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

Prewashing garments before they are sold could capture a big share of pollution. Jennifer Smith, WSJ, "Today’s Logistics Report: Shrinking Japan’s Fleet; Squeezing the Grocers; Highway Dividing Lines," 8 Mar. 2019 Newer, unwashed garments tend to shed more lint than clothing that’s been washed and worn before, Dr. Goldbach says, because the loosest fibers have typically already come off in the wash. Carolyn L. Todd, SELF, "Excuse Me, What Even Is Belly Button Lint?," 1 Mar. 2019 Another mantle she’s taken up (alone, so far) is her support of consignment and rental services, which extend the lifespan of garments and discourage people from constantly buying new ones, especially at fast-fashion chains. Emily Farra, Vogue, "“I Need a Few More Colleagues Linking My Arm”—Stella McCartney Sounds Off on Sustainability, Faux Leather, and the Lack of Honesty Around Both," 15 Feb. 2019 In fact, many of the garments on view, their labels tell us, have appeared in numerous shows on various subjects, attesting to the multiple meanings that can cohere in one piece. Laura Jacobs, WSJ, "‘Exhibitionism: 50 Years of The Museum at FIT’ Review: Fashion History Hits the Runway," 12 Feb. 2019 The Met’s upcoming Costume Institute exhibit will display a selection of ecclesiastical garments and accessories on loan from the Vatican, but these holy objects are not where the imaginative Catholic aesthetic is best on display. Kelly Conaboy, The Cut, "Catholic High School Students Are Unrelentingly Inventive," 7 May 2018 The company’s second collection, a line of casual-elegant silk garments, was produced in Thailand by female prisoners at Chiang Mai Women’s Correctional Institution. Megan Conway, WSJ, "Copenhagen Fashion Week: A Danish Label Paving the Way on Ethical Style," 30 Jan. 2019 Cloud keeps a scarf in her kit at all times, not for accessorizing, but to keep the garment makeup stain-free. Ana Colón, Glamour, "8 Red Carpet Fashion Hacks Celebrity Stylists Swear By," 18 Jan. 2019 The fashion capital of the world will be home to the Gabrielle Chanel Rooms of the Palais Galliera this year, with over 200,000 garments on showcase from the heritage house, along with other brands. Carrie Goldberg, Harper's BAZAAR, "The 19 Best Places to Travel in 2019," 10 Jan. 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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