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

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 Every garment sent down the runway was sensational and spanned a variety of textures, hues, shapes, patterns, and dimensions. Scarlett Newman, Teen Vogue, "Valentino’s Pierpaolo Piccioli on the Importance of Having a Voice in Fashion," 2 Apr. 2019 Four cloths in the kit means 20 garments—TWENTY!—dry-cleaned for just $10. Michele Petry, House Beautiful, "Save Hundreds in Dry-Cleaning Bills With This At-Home Laundry Trick," 2 Apr. 2019 Less than six months later, another building containing garment factories collapsed, killing more than 1,100 people. Julhas Alam, The Seattle Times, "Bangladesh police arrest building owners over fatal blaze," 31 Mar. 2019 The silk garment was reportedly sourced from William Vintage, a high-end vintage dealer beloved by the likes of Amal Clooney. Chloe Foussianes, Town & Country, "Meghan Markle Wore Vintage Dior to Lena Elizabeth Tindall's Christening," 18 Mar. 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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