(Fa"ble), v. t. To feign; to invent; to devise, and speak of, as true or real; to tell of falsely.
The hell thou fablest.Milton.
(Fa"bler) n. A writer of fables; a fabulist; a dealer in untruths or falsehoods. Bp. Hall.
(||Fa`bli`au") n.; pl. Fabliaux [F., fr. OF. fablel, dim. of fable a fable.] (Fr. Lit.) One of the
metrical tales of the Trouvères, or early poets of the north of France.
(Fab"ric) n. [L. fabrica fabric, workshop: cf. F. fabrique fabric. See Forge.]
1. The structure of anything; the manner in which the parts of a thing are united; workmanship; texture; make; as
cloth of a beautiful fabric.
2. That which is fabricated; as: (a) Framework; structure; edifice; building.
Anon out of the earth a fabric hugeMilton.
Rose like an exhalation.
(b) Cloth of any kind that is woven or knit from fibers, either vegetable or animal; manufactured cloth; as,
silks or other fabrics.
3. The act of constructing; construction. [R.]
Tithe was received by the bishop, . . . for the fabric of the churches for the poor.Milman.
4. Any system or structure consisting of connected parts; as, the fabric of the universe.
The whole vast fabric of society.Macaulay.
(Fab"ric), v. t. [imp. & p. p. Fabricked ; p. pr. & vb. n. Fabricking.] To frame; to build; to
construct. [Obs.] "Fabric their mansions." J. Philips.
(Fab"ri*cant) n. [F.] One who fabricates; a manufacturer. Simmonds.
(Fab"ri*cate) v. t. [imp. & p. p. Fabricated ; p. pr. & vb. n. Fabricating ] [L. fabricatus, p.
p. of fabricari, fabricare, to frame, build, forge, fr. fabrica. See Fabric, Farge.]
1. To form into a whole by uniting its parts; to frame; to construct; to build; as, to fabricate a bridge or
2. To form by art and labor; to manufacture; to produce; as, to fabricate woolens.
3. 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.Paley.
(Fab`ri*ca"tion) n. [L. fabricatio; cf. F. fabrication.]
1. The act of fabricating, framing, or constructing; construction; manufacture; as, the fabrication of a bridge,
a church, or a government. Burke.
2. That which is fabricated; a falsehood; as, the story is doubtless a fabrication.
Syn. See Fiction.