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textile

[teks-tahyl, -til] /ˈtɛks taɪl, -tɪl/
noun
1.
any cloth or goods produced by weaving, knitting, or felting.
2.
a material, as a fiber or yarn, used in or suitable for weaving:
Glass can be used as a textile.
adjective
3.
woven or capable of being woven:
textile fabrics.
4.
of or pertaining to weaving.
5.
of or pertaining to textiles or the production of textiles:
the textile industry.
Origin
1520-1530
1520-30; < Latin textilis woven, textile (noun use of neuter) woven fabric, equivalent to text(us), past participle of texere to weave + -ilis, -ile -ile
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  • Includes case studies of trade in textiles, pharmaceuticals, and financial services.
  • On the other hand the settled folk had their textiles and their pottery and made many desirable things.
  • It's part of the human imagination woven into textiles which are representations of life.
  • Exports of metals, textiles and farm produce have slumped.
  • Two other big local industries, textiles and tobacco, are equally sickly.
  • Exports of agriculture, textiles, manufacturing and other goods have also expanded.
  • He is credited with innovations in textiles and artillery alike.
  • Elsewhere, he sees tents and marquees using new textiles that stay equally spotless with no intervention from a human cleaner.
  • Visit the ski store for the latest technology in textiles.
  • Displays of textiles, clothing and scale replicas of historical trains are also available.
British Dictionary definitions for textiles

textile

/ˈtɛkstaɪl/
noun
1.
any fabric or cloth, esp woven
2.
raw material suitable to be made into cloth; fibre or yarn
3.
a non-nudist, as described by nudists; one who wears clothes
adjective
4.
of or relating to fabrics or the making of fabrics
Word Origin
C17: from Latin textilis woven, from texere to weave
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Word Origin and History for textiles

textile

n.

1620s, from Latin textilis "woven, fabric, cloth," noun use of textilis "woven," from texere "to weave," from PIE root *tek- "to make" (see texture).

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