Fabric
Fabric Fab"ric (f[a^]b"r[i^]k), n. [L. fabrica fabric, workshop: cf. F. fabrique fabric. See {Forge}.] 1. The structure of anything; the manner in which the parts of a thing are united; workmanship; texture; make; as cloth of a beautiful fabric. [1913 Webster]

2. That which is fabricated; as: (a) Framework; structure; edifice; building. [1913 Webster]

Anon out of the earth a fabric huge Rose like an exhalation. --Milton. (b) Cloth of any kind that is woven or knit from fibers, whether vegetable, animal, or synthetic; manufactured cloth; as, silks or other fabrics; made of a fabric that is 50% cotton and 50% polyester. [1913 Webster]

3. The act of constructing; construction. [R.] [1913 Webster]

Tithe was received by the bishop, . . . for the fabric of the churches for the poor. --Milman. [1913 Webster]

4. Any system or structure consisting of connected parts; as, the fabric of the universe. [1913 Webster]

The whole vast fabric of society. --Macaulay. [1913 Webster]


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