clad

1 [klad]
verb
1.
a simple past tense and past participle of clothe.
adjective (usually used in combination)
2.
dressed: ill-clad vagrants.
3.
covered: vine-clad cottages.

Origin:
before 950; Middle English cladd(e), Old English clāthod(e) clothed. See clothe, -ed2

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clad

2 [klad]
verb (used with object), clad, cladding.
to bond a metal to (another metal), especially to provide with a protective coat.

Origin:
1935–40; special use of clad1

clad-

variant of clado- before a vowel.

clothe

[klohth]
verb (used with object), clothed or clad, clothing.
1.
to dress; attire.
2.
to provide with clothing.
3.
to cover with or as with clothing.

Origin:
before 950; Middle English clothen, Old English clāthian, derivative of clāth cloth

half-clothed, adjective
preclothe, verb (used with object), preclothed, preclothing.
reclothe, verb (used with object), reclothed or reclad, reclothing.
underclothed, adjective
well-clothed, adjective

close, cloth, clothe, clothes, cloze (see synonym study at close).


1. robe, garb, array, accouter, bedeck.
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clad1 (klæd)
 
vb
a past participle of clothe
 
[Old English clāthode clothed, from clāthian to clothe]

clad2 (klæd)
 
vb , clads, cladding, clad
(tr) to bond a metal to (another metal), esp to form a protective coating
 
[C14 (in the obsolete sense: to clothe): special use of clad1]

clothe (kləʊð)
 
vb , clothes, clothing, clothed, clad
1.  to dress or attire (a person)
2.  to provide with clothing or covering
3.  to conceal or disguise
4.  to endow or invest
 
[Old English clāthian, from clāthcloth; related to Old Norse klætha]

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Word Origin & History

clad
1300, alternative pt. and pp. of clothe, from O.E. geclæþd, pp. of clæþan "to clothe," from clað "cloth."

clothe
O.E. claþian (see cloth).
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Example sentences
Every few blocks a coffeehouse, the interior usually clad in warm wood, seems
  to pop up.
We've all heard scantily clad spokespeople make bogus claims about instant
  weight-loss supplements on late-night television.
The new monarch, clad in golden robes, was carried off in a gilded palanquin.
The log that creates the waterfall is clad in thin copper sheeting, pressed and
  glued to highlight underlying bark patterns.
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