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Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
a food/medicine/clothes cupboardBritish English
▪ The medicine cupboard's in the bathroom.
a laundry/clothes basket (=for dirty clothes)
▪ Will you please put your socks in the laundry basket?
an item of clothing
▪ She’d bought a few items of clothing for her trip.
baby clothes/food
casual clothes
▪ Jean felt more comfortable in casual clothes.
clean clothes
▪ He had a shower and changed into clean clothes.
clothes basket
clothes brush
clothes hanger
clothes horse
clothes peg
comfortable clothes/shoes/boots etc
▪ You’ll need comfortable shoes for walking around the city.
designer clothes/jeans/suits etc
dirty clothes/washing/laundry
▪ She circled the bedroom, picking up dirty clothes.
dress/clothes sense (=an ability to choose clothes well)
▪ Her dress sense was faultless.
dry clothes
▪ I had no dry clothes to change into.
food/clothes/meat etc ration
▪ the weekly meat ration
▪ a coal ration of 4 kg a month
fuel/clothes/food etc rationing
▪ News of bread rationing created panic buying.
ladies’ fashion/clothing/shoes etc
▪ ladies’ underwear
shoe/clothing/grocery etc storeAmerican English (= one that sells one type of goods)
▪ She worked in a grocery store before going to college.
street clothes (=ordinary clothes, not a special uniform or costume)
▪ She changed into her street clothes and left the theatre.
swaddling clothes
▪ Ralph Lauren's Polo aftershave came galloping into the kitchen, followed shortly by a now fully clothed Lee.
▪ I took off my boots and lay down on the bed fully clothed.
▪ Children, many suffering from malnutrition, keep warm by doing exercises fully clothed.
▪ Condrey said he was still holding Higgins' hand when they walked into the water, fully clothed.
▪ After all I was fully clothed.
▪ But we all make concessions to age and physical erosion, so Young remained fully clothed on his naked bootleg.
▪ But even if she'd been fully clothed the chance of escape was gone before it arrived.
▪ It was like watching a postgame inter-view with an athlete, except that Roz was fully clothed.
▪ Within minutes, Tamika, squeaky clean for the first time in days, is proudly pulling the clothing on.
▪ As Mami and Papi finished dressing, the girls watched, fussing at their tights, an uncomfortable new article of clothing.
▪ The SHTRAYml, like other articles of clothing, is an instance where the restriction was turned into an ornament.
▪ Casually remove articles of clothing throughout the course of the meaL Insult your companions.
▪ I tell her to look for an article of clothing he might have left behind and slash that instead.
▪ The way in which we clothe our bodies and accentuate our physical attributes can also build power.
▪ Matthew was, carrying a black grip with him and said it contained a change of clothing.
▪ She always has to carry an extra change of clothing with her in case she has an accident.
▪ The shift was an unbroken sixteen hours and the children were clothed in rags.
▪ How would the children be fed and clothed, on Army pay?
▪ I felt a mixture of emotions as I proceeded to unstrap my assortment of protective clothing and equipment.
▪ While on the floor, they must follow established health and safety practices and wear the required protective clothing and equipment.
▪ Its food, clothing and equipment drives were worth nearly as much.
▪ They include objects of precious metal. like the jewelry and famous gold mask, and food and clothing.
▪ Provisions: Food, clothing, shelter, transportation, education, medical care.
▪ The prisoners who escaped invariably turned up at their homes, where they were given accommodation, food and clothing.
▪ Rent, food, furniture, clothes...
▪ An estimated 20m households depend on income from coffee to pay for food, clothing and education.
▪ We waited for food, clothing, medication.
▪ We delivered hot food, clothing, mail, and ammunition to them every day.
▪ There is urgent need there for food and clothing.
▪ Table 8.3 lists the major companies supplying sports clothing and footwear.
▪ If the consumer decides to participate then he or she will require a racket, shuttlecocks, clothing and footwear.
▪ They are: 1 membership and subscription fees 2 cost of equipment, clothing, and footwear.
▪ Although we have used the example of equipment here, in many ways the same applies to both sports clothing and footwear.
▪ These famously include: Name one item of clothing worn by the Three Musketeers?
▪ The photos are of a tall, thin man in baggy clothing.
▪ This unfortunately is the only piece of male outer clothing from the area.
▪ Every time we go out there and rake through a load, we turn over a piece of clothing and hope.
▪ Steam was rising everywhere, from each piece of clothing, from the spilled water.
▪ Nowadays I am accustomed to making deductions from a single piece of clothing or personal item associated with a crime.
▪ It must have been for the company, the contact, the occasional piece of clothing she made for Lucky.
▪ Red Cross volunteers are providing food, clothing and temporary shelter to the residents.
▪ The core of the sports industry is the sports goods sector: sports equipment, sports clothing, and sports shoes.
▪ Hamilton, who had never golfed, spent hundreds of dollars on clothing, shoes and clubs.
