garment

noun
gar·​ment | \ ˈgär-mənt How to pronounce garment (audio) \

Definition of garment

 (Entry 1 of 2)

: an article of clothing

garment

verb
garmented; garmenting; garments

Definition of garment (Entry 2 of 2)

transitive verb

: to clothe with or as if with a garment

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Examples of garment in a Sentence

Verb

a socialite who was among the most gorgeously garmented women of her time

Recent Examples on the Web: Noun

Major offenders include irritation or allergic reactions to substances like soap, bacterial vaginosis, STIs like herpes, and wearing wet garments like a bathing suit for a long time, according to the Cleveland Clinic. Carolyn L. Todd, SELF, "What the Hell Is a Sitz Bath? (And Why Would You Take One?)," 14 Mar. 2019 Polk suspects that Middleton will wear a fitted two-piece ensemble to the event, and Markle will wear a garment with her trademark bateau neckline. Nadra Nittle, Vox, "There’s another royal wedding coming up: Princess Eugenie’s," 5 Oct. 2018 In what shall henceforth be called the Nasihah Thompson-King Rule ™, the Pennsylvania Interscholastic Athletic Association recently decided that athletes no longer need to get prior approval to wear head garments for religious reasons. Helen Ubiñas, Philly.com, "Say goodbye to the rule requiring Pa. athletes to get waivers to wear hijabs | Helen Ubiñas," 29 May 2018 The swordsman, a willowy youth with chiselled features and an expression of great sensitivity, wore a garment made by a designer specializing in modernistic reinterpretations of traditional Japanese dress. Kathryn Schulz, The New Yorker, "Japan’s Rent-a-Family Industry," 23 Apr. 2018 Now, though, Dua Lipa’s the latest fearless pop star to try out one of the eye-catching garments. Vogue, "Dua Lipa Just Pulled Off the Internet’s Most Memed Gown," 23 Apr. 2019 Tallulah Bankhead once dived fully clothed into the pool; her beaded dress weighed her down, obliging her to ditch the garment and emerge from the water naked. Lesley M.m. Blume, Town & Country, "Inside Frank Gehry's Overhaul of Garden of Allah, L.A.’s Most Infamous Corner," 25 Feb. 2019 Always be careful to look for a gusset in any fitted bottom garment and buy in the right size to avoid camel toe discomfort. Casey Johnston, SELF, "Ask a Swole Woman: What Are the Best Pants for Lifting Weights?," 13 Dec. 2018 Rent the Runway launched in 2009, providing high-end special-occasion garments for women, then expanded into monthly subscriptions for all types clothing and accessories from hundreds of designers. Annemarie Conte, Woman's Day, "Rent the Runway Kids Is Launching Next Week, and Your Daughters' Clothes Just Got 100% Cooler," 8 Apr. 2019

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First Known Use of garment

Noun

14th century, in the meaning defined above

Verb

circa 1547, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for garment

Noun

Middle English, assimilated variant of garnement, borrowed from Anglo-French, "defense, clothing, item of apparel," from garnir "to equip, arm, decorate" + -ment -ment — more at garnish entry 1

Verb

derivative of garment entry 1

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The first known use of garment was in the 14th century

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garment

noun

English Language Learners Definition of garment

somewhat formal : a piece of clothing

garment

noun
gar·​ment | \ ˈgär-mənt How to pronounce garment (audio) \

Kids Definition of garment

: an article of clothing

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