Meaning of COTTON in English

COTTON

noun

COLLOCATIONS FROM OTHER ENTRIES

a silk/cotton/velvet etc dress

Ellie chose a green silk dress.

cotton bud

cotton candy

cotton gin

cotton wool

She put some disinfectant on a piece of cotton wool and dabbed it on her cheek.

cotton/silk/synthetic etc fabric

printed cotton fabric

cotton/steel/paper etc mill

an old Victorian cotton mill

cotton/woollen/silk etc cloth

a dress of the finest silk cloth

leather/pleated/cotton etc skirt

a green velvet skirt

mercerized cotton

the corn/cotton/wheat belt (= where corn/cotton etc is grown )

Western Australia's wheat belt

woollen/cotton/nylon socks

Cotton socks are better for your feet.

COLLOCATIONS FROM CORPUS

■ ADJECTIVE

black

The idea of Jim Morrison in a pair of black cotton slacks doesn't quite have the same ring, does it?

He wore a black cotton shirt, tan shorts, and no shoes.

She straightened the long limbs and pressed the strands of black cotton she had used for hair more firmly into the scalp.

With this criterion in mind she'd picked a neat black cotton dress, short-sleeved and V-necked.

Soldiers had brought in a lean youth in black cotton pajamas who looked like any peasant.

The photographs of black cotton pickers, including young children, are reminders of the harsh reality underlying the glory.

She wore a black cotton frock with a very full skirt and frilly lace-edged petticoat underneath it, just showing.

blue

I saw Peter wearing a pastel blue cotton sweater, sheer and delicate-a very fine sweater.

Nora chose a blue cotton dress with lots of tiny buttons covered in maroon imitation silk.

The cast is resting in a navy blue cotton sling.

He selected a blue cotton shirt and a pair of light wool slacks for Mariana.

The typical leisure wear at the ryokan is a blue and white cotton robe known as a yukata provided by the management.

Laying one hand on the pale blue cotton lining of his sleeping-bag, she stroked it.

fine

Most of his shirts were fine Sea-Island cotton .

Designer ties and fine cotton or silk shirts complement the clothes, together with a full range of accessories including handmade Artioli shoes.

Much more suitable is a fine cotton or cotton-and-polyester thread.

By fine , I mean 30s cotton , fine as sewing cotton and indeed you can use sewing cotton if you wish.

One arm disentangled itself from the covers, her fingers curling indolently into the fine cotton of the quilt.

For summer, very fine cotton , called voile, is extremely pleasant.

The sample of cloth you sent is fine cotton .

She settled herself on the carpet and the fine cotton was stacked beside her.

light

She had been wearing a light cotton shirt with a dark blue skirt.

She was about fifty years old, with a moon face and pixie hairdo, wearing a light cotton kimono.

Both are lighter than cotton but neither are as durable, nor as watertight.

You are on a globe that looks like a crystal ball or a marble in a light bed of cotton wool.

A light cotton jacket hung over the back of her chair.

Musette Light cotton bag with a long strap, used for the food and drink handed up at feeding stations.

pure

Printing on pure white cotton was disastrous.

Also recently available from Madeira Threads is a fine, pure 100% cotton for crochet, lace and other croft work.

Your sample is quite safe to use, being of pure cotton .

A delectably cool camisole and a pair of pure , white cotton pants.

B Pure cotton vests proved very popular last summer, so here they are again in a new range of seasonal shades.

Now, the shirt comes in a choice of 30 colours, and is made from 12 miles of pure cotton .

raw

Because raw cotton is an inflammable material, mills had to be made fireproof either in whole or inpart.

Thus the raw materials of cotton and wool and the power of coal could be moved freely and cheaply.

red

A red cotton T-shirt or running vest is available at a nominal charge of £1.00 together with sponsorship forms.

soft

On the other hand, don't expect a nice, soft cotton feel.

Clad in soft cotton kimonos and sandals, guests wander the flagstone walkways on their way to open-air hot tubs.

Tomorrow he would tell his wife to put out a shirt of softer cotton .

She wanted only soft , old cotton clothes.

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

Instead his mouth pressed against the soft cotton , tracing the outline of her body and making her shudder.

thin

The very thin cotton called voile is excellent when pleated.

They keep their legs slightly apart so as not ro bruise the boils under their too short dresses and thin cotton underpants.

The thin cotton pyjamas could not conceal his aroused state.

I prefer to make my own, using thin cotton string.

His touch seemed to burn her through the thin cotton of her white blouse.

The thin cotton of his pyjamas did nothing to cushion the discomfort of the wicker scraping his bony body.

Her pyjamas are made of thin translucent cotton .

white

Printing on pure white cotton was disastrous.

Pure white cotton is, however, highly desirable for the evening.

Jill Franklin wore a long white cotton dress with small roses in its pattern.

D Mens t-shirt in white cotton jersey, generously cut and decorated with a primitive fish motif.

Lisle probably. White cotton lisle.