▪ Is this the best way to show women how this clothing might stand up to real-world stresses and tribulations?
▪ Some governments now frown on the open sale of alcohol, and zealots harass young women wearing Western clothing.
▪ The first was to enable the prison system to feed and clothe the prisoners through its own efforts.
▪ Merely earning enough money to keep a family housed, fed, and clothed is a major challenge for most people.
▪ You have no family to feed and clothe, you should have less of a problem.
▪ Perhaps this is because people are now better fed, housed and clothed.
▪ When she was born Eminem lived in a trailer park with little money from his kitchen job to feed or clothe her.
▪ Marshall Sahlins demonstrated that Paleolithic people needed to work only 14 hours a week to feed, clothe, and shelter themselves.
▪ The policy of Ellis, to feed and clothe the prison population from its own resources, has already been mentioned.
▪ Some governments now frown on the open sale of alcohol, and zealots harass young women wearing Western clothing.
▪ Can teachers wear distinctively religious clothing in public schools?
▪ When he posed for me he wore street clothes.
▪ A woman and a girl wore Western clothing.
▪ Others wear sandals and tattered clothing.
▪ Workers wear protective clothing when they handle the monkeys.
▪ While on the floor, they must follow established health and safety practices and wear the required protective clothing and equipment.
a wolf in sheep's clothing
▪ If ever there was a wolf in sheep's clothing this Bill is it.
best dress/shoes/clothes etc
▪ Everyone was in black because their best clothes were for funerals, and everyone danced.
▪ I washed them, then dressed them in their best clothes, but never new ones.
▪ She had her best shoes on, and a new hat.
▪ She had the best dress sense of any girl in Benedict's and a passion for altering the colour of her hair.
▪ The best car, the wittiest put-down, and the best dress.
▪ The first best clothes were only for Sunday and when visitors came.
▪ The princess arrayed herself in her best clothes and jewels.
▪ They would never let you in alone, even though you are wearing your best clothes.
change of clothes/underwear etc
▪ As any woman could tell you a change of clothes or hairstyle can instantly change the way people think about you.
▪ But I decided I wanted a change of clothes in the morning and my own bed that night.
▪ Clarisa passed him over to me at the window seat so she could pull out a change of clothes.
▪ Contrite, she backed off, collecting a change of clothes from her bag.
▪ Dominic could dress quickly when a change of clothes was called for.
▪ This does not necessarily mean paying out a lot of money for several totally new changes of clothes.
▪ With a change of clothes and some food, he set off in search of fools.
in plain clothes
▪ In uniform and in plain clothes, roughly 50 were on different shifts asking each shopper for more information.
▪ Large men in plain clothes and short haircuts had wanted to know his business.
▪ Mr Montesinos was escorted by agents in plain clothes into a helicopter shortly after arriving at Lima airport.
▪ They were in plain clothes and, in his opinion, drunk, arrogant and overpowering.
spare key/battery/clothes etc
▪ Carrying spare batteries could be a cheaper option to fast charging and all chargers rely on a power point anyway.
▪ Eventually, the spare key was found and they were released from the clutches of the car.
▪ I'd got no money, no night things, no spare clothes, no bank card.
▪ It may include parts of larger support weapons such as mortars, radio equipment and spare batteries.
▪ Make sure you have a supply of spare batteries too.
▪ Remember that I had always intended to leave spare key with the Twills next door but never got round to it.
▪ Some people take a fully charged spare battery along with them just in case!
▪ Soon she took my visits for granted and I was given the spare key to let myself in the door.
used cars/clothes etc
▪ Crackdown shows one third of used cars are not safe.
▪ However, with used cars, who knows?
▪ Leased a gravel lot for $ 15 a month and sold used cars.
▪ Now the tax on importing used cars has been slashed.
▪ The family also sticks to used cars.
working clothes
▪ As he approached them, Mungo could see that they wore blue uniform trousers under their working clothes.
▪ But she had to turn up at Maggie's school in her working clothes.
▪ In fact I felt rather a lout in my working clothes among the elegant gathering.
▪ Jonadab was not to be hurried and methodically finished changing into his working clothes before putting in an appearance.
▪ Still clad in her tattered working clothes, her wellingtons pumped away assiduously to give the instrument the breath it required.
▪ They went from the workplace into the canteen, they sat and opened their lunchboxes in their working clothes.
▪ They woke on Sunday morning and people wre going to church ... they daren't be seen in their working clothes.
▪ Both wore silver chaplets and were clothed from head to toe in robes of gold.
▪ In the Hindu tradition, a favorite devotional practice is the clothing of the images of the gods.
▪ Let me clothe you in my righteousness as you bow before me.
The Collaborative International Dictionary

