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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Crew is clad in the Infant Thermoball Bunting, which has nearly perfect reviews on Amazon. Jennifer Aldrich, Country Living, "Joanna Gaines Bundled Up 7-Month-Old Crew in This Top-Rated Baby Snowsuit You Can Buy," 5 Feb. 2019 In the image, Robbie is clad in a neon pink sports bra with a clear plastic coat featuring multicolor ribbon trim at the shoulders and HQ's signature red lipstick. Nicole Saunders, Harper's BAZAAR, "Margot Robbie Shares First Look at New Harley Quinn Costume for Birds of Prey," 28 Jan. 2019 Vittoria Ceretti, was clad in a bedazzling one-piece. Laird Borrelli-persson, Vogue, "5 Takeaways From Spring 2019 Couture," 26 Jan. 2019 The exterior is clad in Alabama Silver Shadow limestone, and amenities include private dining rooms, an athletic club, a juice bar, a library, a basketball court, a golf simulator and a children’s play area. Katherine Clarke, WSJ, "Billionaire Ken Griffin Buys America’s Most Expensive Home for $238 Million," 23 Jan. 2019 On the day of my visit, the venue is bustling with empty-stomached patrons, some clad in suits, others in hoodies, surveying the scene in deep contemplation. Bethany Biron, Vox, "The food court’s younger, hipper cousin is a curated version of the mall staple.," 30 Oct. 2018 Sometimes clad in themed wooden designs (like a fire truck or pirate ship). Popular Mechanics, "My Job at Coachella Inspired Me to Invent a Portable Swimming Pool," 30 Oct. 2018 The woman, clad in only a T-shirt, ran away before the homeowner could answer the door. Samuel Chamberlain, Fox News, "Woman in mysterious 'doorbell video' identified as domestic violence victim," 29 Aug. 2018 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

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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
formal : 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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