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garment

[gahr-muh nt] /ˈgɑr mənt/
noun
1.
any article of clothing:
dresses, suits, and other garments.
2.
an outer covering or outward appearance.
verb (used with object)
3.
to clothe, dress, or cover.
Origin
1300-1350
1300-50; Middle English garnement < Old French garniment, equivalent to garni(r) to garnish + -ment -ment
Related forms
garmentless, adjective
regarment, verb (used with object)
ungarmented, adjective
well-garmented, adjective
Synonyms
1. attire, apparel, garb, dress, costume.
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  • He set off on his journey wearing three layers of garments and sturdy shoes with bearskin soles.
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  • The bodies, accompanied by ceremonial garments and precious ornaments, fit easily.
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  • Not only that, but the stores also destroy the clothes first, cutting huge holes in garments and shoes so they can't be reused.
  • They part my garments among them, and cast lots upon my vesture.
  • The indelible images showed dazed survivors caked in dust, garments in tatters or altogether torn away.
British Dictionary definitions for garments

garment

/ˈɡɑːmənt/
noun
1.
(often pl) an article of clothing
2.
outer covering
verb
3.
(transitive; usually passive) to cover or clothe
Derived Forms
garmentless, adjective
Word Origin
C14: from Old French garniment, from garnir to equip; see garnish
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Word Origin and History for garments

garment

n.

c.1400, variant of garnement (early 14c.), from Old French garnement "garment, attire, clothes," from garnir "fit out, provide, adorn" (see garnish).

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