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  ( cloths    plural  )
1       n-mass   Cloth is fabric which is made by weaving or knitting a substance such as cotton, wool, silk, or nylon. Cloth is used especially for making clothes.   (=fabric, material)  
She began cleaning the wound with a piece of cloth.     
2       n-count   A cloth is a piece of cloth which you use for a particular purpose, such as cleaning something or covering something.  
Clean the surface with a damp cloth., ...a tray covered with a cloth.     
3       n-sing   The cloth is sometimes used to refer to Christian priests and ministers.  
the N  
...a man of the cloth.     

cloth cap        ( cloth caps    plural  ) A cloth cap is a soft flat cap with a stiff, curved part at the front called a peak. Cloth caps are usually worn by men.      n-count  
tea cloth        ( tea cloths    plural  ) , tea-cloth   A tea cloth is the same as a tea towel.  
  (BRIT)      n-count  
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dry goods, fabric, material, stuff, textiles  

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