovely altar cloths and tapestries?

cap

Whistler stuck red and green feathers into his cloth cap and then forgot to take them off.

A tall man in a cloth cap came after, hurrying to catch them up.

coat

She was wearing a fur hood and a Melton cloth coat with a huge fur collar.

She wore her good, black, cloth coat and her neatly darned cloth gloves and her sturdy, serviceable laced-up shoes.

cotton

If you're feeling really adventurous try making your own flags using dowelling and cotton cloth or strong paper.

Rub spots with an equal amount of toothpaste and baking soda on a damp cotton cloth .

You need some tiny scraps of cotton cloth , some clean, firm glue and a small damp cloth.

Smooth over lightly with a soft cotton cloth instead, applying even pressure, but not flattening patterns.

drop

The corpses are carried out on pallets, the drop cloths and sacks removed and folded for use next time.

export

He became a haberdasher and Merchant Adventurer, growing rich on the cloth export trade to Antwerp.

industry

Much of the long-distance trade was in commodities connected with the cloth industry , notably dyestuffs such as woad and alum.

Here stand the early sixteenth-century timbered Guildhall, now a museum to 700 years of the cloth industry .

linen

The silver, Victorian and heavy to the hand, gleamed on the cream linen cloth .

A round table was covered with a white linen cloth and glistening silverware.

Athelstan called the girl back and small, fresh white loaves, wrapped in a linen cloth , were immediately served.

At her feet were placed the linen cloths and veils which were used to collect her blood.

New: meal service in Royal Class features sumptuous season specialties served in fine china and crisp linen cloths .

Thérèse, armed with a thin red and white linen cloth , dried, polished, sorted.

A linen cloth was draped over the young man's face.

Soon the Belfast factory owners changed to making linen cloth .

manufacture

By 1850, papermaking had ceased, Clutterbuck re-converting the mill for cloth manufacture .

The patrons of all this art were merchants in the thirteenth century, who profited from cloth manufacture .

This was the last bastion of the Hooper empire, cloth manufacture ending in 1934.

merchant

Born the son of a wealthy cloth merchant , Francis lived a lavish and irresponsible life.

An ugly church, monstrous and vulgar as the cloth merchants who had built it.

mill

Henceforth the Painswick cloth mills gradually closed in the face of competition.

By 1729, it had become a cloth mill worked as tenant by Edward Peach.

As one of the few Gloucestershire cloth mills still in operation, may it long continue.

Some cloth mills were demolished and others were converted for alternative uses.

Many of the smaller cloth mills were unable to plough sufficient money into such modernisation schemes, so fell by the wayside.

A cloth mill for many years, it was converted to corn.

It had its own brickworks, cloth mill and farms, and was largely self-sufficient.

silk

The altar was built of orange boxes, covered with a white silk cloth that Meg had found in the ragstore.

She dropped the white silk cloth in my lap.

Perkin was so excited that he immediately stained some silk cloth a striking purple.

table

She stood staring at the yellow-flowered table cloth , as phrases formed and reformed inside her head, but she said nothing.

The lantern flames knelt, the table cloth fluttered.

Carpet tiles: Rearranging and combining in different patterns and shapes. Table cloth: Covering surface.

Or an infinity of channels coming from tiny speakers woven into the table cloth ?

All the plate was of heavy gold and the table cloths were silken, perfumed sheets hung heavy with gold embroidery.

Use pretty table cloths and napkins.

tea

Groom these ticklish areas with a stable rubber, tea cloth or your hand and work at it gently.

trade

This and its tributaries, helped to create a thriving cloth trade in Painswick.

The cloth trade expanded up to around 1830.

Perhaps surprisingly, there is little evidence of the cloth trade in the parish at all.

This formerly powered a number of mills, involved in some way with the cloth trade .

Millbottom has been in and out of the cloth trade and was subsequently turned over to other uses.

By this time, Woodchester Mill, like so many others, had left the cloth trade and stood empty.

■ VERB

cover

The table was covered with a spotless cloth .

They sat at a round table covered with a lace cloth .

She showed me how to cover the cloth with an embroidery stitch which finally created a small, neat, round button.

Along the right wall were two card tables pushed together, covered with white paper cloths for serving refreshments.

Give them, still covered by the cloth , repeated thumps with a heavy kitchen implement to crack them slightly.

There was a man with a yellow beard carrying a basket of hot beans covered with a cloth .

A couple of the Uberwald people were ambling along the corridor beyond, carrying something covered in a cloth .

The foreground, to the footlights, was covered with emerald green cloth .

cut

Working quickly, he used his knife to cut strips of cloth from the man's clothing.

Read in studio With little sign that the recession is lifting people are having to cut their cloth accordingly.

When they got it all home, the honeycombs were cut and drained through cloth into jars.

Viktor Chernomyrdin, the prime minister, is cut from similar cloth .

You have to cut your cloth , as the saying goes.

He wore an immaculately tailored three-piece suit, cut from a cloth of apricot cream.

