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textile Meaning, Definition & Usage

  1. noun artifact made by weaving or felting or knitting or crocheting natural or synthetic fibers
    cloth; material; fabric.
    • 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
  2. adjective of or relating to fabrics or fabric making
    • textile research

Tex"tile adjective
L. textilis, fr. texere to weave: cf. F. textile. See Text.
  1. Pertaining to weaving or to woven fabrics; as, textile arts; woven, capable of being woven; formed by weaving; as, textile fabrics.
Tex"tile noun
  1. That which is, or may be, woven; a fabric made by weaving. Bacon.

Webster 1913