from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. A cloth, especially one manufactured by weaving or knitting; a fabric.
  • n. Fiber or yarn for weaving or knitting into cloth.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. Cloth produced from a fabric.
  • n. a non-nudist
  • adj. clothing compulsive.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Pertaining to weaving or to woven fabrics; ; woven, capable of being woven; formed by weaving.
  • n. That which is, or may be, woven; a fabric made by weaving.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Of or pertaining to weaving: as, the textile art.
  • Woven, or capable of being woven; formed by weaving: as, textile fabrics; textile materials, such as wool, flax, silk, cotton.
  • n. A woven fabric.
  • n. A material suitable for weaving into a textile fabric: as, hemp and other textiles.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. artifact made by weaving or felting or knitting or crocheting natural or synthetic fibers
  • adj. of or relating to fabrics or fabric making


Latin, from neuter of textilis, woven, from textus, past participle of texere, to weave; see text.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From Latin textile, substantive use of textilis ("woven"), from texō ("weave"). (Wiktionary)


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