1. The structure of anything; the manner in which the parts of a thing are united; workmanship; texture; make; as cloth of a beautiful fabric.
2. That which is fabricated; as: (a) Framework; structure; edifice; building.
Anon out of the earth a fabric huge
Rose like an exhalation. --Milton.
(b) Cloth of any kind that is woven or knit from fibers, whether vegetable, animal, or synthetic; manufactured cloth; as, silks or other fabrics; made of a fabric that is 50% cotton and 50% polyester.
3. The act of constructing; construction. [R.]
Tithe was received by the bishop, . . . for the fabric of the churches for the poor. --Milman.
4. Any system or structure consisting of connected parts; as, the fabric of the universe.
The whole vast fabric of society. --Macaulay.
Fab·ric, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Fabricked p. pr. & vb. n. Fabricking.] To frame; to build; to construct. [Obs.] “Fabric their mansions.”
n 1: artifact made by weaving or felting or knitting or
crocheting natural or synthetic fibers; "the fabric in
the curtains was light and semitraqnsparent"; "woven
cloth originated in Mesopotamia around 5000 BC"; "she
measured off enough material for a dress" [syn: cloth,
2: the underlying structure; "restoring the framework of the
bombed building"; "it is part of the fabric of society"