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cloth

 
 
pronunciation:
klawth
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part of speech: noun
definition 1: material woven of spun threads of cotton, wool, nylon, or the like; fabric.
The hotel bed sheets are made of very fine, soft cloth.We use the cloth napkins instead of paper napkins when we have guests.
 
synonyms:
fabric, material, textile
similar words:
canvas, coating, dry goods, muslin, piece goods, rag, sailcloth, tissue, yard goods
definition 2: a piece of such material, as used for a specified purpose.
I used a clean dust cloth for the living room.That's a pretty cloth you have on the table.
 
synonyms:
rag
similar words:
swatch
definition 3: the profession of the clergy (prec. by "the").
I didn't know that your brother had become a man of the cloth.
synonyms:
clergy, priesthood, pulpit
similar words:
holy orders, ministry
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Word Builder: kinds of cloths
  • tablecloth:
    a large cloth that covers a table.
  • washcloth:
    a small piece of cloth that you wash with.
  • dustcloth:
    a small piece of cloth that you wipe things with to remove dust.
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