[klohz, klohthz]

before 900; Middle English; Old English clāthas, plural of clāth cloth

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

1. clothing, attire, raiment, costume, garb; vestments, habiliments. Unabridged


verb (used with object), clothed or clad, clothing.
to dress; attire.
to provide with clothing.
to cover with or as with clothing.

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. Unabridged
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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]

clothes (kləʊðz)
pl n
1.  a.  articles of dress
 b.  (as modifier): clothes brush Related: vestiary
2.  chiefly (Brit) short for bedclothes
Related: vestiary
[Old English clāthas, plural of clāthcloth]

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Word Origin & History

O.E. claþian (see cloth).

O.E. claðas "clothes," originally pl. of clað "cloth," which acquired a new pl., cloths, 19c. to distinguish it from this word. Clothing is from c.1200; clothier is from mid-14c. Clothes-horse "upright wooden frame for hanging clothes to dry" is from 1806; figurative sense of "person whose sole
function seems to be to show off clothes" is 1850.
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Example sentences
Next, the system matches the customer's measurements to clothes in its database.
Make sure you pack your interview clothes in your carry-on bag.
Buy clothes for the thin-you but know it is wise to plan for the thick-you.
Clean clothes are a must, but so is a clean environment.
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