clothe

play
verb \ˈklōth\

Definition of clothe

clothed

or

clad

play \ˈklad\

clothing

  1. transitive verb
  2. 1 a :  to cover with or as if with cloth or clothing :  dress b :  to provide with clothes <the cost of feeding and clothing a family>

  3. 2 :  to express or enhance by suitably significant language :  couch <treaties clothed in stately phraseology>

  4. 3 :  to endow especially with power or a quality <the nobility in which religion and history can clothe humanity — D.R. Wallace>

Examples of clothe in a sentence

  1. the cost of feeding and clothing your children

  2. <they liked to clothe the twins in identical outfits just to confuse people>

Origin and Etymology of clothe

Middle English, from Old English clāthian, from clāth


First Known Use: before 12th century



CLOTHE Defined for English Language Learners

clothe

play
verb \ˈklōth\

Definition of clothe for English Language Learners

  • : to provide (someone) with clothes

  • : to dress (someone) in a particular type of clothing


CLOTHE Defined for Kids

clothe

play
verb \ˈklōth\

Definition of clothe for Students

clothed

or

clad

\ˈklad\

clothing

  1. 1 :  to cover with or as if with clothing :  dress

  2. 2 :  to provide with clothes



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