A fabric made of fibrous material (or sometimes of wire, as in wire cloth); commonly, a woven fabric of cotton, woolen, or linen, adapted to be made into garments; specifically, woolen fabrics, as distinguished from all others.
The dress; raiment. [Obs.] See Clothes.
The distinctive dress of any profession, especially of the clergy; hence, the clerical profession.
Today, most women are surrounded by ingenious gadgets. They don't grow the peas or raise the chicken that they serve for dinner; instead they hunt and gather in the grocery store. They go through catalogs or department stores to buy clothes instead of shearing sheep, carding wool, and weaving cloth for skirts and coats and blankets. Helen Fisher
You don't want to be that parent - the one who dresses his kid in a cloth sack when all the other kids are in Armani cloth sacks - especially in a time like ours, when materialism is not only rampant and ascendant but is fast becoming the only game in town. George Saunders
cloth in Dutch is laken
cloth in Finnish is kangas, liina
cloth in German is Tuch
cloth in Hungarian is ruhaanyag
cloth in Italian is stoffa, stoffa, ordito, vestire
cloth in Latin is tela
cloth in Portuguese is pano
cloth in Spanish is pa o, tejido, revestir
cloth in Swedish is duk, tyg
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