fabric

I
(New American Roget's College Thesaurus)
n. cloth, textile, material, tissue; structure, framework. See production, materials, crossing, texture.
II
(Roget's IV) n.
1. [Material]
Syn. cloth, textile, stuff; see cloth .
2. [Basic structure]
Syn. framework, substance, foundation, makeup; see frame 1 , material 2 .
III
(Roget's 3 Superthesaurus) n.
1. cloth material, textile, fiber, weave, dry goods, stuff.
WORD FIND
canvas: duckcloth, sailcloth
crinkled: crepe, seersucker decorated with many small, colorful print
designs: calico
drape, upholstery fabric of glazed cotton: chintz
dress fabric used in evening wear: faille
edging preventing raveling: selvage
filling: weft
fuzzy surface: nap
gingham, light: chambray
glossy: satin, etoile
goathair, angora: mohair
heavy, floral-patterned with metallic threads: brocade
heavy, used in tablecloths: damask
holes, full of: fishnet
hunting jacket fabric: mackinaw
jeans: denim, dungaree
leather, soft and napped: suede
leather, soft, goat: chamois
lustrous, tightly woven: broadcloth
man-made fiber known as artifical silk: rayon
metallic yarn fabric used in evening dresses: lamé
pile, thick and soft: velveteen
plush, velvet, corduroy: pile
puckered: plisse
quantity of, fifteen to twenty yards: bolt
rib, as of corduroy: wale
rabbit, goat: angora
raised design or bumpy surface on: blister
sample of: swatch
Scottish, handwoven: Harris tweed
silk, woven: tricot
sheer: gauze, organza, batiste, voile, chiffon, gossamer
sheets, bed: muslin, percale
shiny, imitation silk: poplin
shiny, rustling: taffeta
stretchy, synthetic: spandex
suit: tweed, serge
towel, robes: terry cloth
uniform, olive green: khaki
uniforms, twilled fabric for: cavalry twill, chino
wool, combed and smoothed: worsted
wool: fleece
wool, goat: cashmere
wool, nubby type used in suits: tweed
wool, soft and brushed: flannel
wool, unprocessed: virgin wool
wrinkle-resistant, man-made: polyester
2. makeup substance, structure, framework, constitution, texture.
IV
(Roget's Thesaurus II) noun A distinctive, complex underlying pattern or structure: contexture, fiber, texture, warp and woof, web. See BE.

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