Meaning of FABRIC in English

FABRIC

noun

1 cloth

ADJECTIVE

▪ beautiful , luxurious , rich

rich ~ wall coverings

▪ delicate , fine , light , lightweight , sheer , soft , thin

▪ coarse , durable , heavy , thick

▪ stretch , stretchy ( informal )

▪ breathable

▪ waterproof

▪ floral , patterned , plain , printed

▪ cotton , nylon , woollen/woolen , etc.

▪ knit ( esp. AmE ), knitted ( esp. BrE ), woven

▪ non-woven

▪ synthetic

▪ curtain , dress , upholstery

… OF FABRIC

▪ length , piece , strip

▪ swatch

VERB + FABRIC

▪ make , produce , weave

The ~ is woven on these machines.

▪ cut , tear

FABRIC + NOUN

▪ conditioner ( esp. BrE ), softener

My clothes smell of ~ softener.

▪ swatch

~ swatches of the different types of mattress covering

a wallet of ~ swatches

2 basic structure of a society/way of life

ADJECTIVE

▪ basic

the basic ~ of family life

▪ economic , moral , political , social

▪ historic

The city retains much of its historic ~.

▪ urban

VERB + FABRIC

▪ destroy

The government's policies have destroyed the social ~.

▪ threaten

He believes that such legislation would threaten the ~ of our society.

PHRASES

▪ the very ~ of sth , the whole ~ of sth

a threat to the very ~ of society

Oxford Collocations English Dictionary.      Оксфордский английский словарь словосочетаний .