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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)

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.

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."