Meaning of CLOTH in English

CLOTH

n. (pl. cloths)

1. woven or felted material.

2 a piece of this.

3 a piece of cloth for a particular purpose; a tablecloth, dishcloth, etc.

4 woollen woven fabric as used for clothes.

5 a profession or status, esp. of the clergy, as shown by clothes (respect due to his cloth). b (prec. by the) the clergy.

Phrases and idioms:

cloth-cap relating to or associated with the working class. cloth-eared colloq. somewhat deaf. cloth of gold (or silver) tissue of gold (or silver) threads interwoven with silk or wool.

Etymology: OE clath, of unkn. orig.

Oxford English vocab.      Оксфордский английский словарь.