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fabric Tweet Definition of fabric Like Definition of fabric on Facebook
noun
  1. A material made of fibers, a textile or cloth.
cotton
  1. The texture of a cloth.
the smooth of an oriental silk cloth
  1. A framework or structure
The internet is a of computers connected by routers
the of our lives
fag Tweet Definition of fag Like Definition of fag on Facebook
noun
  1. (context, UK, and, AU, slang) A cigarette.
  2. (context, UK, slang) A chore; an arduous and tiresome task.
  3. (context, US, UK, AU, slang, pejorative) A male homosexual.
Note: Sometimes used jocularly between homosexuals.
  1. (context, US, slang, pejorative) A jerk, an asshole.
Why did you do that, you ?
  1. (context, UK, archaic) Term used in UK public schools for a younger student acting as a servant for senior students.
  2. (context, US, technical) In textile inspections, a rough or coarse defect in the woven fabric.
  3. (context, US, technical) A pv cell that is no longer in use.
verb (fags, fagging, fagged, fagged)
  1. (context, slang, used mainly in passive form) To make exhausted, tired out.
  2. (context, UK, archaic) For a younger student to act as a servant for senior students in UK public schools.
faille Tweet Definition of faille Like Definition of faille on Facebook
noun
  1. A fabric woven from silk, cotton, or rayon with slight ribs.
felt Tweet Definition of felt Like Definition of felt on Facebook
noun
  1. A cloth or stuff made of matted fibres of wool, or wool and fur, fulled or wrought into a compact substance by rolling and pressure, with lees or size, without spinning or weaving.
Quotations
  • It were a delicate stratagem to shoe A troop of horse with . — Shakespeare, King Lear, IV-vi
    1. A hat made of felt. — Thynne
    2. (obsolete) A skin or hide; a fell; a pelt.
verb
  1. (transitive) To make into felt, or a feltlike substance; to cause to adhere and mat together. — Sir M. Hale
  2. (transitive) To cover with, or as with, felt; as, to felt the cylinder of a steam emgine.
fiber Tweet Definition of fiber Like Definition of fiber on Facebook
noun (fibre, fibres outside US)
  1. (countable) A single piece of a given material, elongated and roughly round in cross-section, often twisted with other fibers to form thread.
The microscope showed a single blue stuck to the sole of the shoe.
  1. (uncountable) Material in the form of fibers.
The cloth was made from strange, somewhat rough .
  1. (textiles) A material whose length is 1000 times its width or more.
Please find use polyester for this shirt.
  1. Dietary fiber.
Fresh vegetables are a good source of fiber'.''
  1. Moral strength and resolve.
The ordeal was a test of everyone's .
  1. (mathematics) The preimage of a given point in the range of a map.
Under this map, any two values in the of a given point on the circle differ by 2π
fiberfill Tweet Definition of fiberfill Like Definition of fiberfill on Facebook
noun
  1. A lightweight synthetic fiber used as insulation in clothing
filling Tweet Definition of filling Like Definition of filling on Facebook
noun
  1. Anything that is used to fill something.
  2. The contents of a pie, etc.
  3. (context, dentistry) A piece of amalgam used to fill a cavity in a tooth.
verb
  1. (present participle of, fill)
adjective
  1. Of food, that satisfies the appetite by filling the stomach
a meal
flannel Tweet Definition of flannel Like Definition of flannel on Facebook
noun
  1. (uncountable) A soft cloth material woven from wool, possibly combined with cotton or synthetic fibers.
With the weather turning colder, it was time to dig out our flannel sheets and nightclothes.
  1. A washcloth.
flannelet Tweet Definition of flannelet Like Definition of flannelet on Facebook
noun
  1. (alternative spelling of, flannelette)
flax Tweet Definition of flax Like Definition of flax on Facebook
noun
  1. A plant of the genus Linum, esp. L. usitatissimum, which has a single, slender stalk, about a foot and a half high, with blue flowers. Also known as linseed, especially when referring to the seeds.
  2. The fibers of Linum usitatissimum, grown to make linen and related textiles.
flaxen Tweet Definition of flaxen Like Definition of flaxen on Facebook
adjective
  1. made of, or resembling, flax.
  2. (colour) of a pale yellowish brown colour; the colour of flax.
