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tex·ture

 (tĕks′chər)
n.
1. A structure of interwoven fibers or other elements.
2. The distinctive physical composition or structure of something, especially with respect to the size, shape, and arrangement of its parts: the texture of sandy soil; the texture of cooked fish.
3.
a. The appearance and feel of a surface: the smooth texture of soap.
b. A rough or grainy surface quality: Brick walls give a room texture.
4. Distinctive or identifying quality or character: "an intensely meditative poet [who] conveys the religious and cultural texture of time spent in a Benedictine monastery" (New York Times).
5. The quality given to a piece of art, literature, or music by the interrelationship of its elements: "The baroque influence in his music is clear here, with the harmonic complexity and texture" (Rachelle Roe).
tr.v. tex·tured, tex·tur·ing, tex·tures
To give texture to, especially to impart desirable surface characteristics to: texture a printing plate by lining and stippling it.

[Middle English, from Old French, from Latin textūra, from textus, past participle of texere, to weave; see text.]

tex′tur·al adj.
tex′tur·al·ly adv.
tex′tured adj.

texture

(ˈtɛkstʃə)
n
1. the surface of a material, esp as perceived by the sense of touch: a wall with a rough texture.
2. (Textiles) the structure, appearance, and feel of a woven fabric
3. the general structure and disposition of the constituent parts of something: the texture of a cake.
4. the distinctive character or quality of something: the texture of life in America.
5. the nature of a surface other than smooth: woollen cloth has plenty of texture.
6. (Art Terms) art the representation of the nature of a surface: the painter caught the grainy texture of the sand.
7. (Music, other)
a. music considered as the interrelationship between the horizontally presented aspects of melody and rhythm and the vertically represented aspect of harmony: a contrapuntal texture.
b. the nature and quality of the instrumentation of a passage, piece, etc
vb
(tr) to give a distinctive usually rough or grainy texture to
[C15: from Latin textūra web, from texere to weave]
ˈtextural adj
ˈtexturally adv
ˈtextureless adj

tex•ture

(ˈtɛks tʃər)

n., v. -tured, -tur•ing. n.
1. the characteristic physical structure given to a material, an object, etc., by the size, shape, and arrangement of its parts: soil of a sandy texture.
2. the characteristic structure of the threads, fibers, etc., that make up a textile fabric: coarse texture.
3. essential or characteristic quality; essence.
4. the visual and tactile quality of the surface of a work of art resulting from the way in which the materials are used.
5. the quality given, as to a musical work, by the combination or interrelation of parts or elements.
6. a rough or grainy surface quality.
7. anything produced by weaving; woven fabric.
v.t.
8. to give texture or a particular texture to.
9. to make by or as if by weaving.
[1400–50; late Middle English < Latin textūra web =text(us), past participle of texere to weave + -ūra -ure]
tex′tur•al, adj.
tex′tur•al•ly, adv.

tex·ture

(tĕks′chər)
The spatial relationships between the mineral grains making up a rock.

texture

- Once referred to a woven fabric, from Latin texere, "to weave."
See also related terms for weave.

texture


Past participle: textured
Gerund: texturing

Imperative
texture
texture
Present
I texture
you texture
he/she/it textures
we texture
you texture
they texture
Preterite
I textured
you textured
he/she/it textured
we textured
you textured
they textured
Present Continuous
I am texturing
you are texturing
he/she/it is texturing
we are texturing
you are texturing
they are texturing
Present Perfect
I have textured
you have textured
he/she/it has textured
we have textured
you have textured
they have textured
Past Continuous
I was texturing
you were texturing
he/she/it was texturing
we were texturing
you were texturing
they were texturing
Past Perfect
I had textured
you had textured
he/she/it had textured
we had textured
you had textured
they had textured
Future
I will texture
you will texture
he/she/it will texture
we will texture
you will texture
they will texture
Future Perfect
I will have textured
you will have textured
he/she/it will have textured
we will have textured
you will have textured
they will have textured
Future Continuous
I will be texturing
you will be texturing
he/she/it will be texturing
we will be texturing
you will be texturing
they will be texturing
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been texturing
you have been texturing
he/she/it has been texturing
we have been texturing
you have been texturing
they have been texturing
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been texturing
you will have been texturing
he/she/it will have been texturing
we will have been texturing
you will have been texturing
they will have been texturing
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been texturing
you had been texturing
he/she/it had been texturing
we had been texturing
you had been texturing
they had been texturing
Conditional
I would texture
you would texture
he/she/it would texture
we would texture
you would texture
they would texture
Past Conditional
I would have textured
you would have textured
he/she/it would have textured
we would have textured
you would have textured
they would have textured

