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clad

Updated on: 10 Nov 2017

Definition of clad

  • past tense and past participle of clothe

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clad

adjective \ ˈklad \

Definition of clad

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

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Origin and Etymology of clad

Middle English, past participle of clothen to clothe

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clad

verb

Definition of clad

clad or cladded; cladding
transitive verb
:sheathe, face; specifically :to cover (a metal) with another metal by bonding
  • stainless steel plates were clad with copper

Examples of clad in a Sentence

  1. if the vehicles are not clad in armor, they will remain vulnerable to roadside bombs

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Origin and Etymology of clad

see 2clad


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clad

noun

Definition of clad

1 a :a composite material formed by cladding
b :a clad coin
2 :cladding; specifically :the outer layer of a clad coin

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First Known Use of clad

1941


clad-

combining form
variants: or clado-

Definition of clad-

:slip :sprout
  • cladophyll

Origin and Etymology of clad-

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


CLAD Defined for English Language Learners

clad

adjective

Definition of clad for English Language Learners

  • : covered with something specified


CLAD Defined for Kids

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clad

Definition of clad for Students

  • past tense and past participle of clothe

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clad

adjective \ ˈklad \

Definition of clad for Students

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


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