Wool vs Fabric - What's the difference?

wool | fabric |

As a proper noun wool

is a village in dorset, england.

As a noun fabric is

(archaic) structure, building.

Other Comparisons: What's the difference?




  • The hair of the sheep, llama and some other ruminants.
  • * 2006 , Nigel Guy Wilson, Ancient Greece , page 692
  • The sheep were caught and plucked, because shears had not yet been invented to cut the wool from the sheep's back.
  • A cloth or yarn made from the wool of sheep.
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  • Anything with a texture like that of wool.
  • * 1975 , Anthony Julian Huxley, Plant and Planet , page 223
  • The groundsels have leaves covered in wool for insulation
  • A fine fiber obtained from the leaves of certain trees, such as firs and pines.
  • (obsolete) Short, thick hair, especially when crisped or curled.
  • * Shakespeare
  • wool of bat and tongue of dog
  • (British, NZ) yarn (including that which is made from synthetic fibers.)
  • Coordinate terms

    * (hair of sheep) goathair, horsehair, qiviut


    * (cloth or yarn) felt, tweed, worsted

    Derived terms

    * andalusian wool * breech wool * burry wool * cotton wool * dead pulled wool * dyed in the wool * fleece wool * glass wool * ice wool * mineral wool * much cry and little wool * pull the wool over somebody's eyes * rag wool * scoured wool * seed wool * Shetland wool * shorn wool * steel wool * thibet wool * virgin wool * warm as wool * waste of wool * wire wool * wool grease * wool oil * woolgathering * woollen, woolly * woolly, wooly

    See also

    * (wikipedia "wool")



    Alternative forms

    * fabrick (obsolete)


    (wikipedia fabric)
  • (archaic) structure, building
  • * Milton
  • Anon out of the earth a fabric huge / Rose like an exhalation.
  • (archaic) The act of constructing; construction; fabrication.
  • * Milman
  • Tithe was received by the bishop for the fabric of the churches for the poor.
  • (archaic) The structure of anything; the manner in which the parts of a thing are united; workmanship; texture; make.
  • cloth of a beautiful fabric
  • The framework underlying a structure
  • the fabric of our lives
    the fabric of the universe
  • A material made of fibers, a textile or cloth.
  • cotton fabric
  • (petrology) The appearance of crystalline grains in a rock
  • (computing) Interconnected nodes that look like a textile 'fabric' when viewed collectively from a distance
  • The internet is a fabric of computers connected by routers


    * See also

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