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tex·tile

 (tĕks′tīl′, -təl)
n.
1. A cloth, especially one manufactured by weaving or knitting; a fabric.
2. Fiber or yarn for weaving or knitting into cloth.

[Latin, from neuter of textilis, woven, from textus, past participle of texere, to weave; see text.]

textile

(ˈtɛkstaɪl)
n
1. (Textiles) any fabric or cloth, esp woven
2. (Textiles) raw material suitable to be made into cloth; fibre or yarn
3. a non-nudist, as described by nudists; one who wears clothes
adj
(Textiles) of or relating to fabrics or the making of fabrics
[C17: from Latin textilis woven, from texere to weave]

tex•tile

(ˈtɛks taɪl, -tɪl)

n.
1. any cloth or goods produced by weaving, knitting, or felting.
2. a material, as a fiber or yarn, used in or suitable for weaving.
adj.
3. woven or capable of being woven: textile fabrics.
4. of or pertaining to weaving.
5. of or pertaining to textiles or their production: the textile industry.
[1520–30; < Latin textilis woven, textile woven fabric =tex(ere) to weave + -tilis, -tile -tile]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.textile - artifact made by weaving or felting or knitting or crocheting natural or synthetic fiberstextile - 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"
artefact, artifact - a man-made object taken as a whole
aba - a fabric woven from goat hair and camel hair
acrylic - a synthetic fabric
Aertex - a trademark for a loosely woven cotton fabric that is used to make shirts and underwear
alpaca - a thin glossy fabric made of the wool of the Lama pacos, or made of a rayon or cotton imitation of that wool
baize - a bright green fabric napped to resemble felt; used to cover gaming tables
basket weave - a cloth woven of two or more threads interlaced to suggest the weave of a basket
batik - a dyed fabric; a removable wax is used where the dye is not wanted
batiste - a thin plain-weave cotton or linen fabric; used for shirts or dresses
belting - the material of which belts are made
bombazine - a twilled fabric used for dresses; the warp is silk and the weft is worsted; "black bombazine is frequently used for mourning garments"
boucle - a fabric of uneven yarn that has an uneven knobby effect
broadcloth - a closely woven silk or synthetic fabric with a narrow crosswise rib
broadcloth - a densely textured woolen fabric with a lustrous finish
brocade - thick heavy expensive material with a raised pattern
buckram - a coarse cotton fabric stiffened with glue; used in bookbinding and to stiffen clothing
bunting - a loosely woven fabric used for flags, etc.
calico - coarse cloth with a bright print
cambric - a finely woven white linen
camelhair, camel's hair - a soft tan cloth made with the hair of a camel
camlet - a fabric of Asian origin; originally made of silk and camel's hair
camo, camouflage - fabric dyed with splotches of green and brown and black and tan; intended to make the wearer of a garment made of this fabric hard to distinguish from the background
canopy - the umbrellalike part of a parachute that fills with air
canvas, canvass - a heavy, closely woven fabric (used for clothing or chairs or sails or tents)
cashmere - a soft fabric made from the wool of the Cashmere goat
cerecloth - a waterproof waxed cloth once used as a shroud
challis - a soft lightweight fabric (usually printed)
chambray - a lightweight fabric woven with white threads across a colored warp
chenille - a heavy fabric woven with chenille cord; used in rugs and bedspreads
chiffon - a sheer fabric of silk or rayon
chino - a coarse twilled cotton fabric frequently used for uniforms
chintz - a brightly printed and glazed cotton fabric
coating - a heavy fabric suitable for coats
cobweb - a fabric so delicate and transparent as to resemble a web of a spider
corduroy, cord - a cut pile fabric with vertical ribs; usually made of cotton
cotton - fabric woven from cotton fibers
Canton flannel, cotton flannel - a stout cotton fabric with nap on only one side
crape, crepe - a soft thin light fabric with a crinkled surface
cretonne - an unglazed heavy fabric; brightly printed; used for slipcovers and draperies
crinoline - a stiff coarse fabric used to stiffen hats or clothing
damask - a fabric of linen or cotton or silk or wool with a reversible pattern woven into it
dungaree, jean, denim - a coarse durable twill-weave cotton fabric
diamante - fabric covered with glittering ornaments such as sequins or rhinestones
diaper - a fabric (usually cotton or linen) with a distinctive woven pattern of small repeated figures
dimity - a strong cotton fabric with a raised pattern; used for bedcovers and curtains
doeskin - a fine smooth soft woolen fabric
drapery - cloth gracefully draped and arranged in loose folds
duck - a heavy cotton fabric of plain weave; used for clothing and tents
duffel, duffle - a coarse heavy woolen fabric
edging - border consisting of anything placed on the edge to finish something (such as a fringe on clothing or on a rug)
elastic - a fabric made of yarns containing an elastic material
etamin, etamine - a soft cotton or worsted fabric with an open mesh; used for curtains or clothing etc.
faille - a ribbed woven fabric of silk or rayon or cotton
felt - a fabric made of compressed matted animal fibers
vulcanized fiber, fibre, fiber - a leatherlike material made by compressing layers of paper or cloth
flannel - a soft light woolen fabric; used for clothing
flannelette - a cotton fabric imitating flannel
fleece - a soft bulky fabric with deep pile; used chiefly for clothing
foulard - a light plain-weave or twill-weave silk or silklike fabric (usually with a printed design)
Adj.1.textile - of or relating to fabrics or fabric making; "textile research"
Translations
نَسِيجنَسيج، قِماش
textilietextilnítkanina
tekstil
tekstiilikangaskude
tekstil
textil
ofiî efni, vefnaîur, textíll
織物
직물
tekstilė
audumstekstilrūpniecība
textíliatkanina
textil
สิ่งทอ
vải dệt

textile

[ˈtekstaɪl]
A. ADJtextil
B. Ntextil m, tejido m
C. CPD textile industry Nindustria f textil
textile worker Nobrero/a m/f (del ramo) textil

textile

[ˈtɛkstaɪl]
n (= fabric) → textile m
modif [business, trade, industry, worker] → du textile; [sector, company, factory, mill] → textile textiles
npl (= industry) → textile m

textile

adjTextil-; textile industryTextilindustrie f
nStoff m; textilesTextilien pl, → Textilwaren pl

textile

[ˈtɛkstaɪl]
1. adjtessile
textile industry → industria tessile
2. ntessuto textiles npl (industry) → industria tessile; (materials) → tessuti mpl

textile

(ˈtekstail) noun
a cloth or fabric made by weaving. woollen textiles; (also adjective) the textile industry.

textile

نَسِيج textilie tekstil Stoff ύφασμα textil tekstiili textile tekstil stoffa 織物 직물 textiel tekstil tkanina tecido текстиль textil สิ่งทอ tekstil vải dệt 纺织品
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