- a cloth made by weaving, knitting, or felting fibers: woolen fabrics.
- the texture of the woven, knitted, or felted material: cloth of a soft, pliant fabric.
- framework; structure: the fabric of society.
- a building; edifice.
- the method of construction.
- the act of constructing, especially of a church building.
- the maintenance of such a building.
- Petrography. the spatial arrangement and orientation of the constituents of a rock.
- any cloth made from yarn or fibres by weaving, knitting, felting, etc
- the texture of a cloth
- a structure or frameworkthe fabric of society
- a style or method of construction
- rare a building
- the texture, arrangement, and orientation of the constituents of a rock
late 15c., “building, thing made,” from Middle French fabrique (14c.), from Latin fabrica “workshop,” also “an art, trade; a skillful production, structure, fabric,” from faber “artisan who works in hard materials,” from PIE *dhabh- “to fit together.” Sense in English evolved via “manufactured material” (1753) to “textile” (1791).