noun, plural cloths [klawthz, klothz, klawths, kloths]. /klɔðz, klɒðz, klɔθs, klɒθs/.
- one of the lengths of canvas or duck of standard width sewn side by side to form a sail, awning, or tarpaulin.
- any of various pieces of canvas or duck for reinforcing certain areas of a sail.
- a number of sails taken as a whole.
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Origin of cloth
OTHER WORDS FROM clothclothlike, adjectiveun·der·cloth, noun
Words nearby cloth
Example sentences from the Web for cloth
When you wear a mask – even a cloth mask – you typically are exposed to a lower dose of the coronavirus than if you didn’t.Cloth Masks Do Protect The Wearer – Breathing In Less Coronavirus Means You Get Less Sick|LGBTQ-Editor|August 20, 2020|No Straight News
Surgical masks are not as protective as N95s, but they do shield the wearer from droplets and fluids better than the now ubiquitous cloth masks—3% to 25% better, depending on the study.
Although all trainees and staff were required to wear cloth masks, campers were not.Coronavirus outbreak at camp infected more than 200 kids and staff|Erin Garcia de Jesus|August 4, 2020|Science News For Students
Many cloth masks you can buy today are made of simple cotton, but the World Health Organization recommends that non-medical fabric masks have three layers of fabric, each made of a different material to serve a different protective role.The WHO’s guide to making more effective reusable masks|Katherine Ellen Foley|July 18, 2020|Quartz
In addition to paper, kirigami can reshape sheets of wood, cloth or metal.
Paper and cloth are cheap, what people are paying for is the story.Glenn Beck Is Now Selling Hipster Clothes. Really.|Ana Marie Cox|December 20, 2014|DAILY BEAST
No piece of cloth throughout history has sparked more controversy as the veil.Saudi Activist Manal Al-Sharif on Why She Removed the Veil|Manal Al Sharif, Advancing Human Rights|October 30, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Novelty aside, the real question is whether these avowedly chaste men of the cloth are listening.The Vatican's Same-Sex Synod: The Bishops Hear About Reality. Do They Listen?|Barbie Latza Nadeau|October 12, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Instead, Ernst is seen as a “likable, relatable person” who is cut “from the cloth of small-town Iowa.”The Bruce Braley-Joni Ernst Race Is Iowa’s Ugliest Senate Campaign Ever|Ben Jacobs|July 22, 2014|DAILY BEAST
My nostrils have smelt the horrors of the (cloth) diaper pail.
The cloth is to be next washed in the river; and lastly with water only, in the fulling mill.A Dictionary of Arts, Manufactures and Mines|Andrew Ure
She whisked off with her cloth to the screen, deposited it, reappeared.A Sheaf of Corn|Mary E. Mann
Having lost the old Gospel, the men of the cloth became eager exponents of the “social gospel” of that day.Hymns and Hymnwriters of Denmark|Jens Christian Aaberg
But meteor detectors are built to look for solid chunks of metal and rock—not thin, porous bits of cloth.Hanging by a Thread|Gordon Randall Garrett
Two pails of water flanked this rack, in each of which had been thrust a slotted hickory "wiper" threaded with a square of cloth.The Adventures of Bobby Orde|Stewart Edward White
British Dictionary definitions for cloth
noun plural cloths (klɒθs, klɒðz)
- a fabric formed by weaving, felting or knitting wool, cotton, etc
- (as modifier)a cloth bag
- the clothes worn by a clergyman
- the clergy
Word Origin for cloth
Idioms and Phrases with cloth
see out of whole cloth; sackcloth and ashes.