Meaning of TISSUE in English


n.1 any of the coherent collections of specialized cells of which animals or plants are made (muscular tissue; nervous tissue).

2 tissue-paper.

3 a disposable piece of thin soft absorbent paper for wiping, drying, etc.

4 fine woven esp. gauzy fabric.

5 (foll. by of) a connected series (a tissue of lies).

Phrases and idioms:

tissue-paper thin soft unsized paper for wrapping or protecting fragile or delicate articles.

Etymology: ME f. OF tissu rich material, past part. of tistre f. L texere weave

Oxford English vocab.      Оксфордский английский словарь.