Definition of clothe
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
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
Recent Examples of clothe from the Web
Clothing descriptions and direction of travel are unknown at this time, Meadows said.
Increasingly elaborate choreography unfolds over the course of the four-minute song until Isaac Lamb, clad in a black tux, emerges.
Clad in dominatrix-level high-heeled boots, Barthel threatened to sing only covers of Elton John and Billy Joel for the rest of the night if more beer was spilled.
His latest collection, staged in the city's Bois de Boulogne park, was apparently inspired by affluent office dads on their days off, and saw real families clad in hoodies, drainpipe trousers and boxy blazers.
But Durano pointed out to aldermen that the dog in the statue is made from fiberglass and is clad in the body armor that the department would actually put on any dog put into service.
Glancing back 30 years, Mensch and Flahive paint the puffed-hair, zebra-print clad group of women who dared step into the ring as self-aware custodians of their own image.
There was leather-clad, eyelinered Chrissie Hynde of the Pretenders, who beginning in the eighties projected a tough, almost-but-not-quite-bulletproof cool.
More than 94,000 fans -- or, at least, those clad in Tribe gear -- left Progressive Field disappointed over the weekend.
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Origin and Etymology of clothe
Middle English, from Old English clāthian, from clāth
First Known Use: before 12th centurySee Words from the same year
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Definition of clothe for English Language Learners
: to provide (someone) with clothes
: to dress (someone) in a particular type of clothing
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