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 company's original title took its name from the kimono -- a traditional Japanese garment -- and the name stirred outrage. Charles Trepany, USA TODAY, "Kim Kardashian will rename shapewear brand following cultural appropriation backlash," 1 July 2019 British lawmakers recently proposed a penny tax on all new garments. Washington Post, "The Future of Fashion Is a Rented Dress," 18 Sep. 2019 Fortuny, who was inspired by Greek sculpture, made garments that draped over the body. Julie Washington, cleveland.com, "Fashions of 1920s shimmer and shine in ‘Downton Abbey’ the movie," 17 Sep. 2019 The company also offers foundation garments through its brands Mae and Arabella, which sell lingerie and various other undergarments. Alyssa Newcomb, Fortune, "Amazon’s In-House Products Go Far Beyond AmazonBasics," 16 Sep. 2019 The company made a sizable donation to the United Nations World Food Programme, and produced and showed garments that would be sold to benefit the charity. Vogue, "8 Ways Demna Gvasalia Disrupted Fashion at Vetements—Not Least of All By Walking Away," 16 Sep. 2019 For instance, some garments were printed with messages about censorship taken directly from internet search engines in China, where results are often censored. Kristen Bateman, Teen Vogue, "Refuse Club Is the Chinese Designer Duo Using Social Media to Make Statements About Censorship and #MeToo," 13 Sep. 2019 Some garments looked updated to an era where hip-hop has become more popular than rock, as in some of the pieces from Pyer Moss’s ongoing collaboration with Reebok. Marc Bain, Quartzy, "A celebratory NYFW show honored the queer black woman who built the template for rock ‘n’ roll," 9 Sep. 2019 But many Catholics wary of Pope Francis would agree with the garment-maker’s general point that business and morality should go hand in hand. The Economist, "Popenomics," 7 Sep. 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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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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