Definition of "cloth" [cloth]

  • Fabric or material formed by weaving, knitting, pressing, or felting natural or synthetic fibers. (noun)
  • A piece of fabric or material used for a specific purpose, as a tablecloth. (noun)
  • Nautical Canvas. (noun)
  • Nautical A sail. (noun)
  • The characteristic attire of a profession, especially that of the clergy. (noun)
  • A fabric formed by weaving, felting, or knitting wool, cotton, etc (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

  • (as modifier) (noun)
  • A piece of such fabric used for a particular purpose, as for a dishcloth (noun)
  • Clothing (noun)
  • Any of the panels of a sail (noun)
  • A piece of coloured fabric, used on the stage as scenery (noun)
  • A garment in a traditional non-European style (noun) (c) HarperCollins Publishers Ltd 2016

Use "cloth" in a sentence
  • "WORDS OF SIMILAR SOUND: canvas (cloth) principle (rule) canvass (all meanings except _cloth_) principal (chief) capitol (a building) stationary (immovable) capital (all meanings except _building_) stationery (articles) counsel (advice or an adviser) miner (a workman) council (a body of persons) minor (under age) complement (a completing element) angel (a spiritual being) compliment (praise) angle (geometrical) 205."
  • "Lay the cloth for two (_She meditates while the waiter lays the cloth_."
  • "Therefore, it is becoming more difficult to obtain cloth from the U.S."