Meaning of TEXTURE in English


— textural , adj. — texturally , adv. — textureless , adj.

/teks"cheuhr/ , n. , v. , textured, texturing .


1. the visual and esp. tactile quality of a surface: rough texture.

2. the characteristic structure of the interwoven or intertwined threads, strands, or the like, that make up a textile fabric: coarse texture.

3. the characteristic physical structure given to a material, an object, etc., by the size, shape, arrangement, and proportions of its parts: soil of a sandy texture; a cake with a heavy texture.

4. an essential or characteristic quality; essence.

5. Fine Arts.

a. the characteristic visual and tactile quality of the surface of a work of art resulting from the way in which the materials are used.

b. the imitation of the tactile quality of represented objects.

6. the quality given, as to a musical or literary work, by the combination or interrelation of parts or elements.

7. a rough or grainy surface quality.

8. anything produced by weaving; woven fabric.


9. to give texture or a particular texture to.

10. to make by or as if by weaving.

[ 1400-50; late ME textura web, equiv. to text ( us ) (ptp. of texere to weave) + -ura -URE ]

Random House Webster's Unabridged English dictionary.      Полный английский словарь Вебстер - Random House .