• WordNet 3.6
    • v fabricate make up something artificial or untrue
    • v fabricate put together out of artificial or natural components or parts; He manufactured a popular cereal" "the company fabricates plastic chairs","They manufacture small toys"
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: Researchers have developed odourless socks. The sock fabric is made by attaching molecules that contain chlorine called halamines to textile fibers
    • Fabricate To form by art and labor; to manufacture; to produce; as, to fabricate woolens.
    • Fabricate To form into a whole by uniting its parts; to frame; to construct; to build; as, to fabricate a bridge or ship.
    • Fabricate To invent and form; to forge; to devise falsely; as, to fabricate a lie or story. "Our books were not fabricated with an accomodation to prevailing usages."
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: The word "Denim" comes from the French phrase "serge de Nimes" which is a fabric made in a town located in southern France
    • fabricate To frame; build; construct; form into a whole by joining the parts; form by art and labor; manufacture; make; produce: as, to fabricate a bridge or a ship; to fabricate woolens.
    • fabricate To invent or contrive; devise falsely; concoct; forge: as, to fabricate a lie or a story; to fabricate a report.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: The kilt was invented by a English gentleman who came to Scotland to open a factory because he got tired of his Scottish workers showing up in a long tunic with a belt (they couldn't afford pants). Rather than raise wages so they could afford pants he invented the kilt which is just a lot of fabric and they could afford that. The kilt did not become a symbol of clan pride until the English banned the kilt in Scotland. Then it became part of national pride to wear the newly invented clan plaids.
    • v.t Fabricate fab′ri-kāt to put together by art and labour: to manufacture: to produce: to devise falsely
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  • Walter Benjamin
    “Counsel woven into the fabric of real life is wisdom.”
  • Rebecca West
    “Most works of art, like most wines, ought to be consumed in the district of their fabrication.”
  • Simone Weil
    “Attachment is the great fabricator of illusions; reality can be attained only by someone who is detached.”
  • Joseph Chilton Pearce
    Joseph Chilton Pearce
    “We live in a web of ideas, a fabric of our own making.”
  • Lord Byron
    “But I hate things all fiction... there should always be some foundation of fact for the most airy fabric -- and pure invention is but the talent of a liar.”
  • Daniel J. Boorstin
    “What preoccupies us, then, is not God as a fact of nature, but as a fabrication useful for a God-fearing society. God himself becomes not a power but an image.”


Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
L. fabricatus, p. p. of fabricari, fabricare, to frame, build, forge, fr. fabrica,. See Fabric Farge
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
L. fabricāri, -ātusfabrica, fabric.


In literature:

On his head is a wool hat of the cheap fabric supplied by the Penitentiaries of the Southern States, chiefly for negro wear.
"The Death Shot" by Mayne Reid
A Complete Manual of the Art of Carding Textile Fabrics.
"Mechanical Drawing Self-Taught" by Joshua Rose
She sells far more than sixty million pounds' worth of manufactured goods, and two-thirds of these goods are fabrics.
"The Conquest of Bread" by Peter Kropotkin
Before Petrarch's time the entire mental fabric of Greece and Rome for us was steeped in myth, fable and superstition.
"Little Journeys to the Homes of the Great, Vol. 13" by Elbert Hubbard
Bury Palliser, recently published in London, is worthy of the exquisite fabric of which it treats.
"The Atlantic Monthly, Volume 18, No. 107, September, 1866" by Various
These cloths are chiefly used in the plain fabric, which is known as "vellum," and in the "T," "S," and "H" patterns.
"The Building of a Book" by Various
In order to test two fabrics to see which is the better, it is necessary to rub the fabric or yarn on white unstarched cotton fabric.
"Textiles" by William H. Dooley
They took Baird through the ship's entire fabric.
"The Aliens" by Murray Leinster
What they want, you should make that fabricator spit out nice parts, see?
"Alarm Clock" by Everett B. Cole
It's the last foundation that the whole social fabric rests on.
"Still Jim" by Honoré Willsie Morrow

In poetry:

She has not yet been born:
she is music and word,
and therefore the untorn,
fabric of what is stirred.
"Silentium" by Osip Emilevich Mandelstam
But o'er his brow a shadow crept,
And on the fabric lay;
The shuttle faltered as it swept
Along its darkened way.
"The Weaver" by Emily Chubbuck Judson
Doubtless the fabric that was built
For this so great a king,
Must needs surprise thee, if thou wilt
But duly mind the thing.
"Of Heaven" by John Bunyan
He turned his aching eye to heaven,
And wearily wove on,
Till life's last faltering cast was given,
The fabric strange was done.
"The Weaver" by Emily Chubbuck Judson
The coils of fabric twist and slide
Like water-snakes, and nimbly roll,
As if the dripping garments hide
Beguiling serpents in their folds.
"Eve" by Boris Pasternak
A voice has flown From Britain's throne
To re-inflame a grand design:
That voice shall rear Yon fabric fair,
As Nature's rose at the Divine.
"Ocean: An Ode. Concluding With A Wish." by Edward Young

In news:

Capel Rugs and internationally renowned fabric designer Kevin O'Brien have announced a new partnership to create a line of fashion-forward area rugs.
The two-legged 14-foot tall tower has the brick work, donated by AAA Developers, complete, but fabrication of the curved metal top had hit a snag.
Elt is one of the most versatile art and craft fabrics.
CML USA names new manufacturer's rep. Tube and Pipe Fabrication News.
More cultural colours in Canadian fabric.
New Practice for Sampling of Fabricated and Cast Aluminum Product for Compositional Analysis.
There was a white fluffy stuffed dog, a colorful fabric turtle, her big soft bunny and eight other stuffed animals in my daughter's bed.
09 May 2009 Posts: 28 Location: Salem, CT. Magic Sound Fabric.
Automation, consultation help plate fabricator meet demand for wind tower masts.
"On July 1, 2009, B&A contacted the offices of two of three Members of Congress who received fabricated letters," Ross wrote.
Stephen Glass lay low after New Republic Editor Charles Lane busted him in 1998 for fabricating hundreds of facts, quotations, individuals, and events in dozens of stories.
We pop into Crate + Barrel almost every weekend to check out their vast selection of Marimekko fabrics.
Fabric coral reef to take shape at Fryeburg Fair.
Najee sports the perfect fabric mix for this mixed weather.
The students learned only math and reading for most of the school year, while teachers were pressured to fabricate grades for.

In science:

Fig. 2 : Phase diagram of the SDD fabrication procedure, as described in text; note the hysteresis in the sol-gel transition.
A CF3I-based SDD Prototype for Spin-independent Dark Matter Searches
This fabrication method has been established and allowed us to produce 3 panels per day.
A GEM TPC End-Panel Pre-Prototype
We have constructed and tested a preprototype of the GEM TPC end panels to verify basic design philosophy and some of engineering details including fabrication methods for the large prototype of the real ILC TPC.
A GEM TPC End-Panel Pre-Prototype
For the ALMA Project the partners decided early to obtain two prototype antennas from different design and fabrication groups to increase the chance of achieving the desired performance.
Study of the Dynamics of Large Reflector Antennas with Accelerometers
Random walks are used to spot the structural details of urban fabric.
Exploring Urban Environments By Random Walks