WordReference Random House Learner's Dictionary of American English © 2015
fab•ric /ˈfæbrɪk/USA pronunciation   n. 
  1. Textiles[countable] a cloth made by weaving or knitting threads or fibers.
  2. framework;
    makeup[uncountable]the fabric of family life.

WordReference Random House Unabridged Dictionary of American English © 2015
fab•ric  (fabrik), 
  1. Textilesa cloth made by weaving, knitting, or felting fibers:woolen fabrics.
  2. Textilesthe texture of the woven, knitted, or felted material:cloth of a soft, pliant fabric.
  3. framework; structure:the fabric of society.
  4. a building;
  5. the method of construction.
  6. the act of constructing, esp. of a church building.
  7. the maintenance of such a building.
  8. Rocks[Petrog.]the spatial arrangement and orientation of the constituents of a rock.
  • Latin fabrica craft, esp. metalworking or building, workshop. See forge1
  • Middle French fabrique)
  • ( 1475–85

Collins Concise English Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers::

fabric /ˈfæbrɪk/ n
  1. any cloth made from yarn or fibres by weaving, knitting, felting, etc
  2. the texture of a cloth
  3. a structure or framework: the fabric of society
  4. a style or method of construction
  5. rare a building
Etymology: 15th Century: from Latin fabrica workshop, from faber craftsman

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