clothing

noun
cloth·ing | \ˈklō-t͟hiŋ \

Definition of clothing 

: garments in general also : covering

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Examples of clothing in a Sentence

an expensive article of clothing We're collecting food and clothing for the poor. Only people wearing protective clothing may enter the room.
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How has something so profane, so intoxicated and so clothing-resistant continued to ride its unique wave in a world miles less accepting of this kind of sandy fun run amok? Bryce Miller, sandiegouniontribune.com, "Cover your ears: Over-the-Line evolves, but the raunchy team names remain," 14 July 2018 Consider using tick repellents like DEET for skin and permethrin for clothing. Dennis Thompson, CBS News, "Ticks that carry Lyme disease are spreading fast," 13 July 2018 Numerous articles of Gucci and Nike clothing were stolen from a vehicle entered by force. Washington Post, "Crime reports for Anne Arundel and Howard counties and for Annapolis," 12 July 2018 JP Morgan introduced a business casual clothing policy in 2016. Laura Newberry, latimes.com, "Citing health study, Lancaster mayor wants to ban workplace necktie requirements for city employees," 12 July 2018 Maude’s Coffee and Clothing is a quirky little place with nice people, smooth coffee, and racks of eclectic new and secondhand clothing. Aaron Gulley, Outside Online, "An Outdoor Enthusiast's Guide to Ketchum, Idaho," 11 July 2018 When McClure tried to take King’s bike and clothing bag, a brief altercation ensued until King lost strength and collapsed, the witness said. Steven Dubois, The Seattle Times, "Man gets 70 months for near-fatal stabbing at Portland park," 9 July 2018 Ruby said some of Gilbert's designer clothing is expected to be available as well as handcrafted, original art pieces designed for Gilbert. Christina Hall, Detroit Free Press, "Estate sale planned as Melissa Gilbert, Timothy Busfield leave Michigan," 9 July 2018 The curb outside was lined with more than a dozen trash bags of clothing. Julia Terruso, Philly.com, "Why Philly is a particularly bad place to get bedbugs," 5 July 2018

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First Known Use of clothing

13th century, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of clothing was in the 13th century

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More Definitions for clothing

clothing

noun

English Language Learners Definition of clothing

: the things that people wear to cover their bodies

clothing

noun
cloth·ing | \ˈklō-t͟hiŋ \

Kids Definition of clothing

: the things people wear to cover their bodies

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