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cloth meaning

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  • NounPLclothsPLclothes
    1. NU A woven fabric such as used in dressing, decorating, cleaning or other practical use.
      1. “H'm !” he said, “so, so—it is a tragedy in a prologue and three acts. I am going down this afternoon to see the curtain fall for the third time on what [...] will prove a good burlesque ; but it all began dramatically enough. It was last Saturday […] that two boys, playing in the little spinney just outside Wembley Park Station, came across three large parcels done up in American cloth. […]”
    2. A piece of cloth used for a particular purpose.
      1. A form of attire that represents a particular profession.
        1. (in idioms) Priesthood, clergy.
        2. More Examples
          1. Used in the Middle of Sentence
            • He stuffed his clothes into the closet and shut the door.
            • The crowd had to run away from the burning structure with only the clothes on their backs.
            • The wornness of the old man's clothes testified to his poverty.
          2. Used in the Beginning of Sentence
            • cloth that takes dye well ‎; paper that takes ink ‎; the leather that takes a certain kind of polish ‎
          3. Used in the Ending of Sentence
            • As soon as she got home, she pulled off her clothes.
            • After banishing his[sic] immediately to the shower on arrival home (grin), I use a full cup of vinegar (plain cheap white stuff) tossed into the wash to destinkify his clothes.
            • True, he's a little young for full curmudgeonhood, but he's been working tirelessly at it for years, and he takes a gadfly's delight in pointing out that this or that emperor has no clothes.

        Meaning of cloth for the defined word.

        Grammatically, this word "cloth" is a noun, more specifically, a countable noun and a singularia tantum.
        • Part-of-Speech Hierarchy
          1. Nouns
            • Countable nouns
              • Singularia tantum
                • Uncountable nouns
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