clothe

verb
\ ˈklōt͟h \
clothed or clad\ ˈklad \; clothing

Definition of clothe

transitive verb

1a : to cover with or as if with cloth or clothing : dress
b : to provide with clothes the cost of feeding and clothing a family
2 : to express or enhance by suitably significant language : couch treaties clothed in stately phraseology
3 : to endow especially with power or a quality the nobility in which religion and history can clothe humanity— D. R. Wallace

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Examples of clothe in a Sentence

the cost of feeding and clothing your children they liked to clothe the twins in identical outfits just to confuse people

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But this Anne Hathaway, in town visiting family, blends into the casual crowd, clad in jeans, a plaid shirt tied around her waist, and beat-up Converse sneakers. Elizabeth Holmes, Town & Country, "Anne Hathaway Is Nobody's Punching Bag," 8 Jan. 2019 Roughly 2,000 square feet, the master suite has two bathrooms—one clad in onyx, the other in marble—two dressing rooms, a private office and a sitting room. Katherine Clarke, WSJ, "‘Crazy Rich Asians’ Producer Asks $39.5 Million for Manhattan One-Bedroom," 19 Dec. 2018 There are still a few vault dwellers emerging for the first time, clad in pristine gold-and-blue jumpsuits. Andrew Webster, The Verge, "Fallout 76 journal, day 4: the bombs are falling," 26 Nov. 2018 Princess Di, clad in all pink, was months away from giving birth to Prince Harry. Erica Gonzales, Harper's BAZAAR, "The Royals Basically Recreated a Princess Diana Photo Shoot for Prince Charles' Birthday Portraits," 13 Nov. 2018 And nowhere is that more evident than in its marquee annual fashion show, which since 1995 has existed as a stagnant display of uber-thin and mostly white models clad in millions of dollars of rhinestones. Rebecca Jennings, Vox, "The stubborn irrelevance of the Victoria’s Secret fashion show," 8 Nov. 2018 The woman, clad in only a T-shirt and with restraints hanging from her wrists, left before the homeowner could answer the door. Kathleen Joyce, Fox News, "Woman in mysterious surveillance video victim of sexual assault, broke free from bondage cuffs: police," 31 Aug. 2018 The 2018 Silver Arrow’s seat and steering wheel are clad in a classy tan leather, the interior of the cockpit is dressed in a mix of polished aluminum and gray suede, and the floor is a pinstriped walnut. Vlad Savov, The Verge, "Mercedes’ EQ Silver Arrow blends classic design with electric superpowers," 3 Oct. 2018 Meanwhile, the angular exterior is clad in Siberian larch that can be charred to get that on-trend black timber look. Liz Stinson, Curbed, "Koto prefab cabins are the definition of sleek Scandinavian style," 5 Sep. 2018

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First Known Use of clothe

before the 12th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1a

History and Etymology for clothe

Middle English, from Old English clāthian, from clāth

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clothe

verb

English Language Learners Definition of clothe

: to provide (someone) with clothes

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

clothe

verb
\ ˈklōt͟h \
clothed or clad\ ˈklad \; clothing

Kids Definition of clothe

1 : to cover with or as if with clothing : dress
2 : to provide with clothes

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