Meadow pipits, commonest of upland birds, negotiated undulating flight paths over white tufts of cotton grass.

A white cotton Mondrian laundry bag will set a guest back $ 60.

■ NOUN

bud

Use a cotton bud to blend the colours together, so there are no hard lines.

Then smudge downwards towards the lashes, using a cotton bud or a small brush.

Remove any blobs with a damp cotton bud .

Use a cotton bud to carefully blend away edges into foundation so there is no hard edge.

She licks the tip of a cotton bud and begins to comb her eyebrows.

candy

Making more cotton candy requires buying a new, bigger machine.

cloth

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.

crop

Sharaf Rashidov, the former party boss, would lie about the cotton crop year after year to ingratiate himself with Moscow.

When the cotton crop failed or when prices dropped because it was too abundant, blacks almost literally starved.

The impact of these problems on the cotton crop looks to be severe.

dress

Ruth wore the pale lavender cotton dress which Mrs Carson had given her.

I settle on a simple cotton dress , black, and a pair of dangling earrings.

Jill Franklin wore a long white cotton dress with small roses in its pattern.

She was wearing a pale green cotton dress .

Maria was wearing a simple cotton dress and sandals.

With this criterion in mind she'd picked a neat black cotton dress , short-sleeved and V-necked.

The other girls are carrying purses and wearing seersucker and madras cotton blouses or printed cotton dresses and penny loafers.

fabric

Folkweave A loosely-woven cotton fabric , using coarse yarn, often with stripes.

Plain-weave polyester and cotton fabrics are also used as linings.

farmer

For maximum effectiveness, weed killers and fertilizers should be applied now, says Glenn Hester, a Hidalgo County cotton farmer .

In a typical year, Valley cotton farmers would be in the fields now, applying weed killer and preparing the land.

field

The boll weevil infests cotton fields and millionaires go bankrupt.

We were five miles out of Sabinal in the cotton fields and grape vineyards.

These farm-worker children weed cotton fields , pick lettuce and cantaloupe and climb rickety ladders in cherry and apple orchards.

gin

Eli Whitney invented the cotton gin in 1793..

Eli Whitney, famous for the cotton gin , also developed mass production techniques for muskets.

goods

Busy tourist shops sell quality leather goods , carpets and strikingly cheap cotton goods.

industry

Preston's experience was in many ways typical of the other old market towns that had been overwhelmed by the cotton industry .

Stimulated by technological progress, the cotton industry expanded more and more.

During the boom which followed the end of World War I, Hooley became involved in trading shares in the cotton industry .

The cotton industry was virtually destroyed in 1968 when the bollworm and tobacco budworm became resistant to all available insecticides.

He came of a labouring family and he himself began work in the local cotton industry at the age of ten.

In Lancashire the steam-powered cotton industry had created a form of society that was very different from anything that had gone before.

It was based on numerous small workshops rather than upon the large factories that characterized the Lancashire cotton industry .

jacket

A waxed cotton jacket , ideal for country walks and worth £47, will go to eight winners of our fourth prizes.

The collar on my cotton jacket pulled at my throat, but I continued.

A light cotton jacket hung over the back of her chair.

I was leaning for concealment against a light pole, my cotton jacket crumpling the paper messages taped to its base.

He was wearing a red ski balaclava, a dark cotton jacket and tracksuit bottoms.

For waterproof clothing, when weight is not a problem, some people still like waxed cotton jackets .

He also wore a khaki-green cotton jacket , brown jeans or chinos and trainers.

I felt the cuffs of the cotton jackets hanging in the cupboard, smoothed the scrupulously scruffy trousers.

jersey

D Mens t-shirt in white cotton jersey , generously cut and decorated with a primitive fish motif.

Shorts from £7.95 Skirty shorts with a ribbed, elasticated waistband and hip pockets. 100% cotton jersey , machine washable.

Linen/cotton mix jacket £66, cotton jersey t-shirt £26 and bleached white jeans £52.

Top A neat fitting top with a flattering neckline and self-covered buttons down the front. 100% cotton jersey , machine washable.

mill

The next stop was Bury in Lancashire, where home was a disused cotton mill .

In California it was the cotton mill .

Then came Mr Jedidiah Strutt, who built a cotton mill on the Derwent and shortly afterwards three more.

The work of Wordsworth came into existence at the same time as the growing desperation in the cotton mills .

They also destroyed roads, power lines, and sugar and cotton mills over a wide area.

Ralph had no interest in business matters, which was evident at the cotton mill this morning.

Before the coming of the cotton mill there were few opportunities for children to make a steady monetary contribution to family earnings.

The ward hums the way I beard a cotton mill hum once when the football team played a high school in California.

sheet

Trent didn't expect the twelve thicknesses of cotton sheet to last but each minute that they held would gain precious distance.

She hung old cotton sheets around her Sunday dress, her pleated terylene skirt.

The owners showed me the hotel rooms, which looked extremely pleasant and had pure cotton sheets .

