garment

noun
gar·​ment | \ˈgär-mənt \

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

For this reason, Vietnam’s garment industry is under tremendous cultural pressure, not just economic. Peter Jon Lindberg, Condé Nast Traveler, "Hanoi, Time and Again," 20 Nov. 2018 There are types of garments that have come from here, which in my mind have always been iconic and have been part of my design language since day one. Max Berlinger, WSJ, "Vince’s Patrik Ervell Explains the Eternal Appeal of NorCal Style," 5 Nov. 2018 Vox pointed out in December 2017 how Everlane, applauded for its transparent prices and assortment of classic garments, excludes women over size 14. Nadra Nittle, Vox, "Women’s clothing is divided into straight and plus sizes. Here’s why that’s a problem.," 12 Oct. 2018 And in the meantime, surgeons are bettering our odds by screening to evaluate patients’ propensity for clots, encouraging the use of compression garments during and after surgery, and prescribing blood thinners when necessary. Jolene Edgar, Allure, "Life in Plastic: A Complete Guide to the "Mommy Makeover"," 16 July 2018 Denmark's parliament on Thursday approved a law forbidding the wearing of garments covering the face in public, joining a number of European countries that have already introduced such bans. Deutsche Welle, USA TODAY, "Denmark bans full-face veils in public," 31 May 2018 Ubiquitous on and off the Spring runways, these stretchy garments have once again rolled into fashion. Laird Borrelli-persson, Vogue, "What Does Isaac Mizrahi, Who Showed Bike Shorts Back in 1988, Think of Them Now? Read On . . .," 12 Nov. 2018 So how does a collection go from idea to actual garments? Max Berlinger, WSJ, "Vince’s Patrik Ervell Explains the Eternal Appeal of NorCal Style," 5 Nov. 2018 Though not designed as a maternity look, the loose, tied-waist garment worked for Meghan as just that. Chloe Foussianes, Town & Country, "Meghan Markle Stepped Out in an Affordable, Eco-Friendly Dress on the Royal Tour of Australia," 22 Oct. 2018

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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

: a piece of clothing

garment

noun
gar·​ment | \ˈgär-mənt \

Kids Definition of garment

: an article of clothing

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