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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 relating to weaving.
5.
of or relating 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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Examples from the web for textile
  • Intentional lumps and unevenness and tangled textile fibers give the fabric a heathered look with lots of texture.
  • US textile manufacturers are exploring an innovative way of making clothing, furniture upholstery, and other products from corn.
  • Many were highly skilled machine operators in the textile industry.
  • textile and paint manufacturers are looking for eco-friendly ways to create brilliant colors.
  • Instead, use a special washing product sold by textile restorers or museum suppliers.
  • Widely renowned, highly respected and well loved by all in the textile industry.
  • It is home to an annual fiddlers' convention and, less happily, a huddle of textile and furniture factories.
  • Those machine-smashing textile workers were reacting to immediate threats, such as losing their jobs.
  • Can be easily thwarted by a well-thrown textile or shoe.
  • Fashion will go wired as technologies and tastes converge to revolutionize the textile industry.
British Dictionary definitions for textile

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 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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