(Latin) fabrica fabric, workshop: confer (French) fabrique fabric. See Forge.
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, either vegetable or animal; manufactured cloth; as, silks or other fabrics.3. The act of constructing; construction. [Rare] Tithe was received by the bishop,... for the fabricof 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.
imperfect & past participle Fabricked; present participle & verbal noun Fabricking.
To frame; to built; to construct. (obsolete) "Fabric their mansions." J. Philips.
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From French fabrique, from Latin fabrica (“a workshop, art, trade, product of art, structure, fabric”), from faber (“artisan, workman”).
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fabric (countable and uncountable, plural fabrics) (archaic) structure, building Milton Anon out of the earth a fabric huge / Rose like an exhalation. (archaic) The act of constructing; construction; fabrication. Milman Tithe was received by the bishop for the fabric of the churches for the poor. (archaic) The structure of anything; the manner in which the parts of a thing are united; workmanship; texture; make. cloth of a beautiful fabric The framework underlying a structure the fabric of our lives the fabric of the universe A material made of fibers, a textile or cloth. cotton fabric (petrology) The appearance of crystalline grains in a rock (computing) Interconnected nodes that look like a textile 'fabric' when viewed collectively from a distance The internet is a fabric of computers connected by routers
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