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[gahr-muh nt] /ˈgɑr mənt/
any article of clothing:
dresses, suits, and other garments.
an outer covering or outward appearance.
verb (used with object)
to clothe, dress, or cover.
Origin of garment
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
1. attire, apparel, garb, dress, costume. Unabridged
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Examples from the web for garment
  • Most work in garment factories, seen as the best of a few bad choices.
  • Patronize garment makers whose clothes do not require dry cleaning.
  • Another account simply says that the garment and buttons somehow found their way into the hands of a prison guard.
  • Clips for the garment bag don't accommodate anything but wire hangers.
  • In total, it's an extraordinarily well-crafted garment.
  • The garment industry in any case is not inclined to such innovation.
  • Jeans and tactical pants are the same school of garment.
  • The tiles are powered by a rechargeable battery that is also incorporated into the garment.
  • And, with a four figure price tag, the weight of the garment suddenly seemed too much to bear.
  • The design may vary based on the cut of the fabric in each individual garment.
British Dictionary definitions for garment


(often pl) an article of clothing
outer covering
(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 garment

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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