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clad1

[klad] /klæd/
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 of clad1
950
before 950; Middle English cladd(e), Old English clāthod(e) clothed. See clothe, -ed2

clad2

[klad] /klæd/
verb (used with object), clad, cladding.
1.
to bond a metal to (another metal), especially to provide with a protective coat.
Origin
1935-40; special use of clad1

clad-

1.
variant of clado- before a vowel.

clothe

[klohth] /kloʊð/
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
Related forms
half-clothed, adjective
preclothe, verb (used with object), preclothed, preclothing.
reclothe, verb (used with object), reclothed or reclad, reclothing.
underclothed, adjective
well-clothed, adjective
Can be confused
close, cloth, clothe, clothes, cloze (see synonym study at close)
Synonyms
1. robe, garb, array, accouter, bedeck.
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Examples from the Web for clad
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  • The whining of Mistisi told him that the dog, too, was clad in the like chill armor.

    The Wilderness Trail Frank Williams
  • Mr Verloc reposed characteristically, clad in his outdoor garments.

    The Secret Agent Joseph Conrad
  • At Omsk saw numbers of Asiatics clad in skins, they were ugly, dirty and many pitted with small-pox.

  • Two other women, all clad in lavender, appeared in the doorway.

    The Yates Pride Mary E. Wilkins Freeman
  • Just as he was returning from his errand he encountered Nozdrev, clad in a dressing-gown, and holding a pipe between his teeth.

    Dead Souls Nikolai Vasilievich Gogol
British Dictionary definitions for clad

clad1

/klæd/
verb
1.
a past participle of clothe
Word Origin
Old English clāthode clothed, from clāthian to clothe

clad2

/klæd/
verb clads, cladding, clad
1.
(transitive) to bond a metal to (another metal), esp to form a protective coating
Word Origin
C14 (in the obsolete sense: to clothe): special use of clad1

clothe

/kləʊð/
verb (transitive) 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
Word Origin
Old English clāthian, from clāthcloth; related to Old Norse klætha
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Word Origin and History for clad
adj.

"clothed," c.1300, mid-13c., from clad, alternative past tense and past participle of clothe. Old English had geclæþd, past participle of clæþan.

clothe

v.

Old English claðian, from claþ (see cloth). Related: Clothed, clothing. Other Old English words for this were scrydan and gewædian.

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