The bed was far too low for ease of nursing and so large that its cotton sheets didn't fit.

shirt

She could still feel, from fingertip to elbow, the textures of cotton shirt , silk tie and tweed jacket.

He wore a black cotton shirt , tan shorts, and no shoes.

She had been wearing a light cotton shirt with a dark blue skirt.

Palm trees sway on the backs of countless cotton shirts .

There are several cotton shirts on the market which are practical yet stylish enough to wear in the city.

At the front, inside the thick cotton shirt , was the flat protuberance of the packet.

But there are no chinos, cotton shirts or Shetland sweaters here.

skirt

When she came back, Alice had changed into a cotton skirt and a white blouse that was too small for her.

I am wearing a full circle-cut cotton skirt , my first, which I have made in home economics class.

She picked up a cotton skirt patterned with roses.

She was wearing a white blouse, frilled with lace at collar and cuffs, and a long, mid-grey cotton skirt .

She held a plump baby of about seven months on her hip, and a toddler clutched at her cotton skirt .

She was wearing a long white cotton skirt , flat shoes, and hand-knit cotton top in pale pink.

She slipped out of her cotton skirt and the enormously full paper nylon petticoat she wore beneath it.

wool

You are on a globe that looks like a crystal ball or a marble in a light bed of cotton wool .

It looked just like a sailor's hammock made out of toilet paper, cotton wool and string.

Sometimes people would wince more from the coldness of the alcohol on the cotton wool than they would from the needle.

My fingers seemed to be made of cotton wool .

The silence was like wet cotton wool pressed into their ears.

The ears can be made out of felt and a small tail can be made of cotton wool .

She used to carry pads of cotton wool to dress the wounds from the chafing.

Keep your toes apart with cotton wool , tissues or rubber toe-spacers.

■ VERB

grow

Cotton Wool garden: Mustard and cress seeds grow readily on damp cotton wool.

Its landowners use much of their subsidized water to grow subsidized cotton .

More people began growing cotton and their plantations be-came bigger and bigger.

The work of Wordsworth came into existence at the same time as the growing desperation in the cotton mills.

He grew up picking cotton in the same fields at the age of eight.

There was nothing inherently wrong with that idea, either-the bay and the Delta normally can use all the growing cotton .

pick

Or we would go to the coast to pick cotton , which is really exhausting.

As a result of this, more and more farmworkers were needed to plant and pick the cotton .

She picked up a cotton skirt patterned with roses.

He grew up picking cotton in the same fields at the age of eight.

With this criterion in mind she'd picked a neat black cotton dress, short-sleeved and V-necked.

But I knew nothing about picking cotton .

Hundreds of thousands of peasants still plant and pick cotton on collective farms but no one pays their salaries anymore.

So they were seen as machines to pick cotton and plow fields.

use

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

There was nothing inherently wrong with that idea, either-the bay and the Delta normally can use all the growing cotton .

By fine, I mean 30s cotton , fine as sewing cotton and indeed you can use sewing cotton if you wish.

You can use this appliqué cotton table linen year after year Full-length tablecloths always look sumptuous and extravagant.

Then smudge downwards towards the lashes, using a cotton bud or a small brush.

I prefer to make my own, using thin cotton string.

To soften around the eyes, blend the edges of the eye shadow. Use a cotton wool bud for this.

It is used on cotton , silk and man-made fabrics.

wear

Ruth wore the pale lavender cotton dress which Mrs Carson had given her.

I saw Peter wearing a pastel blue cotton sweater, sheer and delicate-a very fine sweater.

He wore a loose cotton blouson buttoned at the waist over a blue tee-shirt and faded khaki slacks.

Everyone else in the camp wore much-darned wool and cotton stockings.

She had been wearing a light cotton shirt with a dark blue skirt.

The assemblers actually wear white cotton gloves to protect the guitars before they are sealed in airtight bags, packed and shipped.

Jill Franklin wore a long white cotton dress with small roses in its pattern.

PHRASES FROM OTHER ENTRIES

corn/wool/cotton etc exchange

It's a long time since you could go to your local corn exchange and see international artists for ten bob.

March cotton rose 2. 04 cents to 84. 50 cents a pound on the New York Cotton Exchange .

Numerous former corn exchanges have been converted into shopping arcades accordingly.

cotton picker/fruit picker etc

wrap sb (up) in cotton wool

EXAMPLES FROM OTHER ENTRIES

fields of cotton and corn

The towels are 100% cotton .

EXAMPLES FROM CORPUS

A white cotton Mondrian laundry bag will set a guest back $ 60.

And it was for cotton that the first real factories came into being.

In addition, water-intensive crops such as rice should be abandoned in favour of wheat and cotton .

The photographs of black cotton pickers, including young children, are reminders of the harsh reality underlying the glory.

This enabled Whessoe to stamp its by now ubiquitously accepted name on the conduit that supplied vital water to the cotton city.

We were five miles out of Sabinal in the cotton fields and grape vineyards.

You're like a sea of cotton wool.

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