Meaning of CLOTH in English
cloth S3 /klɒθ $ klɒːθ/ BrE AmE noun
[ Language: Old English ; Origin: clath 'cloth, piece of clothing' ]
1 . [uncountable] material used for making things such as clothes
cotton/woollen/silk etc cloth
a dress of the finest silk cloth
2 . [countable] a piece of cloth used for a particular purpose:
She mopped her face with a wet cloth.
Is there a clean cloth for the table?
⇨ ↑ dishcloth , ↑ facecloth , ↑ tablecloth
3 . man of the cloth formal a Christian priest
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■ for making clothes etc
▪ material noun [uncountable and countable] cloth used for making clothes, curtains etc:
She bought some pretty dress material.
▪ fabric noun [uncountable] cloth used for making clothes, curtains etc:
Man-made fabrics such as polyester are easy to wash and iron.
▪ cloth noun [uncountable] woven material, especially material made from natural substances such as cotton and wool, which has not yet been made into any other products:
The main trade was the production of woollen cloth.
▪ textiles noun [plural] formal a general word for all types of cloth – used especially when talking about the business of producing and selling them:
Textiles are one of Mexico’s main exports.
the textile industry
Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English. Longman - Словарь современного английского языка. 2012