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 From 1909 to 1910, immigrant women who worked in garment factories held a strike to protest their working conditions. Jo Yurcaba, Woman's Day, "21 Women's History Month Facts," 12 Jan. 2021 Thou shalt not let thy cattle gender with a diverse kind, says the Lord, and thou shalt not sow thy field with mingled seed, neither shall a garment mingled of linen and wool come upon thee. Martin Aitken, Harpers Magazine, "A Mutable Feast," 5 Jan. 2021 Tamil Nadu investigates over 7,000 garment factories and spinning mills over the lack of basic facilities such as toilets and creches for its mostly female workforce. Ananya Bhattacharya, Quartz India, "Modi’s Make in India revolution is coming at the cost of Indian factory workers," 23 Dec. 2020 With the World Bank warning that as many as 150 million people could fall into extreme poverty by the end of 2021, the future remains uncertain for garment workers across the world. New York Times, "The Ups and Downs of Fashion in 2020," 23 Dec. 2020 Hundreds of garment factories in Cambodia have suspended operations as their orders plunged, according to the Garment Manufacturers Association in Cambodia. Washington Post, "A new Chuck E. Cheese children’s ride but no one to ride it," 1 Aug. 2020 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 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

19 Jan 2021

Cite this Entry

“Garment.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/garment. Accessed 21 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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