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 How could an American pastime-turned-garment be anything but classic? Katharine K. Zarrella, WSJ, "From Jackie O to Rihanna, the Ultimate Guide to Classic Style," 21 Dec. 2020 Instead of adorning a wooly garment with blinking bulbs and tinsel, Kiszla -- a nonpartisan staff attorney at the Alabama State House in Montgomery -- went for the gusto and opted for a wacky woodworking project. Mary Colurso | Mcolurso@al.com, al, "Alabama man wears a train set that plays ‘Jingle Bells,’ and we’re here for it," 20 Dec. 2020 Its main shareholder and legal representative, Cheng Jianghuai, is an executive of garment companies across Xinjiang. Los Angeles Times, "‘Will they let us live?’ Inside Xinjiang, survivors of China’s internment camps speak," 17 Dec. 2020 In it, Punwasi explained the actual cost to design a garment that’s made in America by union workers — as all of the items sold on Ocasio-Cortez’s website are. Eliza Huber, refinery29.com, "Here’s What Everyone Complaining About AOC’s $58 “Tax The Rich” Sweatshirt Missed," 4 Dec. 2020 The archangel Michael, in his dashing garment with rainbow wings, stands astride the narrow earthly realm, where the desperate cry out to be saved. Sebastian Smee, Washington Post, "Van Eyck included a mind-blowing detail in these religious panels," 14 Oct. 2020 One exception is when wearing a base layer as your only upper garment for cool-weather outdoor activities. The Editors, Field & Stream, "Three Things To Consider When Shopping For A Base Layer," 19 Sep. 2019 It’s a multi-hyphenate garment that echoes the long standing cult-following of Patagonia’s classic fleece, but wins over with an elevated, luxurious twist. Julie Tong, Vogue, "In Search of the Perfect Half-Zip Pullover Sweater," 13 Dec. 2020 None of the 14 garment manufacturers visited by the county were in full compliance. Los Angeles Times, "Guy Fieri and many others hate outdoor restaurant ban. Here’s why some experts say it’s essential," 11 Dec. 2020 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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Time Traveler for garment

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

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Last Updated

7 Jan 2021

Cite this Entry

“Garment.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/garment. Accessed 17 Jan. 2021.

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More Definitions for garment

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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