Materials vs Cloth - What's the difference?

materials | cloth |


As nouns the difference between materials and cloth

is that materials is while cloth is (uncountable) a woven fabric such as used in dressing, decorating, cleaning or other practical use.

materials

English

Noun

(head)
  • Derived terms

    * materials engineering * materials physics * materials science * resistant materials

    Anagrams

    * ----

    cloth

    English

    Alternative forms

    * (l) (obsolete) * (l), (l), (l) (Scotland)

    Noun

    (en-noun)
  • (uncountable) A woven fabric such as used in dressing, decorating, cleaning or other practical use.
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  • A piece of cloth used for a particular purpose.
  • A form of attire that represents a particular profession.
  • (in idioms) Priesthood, clergy.
  • Synonyms

    * (woven fabric) material, stuff * See also

    Derived terms

    (terms derived from "cloth") * cheesecloth * cut from the same cloth * dishcloth * facecloth * horsecloth * loincloth * man of the cloth * sackcloth * tablecloth * take the cloth * washcloth * whole cloth, from whole cloth, out of whole cloth * wire cloth