Meaning of “cloth” in the English Dictionary

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"cloth" in British English

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uk /klɒθ/ us /klɑːθ/

B2 [ U ] (a type of) woven material:

a piece/length of cloth

B2 [ C ] a small piece of material, used in cleaning to remove dirt, dust, or liquid:

a cleaning cloth

More examples

  • Lay the cloth flat across the table.
  • There's milk on the floor over there - could you get a cloth and mop it up?
  • The coarseness of the cloth irritated her skin.
  • When you've pinned the pattern onto the cloth, you can start cutting out all the pieces.
  • It's the fineness of the thread that makes the cloth so soft.

(Definition of “cloth” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"cloth" in American English

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clothnoun [ C/U ]

us /klɔθ/

material made by weaving cotton, wool, or other fibers, or a piece of such material:

[ U ] cloth napkins
[ U ] a cloth coat
[ C ] He used a damp cloth to clean the windshield.

(Definition of “cloth” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)