- 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 textiles
West told the paper he was in Italy to look at textiles and designs for the fashion label for which Kardashian is his muse.Renaissance Wedding Bells for Kim Kardashian and Kanye West?
Barbie Latza Nadeau
May 17, 2014
I wonder if textiles have an easier time crossing cultures than pictures and sculptures do.Ceviche Chow Mein, circa 1650
October 28, 2013
Her giant hangings and textiles are fabulous things, but I'm particularly fond of her "Minimes", such as the two shown here.Woven Idols
May 11, 2012
As it has come down to us “on the borders of pottery and textiles, the meander resembles a maze or labyrinth.”This Week’s Hot Reads: April 9, 2012
Nicholas Mancusi, Malcolm Jones
April 9, 2012
Instead, Washington places tariffs on Pakistani textiles that are three times the rate applied to most countries.Three Ways to Help Pakistan
June 23, 2011
Piece dyeing is the cheapest method of applying color to textiles.Textiles
William H. Dooley
Zurich is the centre of manufactures of textiles and fine machinery.
Ivory, coffee, and gold are shipped to India in exchange for textiles.
Velvet has always and justly been regarded as the most beautiful of textiles.
A knowledge of the various widths of textiles is important in buying.
- 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 textiles
1620s, from Latin textilis "woven, fabric, cloth," noun use of textilis "woven," from texere "to weave," from PIE root *tek- "to make" (see texture).