What does the word fabric mean?

Usage examples for fabric

  1. From childhood we see this image defining itself on the fabric of his dreams; and but for express historical testimony, we might fancy that this was but his ideal lady, embodied and beheld at last. – A Wanderer in Paris by E. V. Lucas
  2. A very priceless fringe to a very worthless fabric! – Father Stafford by Anthony Hope
  3. The fabric of civilization is threatened. – The Debs Decision by Scott Nearing