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

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 Making even a single garment creates a tremendous amount of fabric waste. Harris Quinn, Wired, 28 Dec. 2021 Founder Sara Blakely cut the control top off a pair of tights to serve as a smoothing garment to wear under white pants. Laura Lajiness, Vogue, 26 Dec. 2021 Many attendants wore dashikis, a traditional African garment that features bright colors and patterns. San Diego Union-Tribune, 26 Dec. 2021 The Rajco factory was closed and under guard, but dozens of other garment and small manufacturing plants — a mainstay of Pakistan’s modest export economy — were operating normally. Washington Post, 24 Dec. 2021 But the exhibition — which will also feature behind-the-scenes content on the process of paper-garment conservation — is also an opportunity to pay attention to the environmental impact of fast fashion. Sofia Krusmark, The Arizona Republic, 19 Dec. 2021 Day in the Life Gallery and Design Studio will host a pop-up exhibit featuring Lincoln High School senior Ava Hudson’s original 12-piece garment collection inspired by her Norwegian ancestry and admiration for traditional folk wear. oregonlive, 15 Dec. 2021 Similar to a music producer’s relationship to sound, Samuel is constantly visualizing a medley of patterns, textures, bold colors and the innovative ways a garment can aid in storytelling. Martine Thompson, Los Angeles Times, 15 Dec. 2021 Her office was in the garment district, the once booming textile neighborhood in Midtown Manhattan. New York Times, 14 Dec. 2021 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, 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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7 Jan 2022

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“Garment.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/garment. Accessed 17 Jan. 2022.

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garment

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English Language Learners Definition of garment

: 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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