clad

Definition of clad

 (Entry 1 of 5)

past tense and past participle of clothe

clad

adjective
\ 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 flat clad bottom works to evenly heat the canner on gas or induction ranges. Chris Hachey, BGR, 19 May 2021 The next morning a railroad worker spotted the girl’s partly clad body in a bramble of ivy. oregonlive, 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, 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, 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, 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, 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, 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, 17 Feb. 2020 Recent Examples on the Web: Verb And amid all that chaos of the mid-season finale, God himself appeared, clad in a cuddly sweater and wearing Dennis Haysbert's face. Sara Netzley, EW.com, 28 May 2021 An emergency curfew was also put into effect to help authorities, clad in riot gear and armed with less-lethal weapons, disperse the crowds. Morgan Winsor, ABC News, 24 May 2021 The new model harks back to a previous controller, clad in aluminum and pleasant to the touch. David Phelan, Forbes, 20 Apr. 2021 For proof, look at the paparazzi pics of the actor on-set, clad in a houndstooth sleeveless cape and carrying a red Dior Lady Bag, that have been making rounds. Fawnia Soo Hoo, refinery29.com, 11 Apr. 2021 The videos show the suspect, who was clad in a hoodie, a mask, and Nike Air Max Speed Turf sneakers and carrying a bag, strolling casually through Washington’s Capitol Hill neighborhood between 7:30 p.m. and 8:30 p.m. on Jan. 5. Zachary Halaschak, Washington Examiner, 9 Mar. 2021 The development’s 18 units are clad in stucco and painted an unsympathetic shade of butterscotch. Los Angeles Times, 17 May 2021 The seats are also clad in two-tone blue Alcantara and leather while the air vents and various gauges sport a similar hue. Rachel Cormack, Robb Report, 14 May 2021 The ceiling’s concave curves bring in natural light, and the entire building is clad in hollow glass tubes that trap hot air, creating a natural cooling effect. Leena Kim, Town & Country, 23 Oct. 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, 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, 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, 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, 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, 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, 27 Aug. 2019 Meanwhile black clad, helmet and face-mask wearing anti-fascist protesters also were on the streets. Washington Post, 17 Aug. 2019 Law enforcement then closed the same bridge to the black-clad and masked far-left protesters. Gillian Flaccus, The Seattle Times, 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 13 Jun. 2021.

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More Definitions for clad

clad

adjective

English Language Learners Definition of clad

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

clad

Kids Definition of clad

 (Entry 1 of 2)

past tense and past participle of clothe

clad

adjective
\ 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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