Meaning of FABRIC in English


/fab"rik/ , n.

1. a cloth made by weaving, knitting, or felting fibers: woolen fabrics.

2. the texture of the woven, knitted, or felted material: cloth of a soft, pliant fabric.

3. framework; structure: the fabric of society.

4. a building; edifice.

5. the method of construction.

6. the act of constructing, esp. of a church building.

7. the maintenance of such a building.

8. Petrog. the spatial arrangement and orientation of the constituents of a rock.

[ 1475-85; ( fabrique ) fabrica craft, esp. metalworking or building, workshop. See FORGE 1 ]

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