material made by weaving or knitting cotton, wool, silk, etc.
bandages made from strips of cloth
the cloth industry/trade
a cloth bag
often in compounds
a piece of cloth , often used for a special purpose, especially cleaning things or covering a table
Wipe the surface with a damp cloth.
used to refer to Christian priests as a group
a man of the cloth
to do only what you have enough money to do and no more
These are all words for woven or knitted cotton, silk, wool, etc., used for making things such as clothes and curtains, and for covering furniture.
fabric used for making clothes, curtains, etc.
‘What material is this dress made of?’ ‘Cotton.’
woven or knitted cotton, silk, wool, etc., used for making things such as clothes and curtains, and for covering furniture
Fabric is often fairly strong material, and is often used when talking about covering furniture or making curtains.
fabric made by weaving or knitting cotton, wool, silk, etc.
His bandages had been made from strips of cloth.
cloth or material?
Cloth is often fairly light material, especially in a form that has not been printed, treated, or prepared for use in any way. Cloth is frequently used in talking about buying and selling woven material. Material is a more general word than fabric or cloth as it has the related meaning of ‘a substance that things can be made from’. It is not used when it might not be clear which type of material is meant.
any type of fabric made by weaving or knitting
He owns a factory producing a range of textiles.
the textile industry
Textile is used mostly when talking about the business of making woven materials. The industry of making textiles is called textiles .
He got a job in textiles.