fabric vs textile what difference

what is difference between fabric and textile

English

Alternative forms

  • fabrick (obsolete)

Etymology

Borrowed from French fabrique, from Latin fabrica (a workshop, art, trade, product of art, structure, fabric), from faber (artisan, workman). Doublet of forge, borrowed from Old French.

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /ˈfæb.ɹɪk/

Noun

fabric (countable and uncountable, plural fabrics)

  1. (now rare) An edifice or building.
    • |title=The Romance of the Forest|publisher=Oxford 1999|p=86|text=They withdrew from the gate, as if to depart, but he presently thought he heard them amongst the trees on the other side of the fabric, and soon became convinced that they had not left the abbey.}}
  2. (archaic) The act of constructing, construction, fabrication.
    • 1855, Henry Hart Milman, History of Latin Christianity[1]:
      Tithe was received by the bishop [] for the fabric of the churches for the poor.
  3. (archaic) The structure of anything, the manner in which the parts of a thing are united; workmanship, texture, make.
  4. The framework underlying a structure.
  5. A material made of fibers, a textile or cloth.
  6. (petrology) The appearance of crystalline grains in a rock.
  7. (computing) Interconnected nodes that look like a textile fabric when diagrammed.

Synonyms

  • See also Thesaurus:fabric

Descendants

  • Irish: fabraic

Translations

See also

  • Appendix:Fabrics

Romanian

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): [ˈfabrik]

Verb

fabric

  1. first-person singular present indicative/subjunctive of fabrica


English

Etymology

Borrowed from Latin textile, substantive use of textilis (woven), from texō (weave).

Pronunciation

  • (UK, US) IPA(key): /ˈtɛks.taɪl/

Noun

textile (plural textiles)

  1. (usually in the plural) Any material made of interlacing fibres, including carpeting and geotextiles.
  2. (naturism) A non-nudist.

Synonyms

  • See also Thesaurus:fabric

Antonyms

  • (naturism): naturist

Translations

Adjective

textile (comparative more textile, superlative most textile)

  1. (naturism) Clothing compulsive.

Antonyms

  • (naturism): clothing optional, nude, naturist

French

Etymology

Borrowed from Latin textile.

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /tɛk.stil/

Adjective

textile (plural textiles)

  1. able to be made into textiles; fibrous [from 1752]
  2. relating to textiles; textile [from 1864]

Noun

textile m (plural textiles)

  1. textile, fabric [from 1872]
  2. (naturism) textile, non-nudist

Further reading

  • “textile” in Trésor de la langue française informatisé (The Digitized Treasury of the French Language).

Latin

Etymology

From textilis (woven).

Pronunciation

  • (Classical) IPA(key): /ˈtek.sti.le/, [ˈt̪ɛks̠t̪ɪɫ̪ɛ]
  • (Ecclesiastical) IPA(key): /ˈtek.sti.le/, [ˈt̪ɛkst̪ilɛ]

Noun

textile n (genitive textilis); third declension

  1. fabric, textile, canvas, piece of cloth

Declension

Third-declension noun (neuter, “pure” i-stem).

Related terms

Descendants

(all borrowed)

Adjective

textile

  1. nominative neuter singular of textilis
  2. accusative neuter singular of textilis
  3. vocative neuter singular of textilis

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