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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.
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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]

clothing (ˈkləʊðɪŋ)
1.  garments collectively
2.  something that covers or clothes

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Word Origin & History

O.E. claþian (see cloth).
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Idioms & Phrases


see wolf in sheep's clothing.

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Example sentences
Formal dress dictated that females wear such intimate, and often uncomfortable,
  articles of clothing.
It is wash-day all the week round, for a change of clothing is scarce among the
Clearly, she thought that the less clothing she wore the less husk there would
  be on the rice.
Sensor-studded clothing worn by a soldier tracks his movements and vital signs.
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