For instance, lasers could cut cloth into small segments.

If I cut according to my cloth and didn't get excited at around thirty I would find myself miraculously Mister-Righted.

drape

It was draped with a black cloth and embroidered with a gold pentagram.

The altar, without flowers, is draped with a black cloth .

hold

The air holds moisture like a cloth .

Let sit for a few minutes; hold cloth under cold running water.

She was followed by the Sri Lankan who held a pile of cloth .

He held a cloth to the wound that soaked his shirt with blood.

lay

On her return she laid the cloth , collected the knives and plates, sounded the gong for breakfast.

make

This was clearly reflected in the number of workers and mills engaged in making cloth .

I felt the material again and again, wondering if in the United States everybody wore clothes made of such beautiful cloth .

It was made of cloth , and, as printed on the cover, was about three millimetres long.

Granger's Mapdry A spray-on treatment which makes paper and cloth maps water-repellent and to some degree oil-repellent.

If you have made cloth with quite a coarsely textured yarn then the resulting quality is possibly rather stiff.

Crombies were skimpy Chesterfields and I never knew a kid to have one made out of real Crombie cloth .

Hunt coats are made of a heavy cloth called Melton which is almost waterproof, and very warm.

produce

This mechanisation helped the skilled workers to increase production rapidly and to produce the cloth more cheaply.

I don't care if it costs a packet! Produce the cloth .

The mill uses the raw wool to produce cloth which it sells to a coat factory for £21.

It continued to produce cloth for some time until it closed.

pull

He pulled the cloth away and Jenna made no sound at all although her cheeks went quite pale.

Jesse straddled the body and pulled the cloth away from the back and slashed it and let it part.

He pulled the cloth of the screens aside and peered into the dimness.

Skin pulled aside as though cloth napkins off loaves of bread.

Back at his hut he pulls aside a cloth and points to his wife.

put

Then the prison officers put a black cloth over the condemned man's head.

They used to put the cloth on for the winter and take it off during the summer.

People had piled the fallen stones into the shape of an altar, and had put a white lace-edged cloth on top.

remove

We then removed the funeral cloths , lifted the gauze veils and stared down at the royal corpse.

Then he paused, made sure I was looking, before gravely he removed the cloth .

Fen removed the cloth and peered closely at her head.

spread

The fire caught and spread across the ceremonial cloth .

He placed the hamper on the ground, spread a cloth .

Every time you work with the beetles spread a cloth or a large sheet of white paper on the table.

Or the chauffeur, walking ahead, carried the hamper, spread the cloth , returned to the car.

use

If you're feeling really adventurous try making your own flags using dowelling and cotton cloth or strong paper.

I tried to free it, using the cloth I had brought up from the hall to gain a better purchase.

What I gather from the photo reproduced in Il Giornale dell'Arte is that my sin consists of using hanging cloths .

He had a sudden vision of the looms which were used to weave cloth being powered by such machines.

Of course, on cold surfaces, steam condenses into water so use a cloth to wipe away dirt and grease.

Main-clean: Wash with hot detergent solution applied using a cloth .

wear

He was wearing a decent black cloth lounge suit, and had no intentions of changing his mode of attire.

She, too, wears a cloth over her head to protect it from the sun.

During the normal in-flight routine the crew wore Teflon cloth flight coveralls over the long johns.

wrap

I noticed he was carrying something wrapped in a cloth and could only have used one hand for balance.

A dummy made of a diving suit, sitting in a wheelchair and wrapped with cloth was stuck with safety pins.

She had it wrapped in a cloth and hidden in her dress, next to her bosom.

The loose trimmings I wrap in cloth to bury under you.

Unfortunately, their record appears to have been wrapped in thick cloth while being records; it is muffled as anything.

When the record on the box finished, the girls from the cage climbed down and wrapped some sequined cloth around themselves.

It was a parcel wrapped in oil cloth .

PHRASES FROM OTHER ENTRIES

cut your coat according to your cloth

man of God/man of the cloth

EXAMPLES FROM OTHER ENTRIES

cloth napkins

Dry the fruit thoroughly with a dish cloth .

Put the bread dough in a bowl, and cover it with a damp cloth .

She ran her eye over the rolls of brightly-coloured cloth displayed on the stall.

The main trade was the production of woollen cloth .

These pants are made with the finest wool cloth .

EXAMPLES FROM CORPUS

Each gets a final polish with his cloth , and he grins into them as if they were mirrors.

From its mouth hung a strip of bright cloth .

He placed the hamper on the ground, spread a cloth .

How much black cloth have you?

They controlled this cottage industry by buying, selling, transporting and exchanging raw wool, spun yam and woven cloth .

Turner is not cut from that same bolt of cloth .

Under it was cloth and under that a thin cake of wax.

Wipe the interior of the machine and dry thoroughly with a disinfectant impregnated cloth or disposable paper towel. 4.

Longman DOCE5 Extras English vocabulary.      Дополнительный английский словарь Longman DOCE5.