Cloths



[klawth, kloth] /klɔθ, klɒθ/

noun, plural cloths
[klawth z, kloth z, klawths, kloths] /klɔðz, klɒðz, klɔθs, klɒθs/ (Show IPA)
1.
a fabric formed by weaving, felting, etc., from wool, hair, silk, flax, cotton, or other fiber, used for garments, upholstery, and many other items.
2.
a piece of such a fabric for a particular purpose:
an altar cloth.
3.
the particular attire of any profession, especially that of the clergy.
Compare .
4.
the cloth, the clergy:
men of the cloth.
5.
Nautical.

6.
Obsolete. a garment; clothing.
adjective
7.
of or made of cloth:
She wore a cloth coat trimmed with fur.
8.
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/klɒθ/
noun (pl) cloths (klɒθs; klɒðz)
1.

2.
a piece of such fabric used for a particular purpose, as for a dishcloth
3.
the cloth

4.
(obsolete) clothing
5.
(nautical) any of the panels of a sail
6.
(mainly Brit) a piece of coloured fabric, used on the stage as scenery
7.
(W African) a garment in a traditional non-European style
n.

Old English claþ “a cloth, sail, cloth covering, woven or felted material to wrap around one,” hence, also, “garment,” from Proto-Germanic *kalithaz (cf. Old Frisian klath “cloth,” Middle Dutch cleet, Dutch kleed “garment, dress,” Middle High German kleit, German Kleid “garment”), of obscure origin. As an adjective from 1590s. The cloth “the clerical profession” is from 17c. in reference to characteristic dress.
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