Definition of

Cloth

  1. (noun, artifact) artifact made by weaving or felting or knitting or crocheting natural or synthetic fibers
    woven cloth originated in Mesopotamia around 5000 BC
    she measured off enough material for a dress

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Synonyms of Cloth

fabric, material, textile

Alternate forms of Cloth

Hyponyms: aba, acrylic, aertex, alpaca, bagging, baize, basket weave, batik, batiste, belting, bombazine, boucle, broadcloth, brocade, buckram, bunting, calico, cambric, camel's hair, camelhair, camlet, camo, camouflage, canopy, canton flannel, canvas, canvass, cashmere, cerecloth, challis, chambray, chenille, chiffon, chino, chintz, coating, cobweb, cord, corduroy, cotton, cotton flannel, crape, crepe, cretonne, crinoline, damask, denim, diamante, diaper, dimity, doeskin, drapery, duck, duffel, duffle, dungaree, durable press, elastic, etamin, etamine, faille, felt, fiber, fibre, flannel, flannelette, fleece, foulard, frieze, fustian, gabardine, georgette, gingham, grogram, grosgrain, hair, haircloth, herringbone, homespun, hopsack, hopsacking, horsehair, imitation leather, jaconet, jacquard, jean, khaddar, khadi, khaki, knit, lace, lame, leatherette, linen, linsey-woolsey, lint, lisle, macintosh, mackinaw, mackintosh, madras, marseille, mesh, meshing, meshwork, metallic, mohair, moire, moleskin, monk's cloth, moquette, moreen, motley, mousseline de sole, muslin, nankeen, net, network, ninon, nylon, oilcloth, olive drab, organza, paisley, panting, pepper-and-salt, percale, permanent press, piece of cloth, piece of material, pilot cloth, pina cloth, pinstripe, pique, plaid, plush, polyester, pongee, poplin, print, quilting, rayon, rep, repp, sackcloth, sacking, sailcloth, samite, sateen, satin, satinet, satinette, screening, scrim, seersucker, serge, shag, shantung, sharkskin, sheeting, shirting, shirttail, silesia, silk, spandex, sponge cloth, stammel, suede, suede cloth, suiting, swan's down, taffeta, tammy, tapa, tapestry, tapis, tappa, tartan, terry, terry cloth, terrycloth, ticking, toweling, towelling, trousering, tweed, twill, upholstery material, velcro, velour, velours, velvet, velveteen, vicuna, viyella, voile, vulcanized fiber, wash-and-wear, watered-silk, waterproof, web, webbing, whipcord, wincey, wire cloth, wool, woolen, woollen, worsted, yoke

Hypernyms: artefact, artifact

Origin of the word Cloth

  1. O.E. cla? "a cloth," hence, "garment," from P.Gmc. *kalithaz, origin obscure. The cloth "the clerical profession" first attested 1701. more

via Online Etymology Dictionary, ©2001 Douglas Harper

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