textile Definition

  • 1a type of cloth or woven fabric
  • 2the branch of industry involved in the manufacture of textiles

Using textile: Examples

Take a moment to familiarize yourself with how "textile" can be used in various situations through the following examples!

  • Example

    The textile industry is a major employer in this region.

  • Example

    The museum has a collection of antique textiles from around the world.

  • Example

    The dress was made from a beautiful, lightweight textile.

textile Synonyms and Antonyms

Synonyms for textile

Phrases with textile

  • a factory that produces textiles


    My grandfather worked in a textile mill for over 40 years.

  • a person who designs patterns and fabrics for the textile industry


    She studied textile design in college and now works for a major fashion company.

  • artwork created using textiles, such as weaving, embroidery, or quilting


    The museum has an exhibit of contemporary textile art.

Origins of textile

from Latin 'texere', meaning 'to weave'


Summary: textile in Brief

The term 'textile' [ˈtɛkstaɪl] refers to cloth or woven fabric, and the industry involved in its manufacture. It encompasses a wide range of materials and products, from clothing to home furnishings, exemplified by 'The dress was made from a beautiful, lightweight textile.' 'Textile' extends into phrases like 'textile mill,' and professions like 'textile designer,' denoting those who create and work with textiles.

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