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cloth

EN[klɔθ] [klɑθ] [klɒθ] [-ɒθ]
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    Definition of cloth in English Dictionary

  • 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
            • Covered with cloth of gold tissued upon blue. — Francis Bacon.
            • I give my old clothes to charity when I've grown out of them.
            • In poor families, solid cloths are passed down from elder children to kid siblings, who must wear them out or if they outgrow them pass them down to still younger relatives
          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
            • The silence of our meal was alone broken by the dull clattering of knives and forks, and the tinkling of the bell to summon the brisk waiter to bring wine and draw the cloth.
            • Saint Cyprian, Bishop of Carthage, finally wrote a letter in 249 A.D. attempting to "blow the whistle" on the cohabitation of the agapetae with men of the cloth.
            • 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.
        • Part-of-Speech Hierarchy
          1. Nouns
            • Countable nouns
              • Singularia tantum
                • Uncountable nouns
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            Source: Wiktionary
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            Meaning of cloth for the defined word.

            Grammatically, this word "cloth" is a noun, more specifically, a countable noun and a singularia tantum.
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