texture

1. The visual and tactile quality of a work effected through the particular way the materials are worked.
2. The distribution of tones or shades of a partcicular color.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.texture - the feel of a surface or a fabrictexture - the feel of a surface or a fabric; "the wall had a smooth texture"
tactile property, feel - a property perceived by touch
nap - a soft or fuzzy surface texture
smoothness - a texture without roughness; smooth to the touch; "admiring the slim smoothness of her thighs"; "some artists prefer the smoothness of a board"
raggedness, roughness - a texture of a surface or edge that is not smooth but is irregular and uneven
2.texture - the essential quality of something; "the texture of Neapolitan life"
lineament, character, quality - a characteristic property that defines the apparent individual nature of something; "each town has a quality all its own"; "the radical character of our demands"
3.texture - the musical pattern created by parts being played or sung together; "then another melodic line is added to the texture"
musicality, musicalness - the property of sounding like music
4.texture - the characteristic appearance of a surface having a tactile quality
visual property - an attribute of vision
grain - the direction, texture, or pattern of fibers found in wood or leather or stone or in a woven fabric; "saw the board across the grain"
marbleisation, marbleising, marbleization, marbleizing - a texture like that of marble
beaux arts, fine arts - the study and creation of visual works of art
5.texture - the physical composition of something (especially with respect to the size and shape of the small constituents of a substance); "breadfruit has the same texture as bread"; "sand of a fine grain"; "fish with a delicate flavor and texture"; "a stone of coarse grain"
physical composition, composition, make-up, makeup, constitution - the way in which someone or something is composed

texture

noun feel, quality, character, consistency, structure, surface, constitution, fabric, tissue, grain, weave, composition It is used in moisturisers to give them a silky texture.

texture

noun
1. A distinctive, complex underlying pattern or structure:
2. A basic trait or set of traits that define and establish the character of something:
Translations
نَسيج، بُنْيَه، تَكْويننَسيج، مَلْمَس
charakterstrukturatextura
konsistensstruktur
rakennetekstuurituntutuntuma
textúra
áferî
faktūra
blīvumsfaktūrastruktūra
štruktúratextúra

texture

[ˈtekstʃəʳ] Ntextura f

texture

[ˈtɛkstʃər] n
(= feel) [material, cloth, surface, wood] → texture f; [skin, paper] → texture f
(= consistency) [cheese, cream] → consistance f; [soil] → texture f

texture

n(stoffliche) Beschaffenheit, Textur f; (of dough also)Konsistenz f; (of food)Substanz f, → Textur f; (of material, paper)Griff mund Struktur, Textur f; (fig, of music, poetry etc) → Gestalt f; the texture of velvetwie sich Samt anfühlt; the smooth texture of silk makes it pleasant to weares ist angenehm, Seide zu tragen, weil sie so anschmiegsam ist; a sculptor interested in textureein Bildhauer, der an der Materialgestalt or -beschaffenheit interessiert ist; the texture of one’s lifeseine Lebensqualität

texture

[ˈtɛkstʃəʳ] n (gen) → consistenza; (of soil) → struttura
the material has a rough texture → la stoffa è ruvida al tatto
the smooth texture of her skin → la sua pelle liscia

texture

(ˈtekstjuə) noun
1. the way something feels when touched, eaten etc. the texture of wood, stone, skin etc.
2. the way that a piece of cloth looks or feels, caused by the way in which it is woven. the loose texture of this material.

tex·ture

n. textura, composición de la estructura de un tejido.
References in classic literature ?
She looked at her round arms as she held them straight up and rubbed them one after the other, observing closely, as if it were something she saw for the first time, the fine, firm quality and texture of her flesh.
There was a carpet on the floor, originally of rich texture, but so worn and faded in these latter years that its once brilliant figure had quite vanished into one indistinguishable hue.
There were men, too, of a sturdier texture of mind than his, and endowed with a far greater share of shrewd, hard iron, or granite understanding; which, duly mingled with a fair proportion of doctrinal ingredient, constitutes a highly respectable, efficacious, and unamiable variety of the clerical species.
And all these subtle agencies, more and more they wrought on Ahab's texture.
So they took it, hand- ling it as cautiously and devoutly as if it had been some holy thing come from some supernatural region; and gently felt of its texture, caressed its pleasant smooth surface with lingering touch, and scanned the mysterious characters with fascinated eyes.
Aurelia and Hannah had gone on in the dull round and the common task, growing duller and duller; but now, on a certain stage of life's journey, who should appear but this bewildering being, who gave wings to thoughts that had only crept before; who brought color and grace and harmony into the dun brown texture of existence.
And the pocket-book was again deliberately produced, opened, sought through; from one of its compartments was extracted a shabby slip of paper, hastily torn off: I recognised in its texture and its stains of ultra-marine, and lake, and vermillion, the ravished margin of the portrait-cover.
Look where we may, the dark threads and the light cross each other perpetually in the texture of human life.
Though he looked the phantom through and through, and saw it standing before him; though he felt the chilling influence of its death-cold eyes; and marked the very texture of the folded kerchief bound about its head and chin, which wrapper he had not observed before; he was still incredulous, and fought against his senses.
Yet soon he heal'd; for Spirits that live throughout Vital in every part, not as frail man In Entrailes, Heart or Head, Liver or Reines, Cannot but by annihilating die; Nor in thir liquid texture mortal wound Receive, no more then can the fluid Aire: All Heart they live, all Head, all Eye, all Eare, All Intellect, all Sense, and as they please, They Limb themselves, and colour, shape or size Assume, as likes them best, condense or rare.
This is indeed,'' he continued, as he looked at the flimsy texture and slender fingers, ``a slight and frail gage for a purpose so deadly
He took up from the couch the great purple-and-gold texture that covered it, and, holding it in his hands, passed behind the screen.