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

Schubert even pulled garments from the Metropolitan Museum of Art’s opera archive, along with newer pieces, like those Tabis. Vogue, "Dev Hynes on the Surreal Fashion Fantasy of His New “Benzo” Video," 15 July 2019 Upcycling, the practice of creating new garments from old, is getting one-upped. Ray A. Smith, WSJ, "These Sweatshirts Are Trash," 5 July 2019 After all, kimonos are traditional Japanese garments that have been worn for centuries and are highly revered within Japanese culture. Mekita Rivas, refinery29.com, "Kim Kardashian Is Changing The Name Of Her Shapewear Line After Backlash," 3 July 2019 For the Hundreds, the T-shirt was never just a cotton garment with a good profit margin. Adam Tschorn, latimes.com, "Bobby Hundreds’ memoir is a snapshot of L.A.’s streetwear culture of the 2000s," 20 June 2019 Jenner appears to be a fan of animal print garments from Reformation. Nicole Saunders, Harper's BAZAAR, "Kendall Jenner Wore the Tiniest Leopard Print Mini Dress with Knee-High Boots," 20 June 2019 Dress reformers proposed comfortable and healthful alternatives to confining garments such as corsets and crinolines, the cage-like steel underskirts that characterized female fashion at the time. Kimberly Chrisman-campbell, The Atlantic, "When American Suffragists Tried to ‘Wear the Pants’," 12 June 2019 At the end of the semester, designers pick the best garments from each group and present them with a Critic's Award. Scarlett Newman, Teen Vogue, "Watch FIT's Future of Fashion Show Debuting The Next Generation of Top Designers," 9 May 2019 After the Rana Plaza disaster, the U.S. Department of Labor funded a project to improve fire and building safety in Bangladesh, with a special focus on the country’s $30 billion garments-for-export industry, the world’s second largest after China. Julhas Alam, The Seattle Times, "Bangladesh building fire exposes safety vulnerabilities," 29 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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