1 [C, U] type of cloth, esp one that is woven 织物
*woollen, silk, cotton, etc fabrics 毛、丝、棉等的织物.
2 [sing] the ~ (of sth)
(a) walls, floors and roof (of a building, etc) （建筑物等的）墙、地板和屋顶
*The entire fabric of the church needs renovation. 这座教堂的全部结构需要维修翻新.
(b) (fig 比喻) structure (of sth) （某事物的）结构
*the fabric of society 社会的结构.
1400-1500; Language: Old French;Origin:
fabrique, from Latin
fabrica 'thing made, place where things are made'
] [U and C]
cloth used for making clothes, curtains etc
= material our new range of fabrics and wallpaperscotton/silk/synthetic etc fabric printed cotton fabric [singular]
the fabric of a society is its basic structure, way of life, relationships, and traditionsfabric of Drug abuse poses a major threat to the fabric of our society . The country's social fabric is disintegrating.the fabric of sth
the fabric of a building is its basic structure, including walls and the roof the need to preserve the fabric of the church
1. The coat is made of a serviceable fabric. 这件外套是用一种耐用的织物做的。
2. The coat is made of a serviceable fabric. 这件外套是用一种耐用的织物做的。
3. "Your husband told me to bring this to you, Mrs.Baroda," he said, handing her a length of sheer white fabric with which she sometimes covered her head and shoulders. "您丈夫要我把这个带给您，巴罗达太太，"说着，他递上一块白色纱巾，这是她有时用来做披肩的。
4. "They're seated cross-legged on a rug, dressed in loose white cotton shirts and large black trousers, with fabric around their waists that has been dyed bright red. "他们盘着腿坐在小地毯上，身着宽松的白色棉布衬衫和肥大的黑裤，腰系染成鲜红色的布带。