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  3  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Fabric  \Fab"ric\,  n.  [L.  fabrica  fabric,  workshop:  cf  F. 
  fabrique  fabric.  See  {Forge}.] 
  1.  The  structure  of  anything  the  manner  in  which  the  parts 
  of  a  thing  are  united;  workmanship;  texture;  make  as 
  cloth  of  a  beautiful  fabric. 
 
  2.  That  which  is  fabricated;  as: 
  a  Framework;  structure;  edifice;  building. 
 
  Anon  out  of  the  earth  a  fabric  huge  Rose  like  an 
  exhalation.  --Milton. 
  b  Cloth  of  any  kind  that  is  woven  or  knit  from  fibers, 
  either  vegetable  or  animal;  manufactured  cloth;  as 
  silks  or  other  fabrics. 
 
  3.  The  act  of  constructing;  construction.  [R.] 
 
  Tithe  was  received  by  the  bishop,  .  .  .  for  the 
  fabric  of  the  churches  for  the  poor.  --Milman. 
 
  4.  Any  system  or  structure  consisting  of  connected  parts  as 
  the  fabric  of  the  universe. 
 
  The  whole  vast  fabric  of  society.  --Macaulay. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Fabric  \Fab"ric\,  v.  t.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Fabricked};  p.  pr  &  vb 
  n.  {Fabricking}.] 
  To  frame;  to  build;  to  construct.  [Obs.]  ``Fabric  their 
  mansions.''  --J.  Philips. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  fabric 
  n  1:  something  made  by  weaving  or  felting  or  knitting  or 
  crocheting  natural  or  synthetic  fibers  [syn:  {cloth},  {material}, 
  {textile}] 
  2:  the  underlying  structure;  "restoring  the  framework  of  the 
  bombed  building";  "it  is  part  of  the  fabric  of  society" 
  [syn:  {framework}] 




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