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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 of textile
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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  • Lowell as a textile center has long been surpassed by other cities.

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  • And the textile industry is well represented, as is brewing and distilling.

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  • On the afternoon of the following day we visited the textile museum.

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  • Thus is shown how important for Mexico is her textile industry.

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  • This, however, was not felt as a want, at least not to the extent of inspiring a textile.

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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