- 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.
Origin of cloth
OTHER WORDS FROM clothclothlike, adjectiveun·der·cloth, noun
How to use cloth in a sentence
Mini Boden Large Muslin Swaddling Cloths, $40 at Nordstrom 8.The Daily Beast's 2013 Ultimate Holiday Gift Guide|The Daily Beast|November 27, 2013|DAILY BEAST
We set to our task with a deliberate gentleness, dabbing with cloths, cotton, swabs.Inside a Home Funeral|Melissa Roberts Weidman|February 5, 2013|DAILY BEAST
Dish cloths are rough enough to scrub your cutting board well.The Dirty Truth About Cutting Boards|Chad Ward|September 1, 2009|DAILY BEAST
The women had on long dresses made of orange, black, and green African Kente cloths with matching headdresses.Red, White, and Muslim|Asma Gull Hasan|February 26, 2009|DAILY BEAST
I can recommend strollers, changing tables, potties, burp cloths.When Did "Married Without Children" Become Gauche?|Rachel Shukert|November 15, 2008|DAILY BEAST
The Malays wore long cloths wound round their bodies, with one end hanging over their shoulder.A Woman's Journey Round the World|Ida Pfeiffer
Then she wet cloths in the cool water of the brook and laid them across her little sister's hot forehead.
Jess agreed, and together the two older children kept changing the cool cloths on Violet's aching head.
The table-cloths and napkins were of cotton diaper, and there was a good deal of plate used, but not displayed.Journal of a Voyage to Brazil|Maria Graham
He gone my brother Tom comes, with whom I made even with my father and the two drapers for the cloths I sent to sea lately.Diary of Samuel Pepys, Complete|Samuel Pepys
British Dictionary definitions for cloth
- 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
Other Idioms and Phrases with cloth
see out of whole cloth; sackcloth and ashes.