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
The sculptor, Horatio Greenough, wanted to depict Washington as a Greek figure clad in a toga to compare him with those who created democracy in ancient Greece, the Smithsonian said.
Clothing sales jumped $17.9 million last year, a healthy increase despite being less than the $29.4 million bump the company reported the year prior.
Clad only in her underwear, the woman ran to her car, locked herself inside and dialed 911.
Later, on Constitution Avenue, thousands of people clad in red, white and blue gathered in the afternoon heat to watch Washington’s annual parade.
Fans clad in boas, bangles and bowlers were everywhere.
The sculpture is wrapped in a sari, a Bangladeshi revision of the usual representation, the Greek goddess Themis blindfolded and clad in a gown.
The former president was visiting Kensington Palace on Saturday to meet with Prince Harry and discuss their foundations, both casually clad in a suit jacket and no tie.
Shenzhenese are proud of their railway terminal, which is a good quarter-mile long and ten stories high, clad in mirrored glass.
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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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