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 The collapse, in 2013, of the Rana Plaza, in Bangladesh, was the deadliest garment-factory disaster in history. Patrick Radden Keefe, The New Yorker, "Briefly Noted," 17 Sep. 2019 The government was taken unawares by the rapid growth of the garment industry. The Economist, "Bangladesh tries to muffle the siren song of the capital," 12 Sep. 2019 Her father was a shoelace manufacturer, her mother a dress buyer in the garment industry. Sam Roberts, New York Times, "Susan Kamil, a Top Book Editor and Publisher, Dies at 69," 10 Sep. 2019 Women working at a garment factory in Vietnam, which is gaining popularity among manufacturers seeking cheap labor. Mike Bird, WSJ, "Vietnam’s Moment Is Here," 28 June 2019 On the same morning of the murders, police were called to a nearby garment factory where Doyle Simpson reported that someone had broken into a parked car and stolen a .38 caliber pistol. David G. Savage, latimes.com, "Curtis Flowers murder conviction is overturned. Supreme Court cites bias against black defendant in Mississippi," 21 June 2019 The company collaborated with stylist Rachael Wang on a lookbook and campaign to honor the Rana Plaza garment factory collapse in Bangladesh — a tragedy that killed 1,134 people and injured 2,500 in 2013. Jessica Andrews, Teen Vogue, "Rachael Wang On Fair Trade’s First-Ever Lookbook, Activism and Sustainability," 29 Apr. 2019 Many families have had to send members to work in garment factories in the distant capital of Phnom Penh, or have simply moved away. Vince Beiser, National Geographic, "Sand mining threatens ways of life, from Cambodia to Nigeria," 23 Apr. 2019 The 1940 introduction of nylon revolutionized the garment industry, and women flocked to purchase intimates created with the new synthetic material. Vogue, "The True History of the Ultimate Wardrobe Essential—Your Bra," 11 Mar. 2019 Recent Examples on the Web: Verb Sara Ziff, executive director of modeling advocacy group The Model Alliance, says retailers have the same obligation to models that apparel makers have to garment workers. Kim Bhasin, Fortune, "Major Retailers Had ‘Tremendous’ Concerns About Fashion Model Scout’s Ties to Jeffrey Epstein," 19 Aug. 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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26 Oct 2019

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

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garment

noun
How to pronounce garment (audio)

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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