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.


Clothe \Clothe\, v. i. To wear clothes. [Poetic]

Care no more to clothe eat.

Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary

Old English claðian, from claþ (see cloth). Related: Clothed, clothing. Other Old English words for this were scrydan and gewædian.


vb. 1 (context transitive English) To adorn or cover with clothing; to dress; to supply clothes or clothing. 2 (context figurative English) To cover or invest, as if with a garment.

  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]


Usage examples of "clothe".

In accord with their belief they are clothed at first in white garments, for white garments signify a state purified from evils.

Spaniard to allot him a sufficient quantity of land for a plantation, and on my giving him some clothes and tools for his planting work, which he said he understood, having been an old planter at Maryland, and a buccaneer into the bargain.

The Isle of Thanet, a secure and fertile district, was allotted for the residence of these German auxiliaries, and they were supplied, according to the treaty, with a plentiful allowance of clothing and provisions.

Who that has glowed over this exalted picture will tell us that we must make Virtue prosperous in order to allure to it, or clothe Vice with misery in order to revolt us from its image?

Winter time us had better clothes made out of yarn and us allus had good Sunday clothes.

In order to avoid chill and exposure, he was operated on in his old clothes, and while one limb was being amputated the other was being prepared.

For the economic rationale of this, I must refer disciples of Siegfried to a tract from my hand published by the Fabian Society and entitled The Impossibilities of Anarchism, which explains why, owing to the physical constitution of our globe, society cannot effectively organize the production of its food, clothes and housing, nor distribute them fairly and economically on any anarchic plan: nay, that without concerting our social action to a much higher degree than we do at present we can never get rid of the wasteful and iniquitous welter of a little riches and a deal of poverty which current political humbug calls our prosperity and civilization.

Her hair fell loose and tangled over her shoulders, because she had not been offered a thong to tie it up with, and she wore the odd alien clothing that the Antler affected, rather than the animal skins her people wore in the cold season, or the nudity they preferred in the heat.

Stripping away the last of his clothing, he examined the appendectomy scar on his lower right side.

The period for a new election of a citizen, to administer the executive government of the United States, being not far distant, and the time actually arrived, when your thoughts must be employed designating the person, who is to be clothed with that important trust, it appears to me proper, especially as it may conduce to a more distinct expression of the public voice, that I should now apprize you of the resolution I have formed, to decline being considered among the number of those out of whom a choice is to be made.

All else is now mere clothing about the man, not to be called part of him since it lies about him unsought, not his because not appropriated to himself by any act of the will.

One burst open, spewing cosmetics, shoes, clothes and assorted unmentionables across the floor.

We think she has been stolen by a man who had put aniseed on his clothing.

We are compelled to let several English sailors pass before us, decked out in their white drill clothes, fresh, fat, and pink, like little sugar figures, who attitudinize in a sheepish manner around the shafts of the columns.

A trifle pale, but that may have been the effect of her black clothing, rigid from the waist up, her shoes turned outward as befits a ballet dancer, she carried her school satchel -- which was brown, of artificial leather -- to school and her leek-green, dawn-red, and air-blue gym bags, dyed black, to Oliva or to the theater, and returned punctually and pigeon-toed, more well behaved than rebellious, to Elsenstrasse.