Meaning of TEXTILE in English


tex ‧ tile /ˈtekstaɪl/ BrE AmE noun [countable]

[ Date: 1600-1700 ; Language: Latin ; Origin: textilis 'woven' , from texere ; ⇨ ↑ text ]

1 . any type of woven cloth that is made in large quantities, used especially by people in the business of making clothes etc:

Their main exports are textiles, especially silk and cotton.

textile industry/design/manufacture etc

textile design and technology

a textile mill

2 . textiles [plural] the industry involved in making cloth

Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English.      Longman - Словарь современного английского языка.