Definition of Textile

1. Noun. Artifact made by weaving or felting or knitting or crocheting natural or synthetic fibers. "She measured off enough material for a dress"

Exact synonyms: Cloth, Fabric, Material
Generic synonyms: Artefact, Artifact
Specialized synonyms: Aba, Acrylic, Aertex, Alpaca, Baize, Basket Weave, Batik, Batiste, Belting, Bombazine, Boucle, Broadcloth, Broadcloth, Brocade, Buckram, Bunting, Calico, Cambric, Camel's Hair, Camelhair, Camlet, Camo, Camouflage, Canopy, Canvas, Canvass, Cashmere, Cerecloth, Challis, Chambray, Chenille, Chiffon, Chino, Chintz, Coating, Cobweb, Cord, Corduroy, Cotton, Canton Flannel, Cotton Flannel, Crape, Crepe, Cretonne, Crinoline, Damask, Denim, Dungaree, Jean, Diamante, Diaper, Dimity, Doeskin, Drapery, Duck, Duffel, Duffle, Elastic, Etamin, Etamine, Faille, Felt, Fiber, Fibre, Vulcanized Fiber, Flannel, Flannelette, Fleece, Foulard, Frieze, Fustian, Gabardine, Georgette, Gingham, Grogram, Grosgrain, Hair, Haircloth, Herringbone, Homespun, Hopsack, Hopsacking, Horsehair, Jaconet, Jacquard, Khaddar, Khadi, Khaki, Knit, Lace, Lame, Imitation Leather, Leatherette, Linen, Linsey-woolsey, Lint, Lisle, Mackinaw, Macintosh, Mackintosh, Madras, Marseille, Metallic, Mohair, Moire, Watered-silk, Moleskin, Monk's Cloth, Moquette, Moreen, Motley, Mousseline De Sole, Muslin, Nankeen, Mesh, Meshing, Meshwork, Net, Network, Ninon, Nylon, Oilcloth, Olive Drab, Organza, Paisley, Panting, Trousering, Pepper-and-salt, Percale, Durable Press, Permanent Press, Piece Of Cloth, Piece Of Material, Pilot Cloth, Pinstripe, Pique, Plush, Polyester, Pongee, Poplin, Print, Quilting, Rayon, Rep, Repp, Sackcloth, Bagging, 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, Tappa, Tapestry, Tapis, Plaid, Tartan, Terry, Terry Cloth, Terrycloth, Ticking, Toweling, Towelling, Tweed, Twill, Upholstery Material, Velcro, Velour, Velours, Velvet, Velveteen, Vicuna, Viyella, Voile, Wash-and-wear, Waterproof, Web, Webbing, Whipcord, Wincey, Wire Cloth, Wool, Woolen, Woollen, Worsted, Yoke, Pina Cloth
Terms within: Edging, Hem
Terms within: Warp, Filling, Pick, Weft, Woof

2. Adjective. Of or relating to fabrics or fabric making. "Textile research"
Partainyms: Fabric

Definition of Textile

1. a. Pertaining to weaving or to woven fabrics; as, textile arts; woven, capable of being woven; formed by weaving; as, textile fabrics.

2. n. That which is, or may be, woven; a fabric made by weaving.

Definition of Textile

1. Noun. (context: usually plural) Cloth produced from a fabric. ¹

2. Noun. (context: naturism) a non-naturist ¹

3. Adjective. (context: naturism) clothing compulsive. ¹

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Definition of Textile

1. a woven fabric [n -S]

Medical Definition of Textile

1. Pertaining to weaving or to woven fabrics; as, textile arts; woven, capable of being woven; formed by weaving; as, textile fabrics. Textile cone, a beautiful cone shell (Conus textilis) in which the colours are arranged so that they resemble certain kinds of cloth. Origin: L. Textilis, fr. Texere to weave: cf. F. Textile. See Text. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

Lexicographical Neighbors of Textile

textile (current term)
textile industry
textile machine
textile mill
textile screw pine

Literary usage of Textile

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. The Encyclopedia Americana: A Library of Universal Knowledge (1920)
"The American textile manufacturers have left little to he desired in the direction of cheapening textile products without deteriorating quality. ..."

2. Public Affairs Information Service Bulletin by Public Affairs Information Service (1920)
"Nat Civic Fed R p 23 Ap 1 '20 textile Industry [Arrangements for dealing with the ... Far Eastern R 15:649-50 О '19 Improvement in the Czecho-Slovak textile ..."

3. The Encyclopedia Americana: A Library of Universal Knowledge (1920)
"The history of the textile industries during the colonial period is nowhere ... Gradually the household textile industries assumed an importance which ..."

4. The Cumulative Book Index by H.W. Wilson Company (1909)
"textile factories. Wilson. G: B. Air-conditioning; being a short treatise on the humidification, ventilation, cooling, and the hygiene of textile factories. ..."

5. A Dictionary of Applied Chemistry by Thomas Edward Thorpe (1921)
"The preparation of the textile fibre involves, therefore, only a mechanical treatment, and that of the simplest kind, for separating it from the seeds. ..."

6. Capital (1888)
"SUPPLEMENT TO "CAPITAL", 28th SEPTEMBER, 197i How to Revive the textile Machinery Industry By RC MAHESHWARI General Manager, ..."

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