clad

Definition of clad

 (Entry 1 of 5)

past tense and past participle of clothe

\ ˈklad How to pronounce clad (audio) \

Definition of clad (Entry 2 of 5)

1 : being covered or clothed ivy-clad buildings clad in red silk pajamas
2 of a coin : consisting of outer layers of one metal bonded to a core of a different metal half-dollar clad coins

clad

verb
clad or cladded; cladding

Definition of clad (Entry 3 of 5)

transitive verb

: sheathe, face specifically : to cover (a metal) with another metal by bonding stainless steel plates were clad with copper

clad

noun

Definition of clad (Entry 4 of 5)

1a : a composite material formed by cladding
b : a clad coin
2 : cladding specifically : the outer layer of a clad coin
variants: or clado-

Definition of clad- (Entry 5 of 5)

: slip : sprout cladophyll

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Synonyms for clad

Synonyms: Verb

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Examples of clad in a Sentence

Verb if the vehicles are not clad in armor, they will remain vulnerable to roadside bombs
Recent Examples on the Web: Adjective The next morning a railroad worker spotted the girl’s partly clad body in a bramble of ivy. oregonlive, "Who’s on Oregon’s death row: 27 men; 2 others held elsewhere," 15 May 2020 Cherfitness The Cherfitness oeuvre, which includes A New Attitude from 1991 and Body Confidence from 1992, is an odd, highly specific and black-clad universe. Marisa Meltzer, New York Times, "Sweating to the Oldies. Or Sitting?," 9 Apr. 2020 On March 23, Kylie reposted a post encouraging everyone to stay home, then followed it up with two snaps of herself, totally makeup-free and clad in comfy in sweats and a black hoodie. Kara Nesvig, Teen Vogue, "Kylie Jenner Shared a Makeup-Free Selfie While Self-Isolating," 24 Mar. 2020 From the backdrop of their classes (the NYC skyline is often featured), to the upbeat and spandex clad instructors, these classes give the most realistic vibe of what an actual group fitness class feels like. Kate Mccarthy, USA TODAY, "25 ways to take your favorite workout classes at home," 2 Apr. 2020 During the evening, elegantly clad partygoers enjoyed posing on a red carpet with their furry friends, bidding on silent and live auction items and dancing to two live bands, Maggie Speaks and Spoken Four. Candace Jordan, chicagotribune.com, "Pups in tuxes and paw-dicures at pet-friendly Fur Ball to support PAWS Chicago," 20 Nov. 2019 The red-clad members of the group were arguing that Zuma should leave over corruption allegations – and were quick to tussle with the guards that showed up to escort them out of the building. Greg Norman | Fox News, Fox News, "5 of the wildest parliament brawls," 28 Feb. 2020 IndyStar About 100 red-clad teachers, parents and public education advocates gathered Monday in the north atrium of the Indiana Statehouse, trying to keep burning a flame lit in November when more than 10,000 teachers marched on the same grounds. Arika Herron, Indianapolis Star, "Small crowd rallies at Statehouse to keep 'Red for Ed' movement alive," 17 Feb. 2020 One night, a group of murderous, red-clad doppelgängers show up. Lauren Huff, EW.com, "The best movie twists of the 2010s," 16 Nov. 2019 Recent Examples on the Web: Verb Workers, clad in protective clothing, place masks onto racks inside a container, tossing aside any that are contaminated with bodily fluids or makeup. Washington Post, "With protective equipment shortages lingering, health facilities turn to mask-cleaning system," 6 July 2020 The American police officer posing as a soldier, clad in a military-grade helmet, shield, and mask, clinging to a rifle, perhaps riding in an armored vehicle, confronting citizens armed with bandanas, surgical masks, and water bottles. Nicole Goodkind, Fortune, "A bipartisan coalition of Senators want to limit sending military-grade equipment to police," 1 July 2020 The kitchen and bathrooms are clad in white marble. Dallas News, "Bluffview is a ‘picturesque neighborhood’," 28 June 2020 Members of the Ohio National Guard, clad in blue gowns and wearing face masks, face shields, gloves and N-95 masks, swabbed a Q-tip around the noses of each of the three. Jeremy Pelzer, cleveland, "Watch Gov. Mike DeWine taking a coronavirus test on live TV," 23 June 2020 Big sister Charlotte, outfitted in a pair of overall shorts, and George, clad in a polo shirt, stand above William and Louis on the swing. Jayme Deerwester, USA TODAY, "Hop on Pop: George, Charlotte and Louis tackle