cloth

[ klawth, kloth ]
/ klɔθ, klɒθ /

noun, plural cloths [klawth z, kloth z, klawths, kloths] /klɔðz, klɒðz, klɔθs, klɒθs/.

adjective

of or made of cloth: She wore a cloth coat trimmed with fur.

Origin of cloth

before 900; Middle English cloth, clath cloth, garment, Old English clāth; cognate with Dutch kleed, German Kleid

Related forms

cloth·like, adjectiveun·der·cloth, noun

Can be confused

cloth clothe clothes
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British Dictionary definitions for cloth

cloth

/ (klɒθ) /

noun plural cloths (klɒθs, klɒðz)

Word Origin for cloth

Old English clāth; related to Old Frisian klēth, Middle High German kleit cloth, clothing
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Idioms and Phrases with cloth

cloth


see out of whole cloth; sackcloth and ashes.

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