- any cloth or goods produced by weaving, knitting, or felting.
- a material, as a fiber or yarn, used in or suitable for weaving: Glass can be used as a textile.
- woven or capable of being woven: textile fabrics.
- of or relating to weaving.
- of or relating to textiles or the production of textiles: the textile industry.
Origin of textile
Examples from the Web for textile
After World War I, unions began their losing and lethal battle with textile owners across the South.Glenn Beck Is Now Selling Hipster Clothes. Really.
Ana Marie Cox
December 20, 2014
Vibrant color surfaced in textile and in beading and embroidery.How World Wars Made Females More Androgynous
July 22, 2014
One artistic embrace of the textile comes with a specific political message.Shining a Spotlight on Mexico’s Iconic Textile—the Rebozo
June 16, 2014
Japan had very rich tradition of clothing appreciation for wearing clothes and for textile.Comme Des Garçons, Kenzo, and More Japanese Designers at Paris Fashion Week
March 4, 2014
Our goal is to bring global awareness to a Peruvian textile industry.Put Down That Cashmere. There’s a New Luxury Wool in Town
December 2, 2013
Lowell as a textile center has long been surpassed by other cities.The Age of Invention
And the textile industry is well represented, as is brewing and distilling.
On the afternoon of the following day we visited the textile museum.A Journey Through France in War Time
Joseph G. Butler, Jr.
Thus is shown how important for Mexico is her textile industry.
This, however, was not felt as a want, at least not to the extent of inspiring a textile.The Development of Embroidery in America
- any fabric or cloth, esp woven
- raw material suitable to be made into cloth; fibre or yarn
- a non-nudist, as described by nudists; one who wears clothes
- of or relating to fabrics or the making of fabrics
Word Origin and History for textile
1620s, from Latin textilis "woven, fabric, cloth," noun use of textilis "woven," from texere "to weave," from PIE root *tek- "to make" (see texture).