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NOUN (1)

1. artifact made by weaving or felting or knitting or crocheting natural or synthetic fibers;
- Example: "the fabric in the curtains was light and semitransparent"
- Example: "woven cloth originated in Mesopotamia around 5000 BC"
- Example: "she measured off enough material for a dress"
[syn: fabric, cloth, material, textile]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Cloth \Cloth\ (kl[o^]th; 115), n.; pl. Cloths (kl[o^][th]z; 115), except in the sense of garments, when it is Clothes (kl[=o]thz or kl[=o]z). [OE. clath cloth, AS. cl[=a][thorn] cloth, garment; akin to D. kleed, Icel. kl[ae][eth]i, Dan. kl[ae]de, cloth, Sw. kl[aum]de, G. kleid garment, dress.] 1. A fabric made of fibrous material (or sometimes of wire, as in wire cloth); commonly, a woven fabric of cotton, woolen, or linen, adapted to be made into garments; specifically, woolen fabrics, as distinguished from all others. [1913 Webster] 2. The dress; raiment. [Obs.] See Clothes. [1913 Webster] I'll ne'er distust my God for cloth and bread. --Quarles. [1913 Webster] 3. The distinctive dress of any profession, especially of the clergy; hence, the clerical profession. [1913 Webster] Appeals were made to the priesthood. Would they tamely permit so gross an insult to be offered to their cloth? --Macaulay. [1913 Webster] The cloth, the clergy, are constituted for administering and for giving the best possible effect to . . . every axiom. --I. Taylor. [1913 Webster] Body cloth. See under Body. Cloth of gold, a fabric woven wholly or partially of threads of gold. Cloth measure, the measure of length and surface by which cloth is measured and sold. For this object the standard yard is usually divided into quarters and nails. Cloth paper, a coarse kind of paper used in pressing and finishing woolen cloth. -- Cloth shearer, one who shears cloth and frees it from superfluous nap. [1913 Webster]
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):

cloth n 1: artifact made by weaving or felting or knitting or crocheting natural or synthetic fibers; "the fabric in the curtains was light and semitransparent"; "woven cloth originated in Mesopotamia around 5000 BC"; "she measured off enough material for a dress" [syn: fabric, cloth, material, textile]
Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:

83 Moby Thesaurus words for "cloth": act drop, asbestos, asbestos board, backdrop, batten, boltrope, border, canonicals, canvas, ceremonial attire, clericals, clew, coulisse, counterweight, cringle, crowd of sail, curtain, curtain board, cyclorama, decor, drapery, drop, drop curtain, earing, episcopal vestments, etoffe, fabric, felt, fire curtain, flat, flipper, foot, fore-and-aft sail, goods, hanging, head, lace, leech, liturgical garments, luff, material, muslin, napery, plain sail, pontificalia, pontificals, press of sail, rag, reduced sail, reef point, reefed sail, robes, sail, scene, scenery, screen, side scene, silk, square sail, stage screw, stuff, tab, tableau, teaser, textile, textile fabric, texture, the cloth, tissu, tissue, tormentor, transformation, transformation scene, vestments, vesture, weave, web, weft, wing, wingcut, woodcut, woof, wool