William in new photos marking his 38th birthday," 21 June 2020 Before Barr released his statement, Berman pointedly showed up to work Saturday, arriving at his office in lower Manhattan carrying a brown leather briefcase and clad in a blue suit. Katie Benner, BostonGlobe.com, "Trump personally fires US attorney who investigated his associates," 20 June 2020 Only a few months later, Hong Kong’s frontline protesters showed up clad in standard-issue global protester gear: respirators, helmets, and long sleeves. Zeynep Tufekci, The Atlantic, "I Can't Breathe: Braving Tear Gas In a Pandemic," 4 June 2020 The interior is clad in bicolor leather, beige combined with either red or black. Jens Meiners, Car and Driver, "2021 Porsche 911 Targa 4S Heritage Design Edition Throws Back to '50s and '60s," 1 June 2020 Recent Examples on the Web: Noun Varied actors have been accused of exacerbating the unrest, from police officers filmed brutalizing people who had their hands raised in surrender to a 20-year-old clad in the insignia of a militant movement for veganism attacking a police vehicle. Anchorage Daily News, "Armed white residents lined Idaho streets amid ‘antifa’ fears. The leftist incursion was an online hoax.," 4 June 2020 Only a few months later, Hong Kong’s frontline protesters showed up clad in standard-issue global protester gear: respirators, helmets, and long sleeves. Zeynep Tufekci, The Atlantic, "I Can't Breathe: Braving Tear Gas In a Pandemic," 4 June 2020 Waving American flags, black-clad protesters marched to the US Consulate to thank Trump for signing into law last week legislation supporting their cause and urged him to swiftly sanction Lam and other officials for suppressing human rights. BostonGlobe.com, "HONG KONG — Thousands of people took to Hong Kong’s streets Sunday in a new wave of prodemocracy protests, but police fired tear gas after some demonstrators hurled bricks and smoke bombs, breaking a rare pause in violence that has persisted during the six-month-long movement.," 2 Dec. 2019 That last one is just for Pittsburgh Pirates, a very specific type of black-and-gold clad pirate averse to rings and trophies. Cicero Estrella, The Mercury News, "International Talk Like a Pirate Day is today — and it all began with a badly played game of racquetball and an ex-wife’s birthday," 19 Sep. 2019 Young, black-clad and wearing face masks, these non-uniformed officers fit right in on the barricades before springing into action to make arrests. Time, "Hong Kong's Protestors Have Their Own Special Slang. Here's a Glossary of Some Common Terms," 6 Sep. 2019 Amy, in her early 20s, and her dozen friends have been among the many black-clad, masked young protesters who are part of Hong Kong’s biggest political movement since the 2014 pro-democracy Occupy protests. Vivienne Chow, Quartz, "Hong Kong’s protesters are trying to break free from the “old seafood” generation," 27 Aug. 2019 Meanwhile black clad, helmet and face-mask wearing anti-fascist protesters also were on the streets. Washington Post, "The Latest: ‘Long and arduous’ protests in Portland, Oregon," 17 Aug. 2019 Law enforcement then closed the same bridge to the black-clad and masked far-left protesters. Gillian Flaccus, The Seattle Times, "Authorities praised for handling of protests in Portland," 20 Aug. 2019

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First Known Use of clad

Adjective

14th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Verb

1939, in the meaning defined above

Noun

1941, in the meaning defined at sense 1a

History and Etymology for clad

Adjective and Verb

Middle English, past participle of clothen to clothe

Combining form

New Latin, from Greek klad-, klado-, from klados branch, shoot of a tree; akin to Old English holt woods — more at holt

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“Clad.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/clad. Accessed 11 Jul. 2020.

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English Language Learners Definition of clad

literary + formal
: covered with something specified
used to describe the way someone is dressed often used in combination

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Kids Definition of clad

 (Entry 1 of 2)

past tense and past participle of clothe

\ ˈklad How to pronounce clad (audio) \

Kids Definition of clad (Entry 2 of 2)

1 : being covered copper-clad pots
2 : being dressed The children were clad in their best clothes.

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