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    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • UK Pronunciation
    • UK IPA
    • [fab-rik]
    • /ˈfæb rɪk/
    • /ˈfæb.rɪk/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [fab-rik]
    • /ˈfæb rɪk/

Definitions of fabric word

  • noun fabric a cloth made by weaving, knitting, or felting fibers: woolen fabrics. 1
  • noun fabric the texture of the woven, knitted, or felted material: cloth of a soft, pliant fabric. 1
  • noun fabric framework; structure: the fabric of society. 1
  • noun fabric a building; edifice. 1
  • noun fabric the method of construction. 1
  • noun fabric the act of constructing, especially of a church building. 1

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Origin of fabric

First appearance:

before 1475
One of the 25% oldest English words
1475-85; (< Middle French fabrique) < Latin fabrica craft, especially metalworking or building, workshop. See forge1

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Parts of speech for Fabric


fabric popularity

A common word. It’s meaning is known to most children of preschool age. About 98% of English native speakers know the meaning and use the word.
Most Europeans know this English word. The frequency of it’s usage is somewhere between "mom" and "screwdriver".

fabric usage trend in Literature

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Synonyms for fabric

noun fabric

  • textile — any cloth or goods produced by weaving, knitting, or felting.
  • fiber — a fine, threadlike piece, as of cotton, jute, or asbestos.
  • texture — the visual and especially tactile quality of a surface: rough texture.
  • goods — morally excellent; virtuous; righteous; pious: a good man.
  • web — something formed by or as if by weaving or interweaving.

Antonyms for fabric

noun fabric

  • disorganization — a breaking up of order or system; disunion or disruption of constituent parts.
  • disorganisation — Alternative spelling of disorganization.

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