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

Marks & Spencer, the official tailor to the England team, says sales of the grandfatherly garments have doubled during the World Cup. Danica Kirka, The Seattle Times, "Coach of England wins the nation’s heart by being a nice guy," 10 July 2018 Georgia once made drab clothes for the victims of communism; its garment industry collapsed with the Soviet Union. The Economist, "Georgia is the new Black (Sea fashion hub)," 3 May 2018 In 2017, China agreed to ban a variety of North Korean exports — coal, iron ore, marine products, and goods from the country’s emergent textile and garment industry. Stephan M. Haggard, Washington Post, "Those North Korea sanctions might be working. Here’s why.," 6 Apr. 2018 The garment industry has long resisted automation for one key reason: soft fabric is difficult for robots to handle. Sophie Weiner, Popular Mechanics, "A Robot Can Finally Sew a T-Shirt," 30 Sep. 2016 The garment industry here in the south Indian state of Tamil Nadu earns billions of dollars annually, employs about a half-million people and exports clothes to Europe and the United States. Adam Matthews, Newsweek, "The Environmental Crisis in Your Closet," 13 Aug. 2015 Born in New York in 1940, she was raised by her unwed mother and an aunt, immigrant garment-factory workers from Latvia whose relatives were killed in the Holocaust. John Wilkens, sandiegouniontribune.com, "Exhibit curator found her way in the world, now helps others," 8 July 2018 His mother, Ramonita, was a seamstress in a garment factory. CBS News, ""Under One Roof," at NYC's Tenement Museum," 24 June 2018 The code applies to the garment industry and prohibits slave labor, discrimination and unsafe or unhealthy working conditions. Michael Hiltzik, latimes.com, "Why is Tesla fighting a rule that would force electric-car manufacturers to treat their workers well?," 15 June 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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