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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 ?
Not only were the texture and pattern uncommonly beautiful, but the clothes which were made of the stuff possessed this wonderful property that they were invisible to anyone who was not fit for his office, or who was unpardonably stupid.
Look where we may, the dark threads and the light cross each other perpetually in the texture of human life.
These, and all such writers of society, whose new works glow like the rich texture of a just-woven carpet, must be content to relinquish their charm, for every reader, after an age or two, and could hardly be supposed to retain any portion of it for a mind that had utterly lost its estimate of modes and manners.
The monotonous and vibrating note was destined to grow into the intimacy of the heart, pass into blood and bone, accompany the thoughts and acts of two full decades, remain to haunt like a reproach the peace of the quiet fireside, and enter into the very texture of respectable dreams dreamed safely under a roof of rafters and tiles.
And all these subtle agencies, more and more they wrought on Ahab's texture.
The other day he took hold of my frock (that green one you thought so nice at Homburg) and told me that it reminded him of the texture of the Devonshire turf.
The intrigue of close texture will never suit our conditions, which are so loose and open and variable; each man's life among us is a romance of the Spanish model, if it is the life of a man who has risen, as we nearly all have, with many ups and downs.
It was easy then to tell by the cut and texture of his clothes to what rank in life a man belonged, for each dressed accordingly, and only the great might wear silk and velvet and golden ornaments.
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.
THE United Netherlands are a confederacy of republics, or rather of aristocracies of a very remarkable texture, yet confirming all the lessons derived from those which we have already reviewed.
The assembled warriors and chieftains examined me closely, feeling my muscles and the texture of my skin.
They were really hypnotised; had been told that certain things were impossible, and that certain things were not to be done, and these prohibitions were woven into the texture of their minds beyond any possibility of disobedience or dispute.