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Clad \Clad\ (kl[a^]d), v. t. To clothe. [Obs.]


Clad \Clad\, imp. & p. p. of Clothe. [1913 Webster] ||


Clothe \Clothe\ (kl[=o][th]), v. t. [imp. & p. p. Clothed (kl[=o][th]d) or Clad (kl[a^]d); p. pr. & vb. n. Clothing.] [OE. clathen, clothen, clethen, AS. cl[=a][eth]ian, cl[=ae][eth]an. See Cloth.]

  1. To put garments on; to cover with clothing; to dress.

    Go with me, to clothe you as becomes you.

  2. To provide with clothes; as, to feed and clothe a family; to clothe one's self extravagantly.

    Drowsiness shall clothe a man with rags.
    --Prov. xxiii. 21.

    The naked every day he clad, When he put on his clothes.

  3. Fig.: To cover or invest, as with a garment; as, to clothe one with authority or power.

    Language in which they can clothe their thoughts.

    His sides are clothed with waving wood.
    --J. Dyer.

    Thus Belial, with with words clothed in reason's garb.

Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary

"clothed," c.1300, mid-13c., from clad, alternative past tense and past participle of clothe. Old English had geclæþd, past participle of clæþan.


vb. 1 To clothe. 2 To cover with insulation. 3 (en-past of: clad) 4 (context archaic English) (en-pastclothe)

  1. See clothe

  2. [also: cladding]

  1. adj. wearing or provided with clothing; sometimes used in combination; "clothed and in his right mind"- Bible; "proud of her well-clothed family"; "nurses clad in white"; "white-clad nurses" [syn: clothed] [ant: unclothed]

  2. having an outer covering especially of thin metal; "steel-clad"; "armor-clad"

  3. [also: cladding]

  1. v. provide with clothes or put clothes on; "Parents must feed and dress their child" [syn: dress, enclothe, garb, raiment, tog, garment, habilitate, fit out, apparel] [ant: undress]

  2. furnish with power or authority; of kings or emperors [syn: invest, adorn]

  3. [also: clad]


CLAD may refer to:

  • Canine Leukocyte Adhesion Deficiency
  • Centre de linguistique appliquée de Dakar, the language institute in Dakar, Senegal
  • Certified LabVIEW Associate Developer

Usage examples of "clad".

And right anon he changed his array, And clad him as a poore labourer.

And with that word anon there gan appear An old man, clad in white clothes clear, That had a book with letters of gold in hand, And gan before Valerian to stand.

They found the bodies of the four dead Salamanders, still clad in their asbestos suits.

The street they were following crossed a small square in which a wildly gesticulating ayatollah clad in a yellow tunic and green smock was haranguing a crowd pressed from wall to wall.

The drawbridge was immediately lowered at his call, and richly clad servants bade him welcome with joyful mien.

Octagonal in form, clad in white and green marble, decorated with rounded arches and stately columns and pilasters, all crowned with a white marble roof that conceals the dome below, the Baptistery is an exquisite example of Tuscan Romanesque architecture.

After a while he thought of a scantily clad woman with enormous breasts bazooms boobs titties.

Clad in her clinging muslin chemise she opened the valise to take out her bedgown, then froze in dismay.

And with the deep gratitude which she felt towards her benefactress was blended a sort of impassioned respect, which rendered her timid and deferent each time that she saw her arrive, tall and distinguished, ever clad in black, and showing the remnants of her former beauty which sorrow had wrecked already, though she was barely six-and-forty years of age.

They seemed clad in the skins of beasts, so torn and bepatched the raiment that had survived nearly four years of cruising.

What splashed down through the aquamarine depths appeared to be a slender Hawaiian girl, clad in a bikini of water lilies.

Icarii birdman, clad in a shimmery silver suit that flashed blue over the curves of his body as he moved.

Clad in a hunting vest with woollen hose, he was engaged in making horse-hair springes for snipes and plover, while his eyes brightened as he beheld the bittern, and he vouchsafed a quiet nod to our salutations.

Between the fireplace and the dying man squatted a thick-set black man, clad only in ragged, muddy trousers.

The dead man was not an Indian, but a black man, a brawny ebon giant, clad, like the red men, in a bark loin clout, with a crest of parrot feathers on his head.