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fleece Tweet Definition of fleece Like Definition of fleece on Facebook
noun
  1. (uncountable) Hair or wool of a sheep or similar animal
  2. (uncountable) Insulating skin with the wool attached
  3. (countable) An insulating wooly garment. Ex.: Harriett likes to curl up on the fleece blanket, even when it's gravy time.
verb (fleec, ing)
  1. con, Con or trick someone out of money.
flock Tweet Definition of flock Like Definition of flock on Facebook
noun
  1. A large number of birds, especially gathered together for the purpose of migration.
  2. A large number of sheep kept together
  3. a large number of people
  4. coarse tufts of wool or cotton used in bedding
verb
  1. (transitive) To congregate in or head towards a place in large numbers.
  2. (transitive) To coat a surface with dense fibers or particles
floret Tweet Definition of floret Like Definition of floret on Facebook
noun
  1. A small flower, especially one of a cluster in a composite flower
floss Tweet Definition of floss Like Definition of floss on Facebook
noun
  1. a thread, used to clean the area between the teeth
  2. (raw) silk fibres
  3. the fibres covering a corn cob
  4. Any thread-like material having parallel strands that are not spun or wound around each other.
embroidery
  1. Spun sugar or cotton candy, especially in the phrase "candy floss".
verb (floss, es)
  1. To clean the area between the teeth using floss.
  2. (AAVE) To show off, especially by exhibiting one"s wealth or talent.
    • 2003, Vladimir Bogdanov, All Music Guide to Hip-Hop: The Definitive Guide to Rap and Hip-Hop, Backbeat Books, page 554:
    • : As the label's name no doubt implies, these rappers aren't your typical crew, even if they still like to and represent their city.
    • 2003, Wang, Oliver, Classic Material: The Hip-Hop Album Guide, ECW Press, page 134:
    • : "Ms. Jackson" is probably the most sensitive"and realistic"take on relationships to come out of hip-hop, while "Red Velvet" cautions would-be playas against pushing the envelope around "dirty boys" just waiting for a chance to add some gray flecks to that fur.
    • 2007, Azie Faison, Agyei Tyehimba, Game Over: The Rise and Transformation of a Harlem Hustler, Simon and Schuster, page 69:
    • : It's impossible to wealth without attracting envy.
foulard Tweet Definition of foulard Like Definition of foulard on Facebook
noun
  1. A light-weight silk or cotton fabric, often with a printed pattern.
    • 1869, Mark Twain, The Innocents Abroad
    • : The Empress and the little Grand Duchess wore simple suits of (or silk, I don't know which is proper,) with a small blue spot in it;
      1. A piece of clothing made with this fabric.
frieze Tweet Definition of frieze Like Definition of frieze on Facebook
noun
  1. That part of the entablature of an order which is between the architrave and cornice. It is a flat member or face, either uniform or broken by triglyphs, and often enriched with figures and other ornaments of sculpture.
  2. Any sculptured or richly ornamented band in a building or, by extension, in rich pieces of furniture. See Illust. of Column.
  3. A kind of coarse woolen cloth or stuff with a shaggy or tufted (friezed) nap on one side.
verbto frieze
  1. To make a nap on (cloth); to friz. See Friz, v. t., 2.
full Tweet Definition of full Like Definition of full on Facebook
verb
  1. To make cloth denser and firmer by soaking, beating and pressing, to waulk, walk
adjective
  1. Containing the maximum possible amount of that which can fit in the space available.
The jugs were to the point of overflowing.
  1. Complete; with nothing omitted.
Our book gives treatment to the subject of angling.
  1. Total, entire.
She had tattoos the length of her arms.
He was prosecuted to the extent of the law.
  1. (informal) satisfied, especially in relation to eating.
"I'm ", he said, pushing back from the table.
  1. Of a garment, of a size that is ample, wide, or having ample folds or pleats to be comfortable.
She needed her clothing during her pregnancy.
  1. Having depth and body; rich.
Fuller Tweet Definition of Fuller Like Definition of Fuller on Facebook
proper noun (surname=yes)
  1. An English surname derived from the name of a person who fulls cloth.
fustian Tweet Definition of fustian Like Definition of fustian on Facebook
noun
  1. Pompous, inflated or pretentious writing or speech, used since at least the time of :wikipedia:Shakespeare, Shakespeare. For this shift of meaning, compare bombast.
  2. A kind of coarse twilled cotton or cotton and linen stuff, including corduroy, velveteen, etc.
fustic Tweet Definition of fustic Like Definition of fustic on Facebook
noun
  1. A tropical American tree, Chlorophora tinctoria or Maclura tinctoria, whose wood produces a yellow dye. Also called old fustic or fustoc.
  2. A European tree, Cotinus coggyria or Rhus cotinus, whose wood produces an orange dye. Also called young fustic or fustet.
  3. The wood of these trees.
  4. A yellow dye obtained from the wood of these trees.

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