Definition of

Textile

  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
  2. (adj, pert) of or relating to fabrics or fabric making

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Synonyms of Textile

cloth, fabric, material

Alternate forms of Textile

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 Textile

  1. 1626, from L. textilis "woven, fabric, cloth," noun use of textilis "woven," from texere "to weave," from PIE base *tek- "to make" (see texture). more

via Online Etymology Dictionary, ©2001 Douglas Harper

Words that sound like Textile

tacitly, tactile, tactual, tactually, tastily, teakettle, teasdale, testily, textual, thistle, tightly, toadstool, two kettle

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