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 direct inverse of that would be shopping vintage or consignment, making use of what exists and extending the life span of a garment in the process. Vogue, "The 21 Best Secondhand and Vintage Gifts to Buy Now—Before Someone Else Does," 27 Nov. 2019 The cut and three-dimensional shape of a garment cannot be copyrighted, for instance. Marc Bain, Quartzy, "Versace’s famed J.Lo Grammy dress is at the center of a new lawsuit," 27 Nov. 2019 Here, the population wears faux-medieval garments that wouldn't be out of place at a Renaissance Faire, and everyone stands around arguing about their version of urban decay. Ani Bundel, Ars Technica, "See on Apple TV+: Less Game of Thrones, more unintentionally funny SyFy," 29 Oct. 2019 Underwear is the first choice of garment of the day. Sangeeta Tanwar, Quartz India, "A young, US-educated entrepreneur is giving Indian men’s underwear a makeover," 31 July 2019 Patients can return to light workouts after seven to ten days, while still wearing the compression garments, but should avoid high impact cardio until after the post-op appointment. Kaitlin Clark, Allure, "Everything You Need to Know About Liposuction Surgery," 30 July 2019 Movement around the cabin helps keep your blood moving, as does wearing the right garments. Andrea Cheng, Condé Nast Traveler, "The Most Comfortable Brands to Wear on a Long-Haul Flight," 2 July 2019 Rather, just hang them up to air out—which will likely lengthen the life of the garment, too. Amy Marturana, SELF, "I'm Obsessed With Merino Wool Activewear and Honestly You Should Be, Too," 24 May 2019 There is something pure about an image that is not overwhelmed with the context of a garment. Melania Hidalgo, The Cut, "This Daring Female Photographer Is Launching a New Book," 27 Apr. 2018 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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7 Dec 2019

Cite this Entry

“Garment.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/garments. Accessed 15 December 2019.

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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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