Crossword clues for clothing
Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
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.]
To put garments on; to cover with clothing; to dress.
Go with me, to clothe you as becomes you.
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.
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.
Thus Belial, with with words clothed in reason's garb.
Clothing \Cloth"ing\, n.
Garments in general; clothes; dress; raiment; covering.
From others he shall stand in need of nothing, Yet on his brothers shall depend for clothing.
As for me, . . . my clothing was sackloth.
--Ps. xxxv. 13
The art of process of making cloth. [R.]
Instructing [refugees] in the art of clothing.
A covering of non-conducting material on the outside of a boiler, or steam chamber, to prevent radiation of heat.
(Mach.) See Card clothing, under 3d Card.
Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary
c.1200, "action of dressing in clothes," verbal noun from clothe. From late 13c. as "clothes collectively;" 1590s as an adjective.
n. 1 Any of a wide variety of articles, usually made of fabrics, animal hair, animal skin, or some combination thereof, used to cover the human body for warmth, to preserve modesty, or for fashion. 2 An act or instance of putting clothes on. 3 (context obsolete English) The art of process of making cloth. 4 A covering of non-conducting material on the outside of a boiler, or steam chamber, to prevent radiation of heat. vb. (present participle of clothe English)
Clothing (also called clothes) is manufactured fiber and textile material worn on the body. The wearing of clothing is mostly restricted to humans and is a feature of nearly all human society. The amount and type of clothing one wears depend on physical requirements and local culture. Cultures regard some clothing types as gender-specific.
Usage examples of "clothing".
Lectures on Rhetoric and Oratory, but before it could arrive, Jefferson had concluded that it must be some article of home-produced clothing, and so in reply to Adams wrote at length about the virtues of the spinning jenny and loom, and of the thriftiness of household manufactures.
We are naturally shocked at the clothing of a grave subject in anapestic metre, or the treatment of a long and lofty theme in short, choppy lines.
As she lumbered clumsily toward Kethry, the sorceress got a whiff of an unpleasant reekhalf unwashed clothing and stale sweat, half an animallike musk.
But the heavy winter clothing she was wearing could have easily concealed a small handgun, and Anse was beginning to suspect that Noelle Murphy was someone who was often full of surprises.
Silver rims or lines covered their joint areas on the clothing, like the shoulders and elbows, and even covering their rib, waist, shoulder, and neck area.
They stayed there most of the day, catching up on food and sleep and being fitted with Argentian clothing.
Smiling faces on folks laden with armsful of clothing, toiletries and treats, singing the praises of Bianca Germayne, played very well, especially when counterpointed against local government officials saying that everyone would have to tighten their belts and pull together until the crisis passed.
The duke has sworn that any who asks to be returned to Earth will be returned there on the next available car and given clothing and money.
Baba fully agreed that it would be difficult to discern his true identity, for, surrounded by so many with virtually identical beards and clothing, he, too, found it nearly impossible to recognize those among the thieves whom he had so recently learned to know as individuals.
His only clothing was a hide loincloth and a brace of belts cinched tight over his stomach.
And when Joe Granado applied the benzidine test to the clothing, the results were uniformly negative.
Many of the spots on the clothing the TV crew had found gave a positive benzidine reaction, indicating blood, but Granado was unable to determine whether it was animal or human.
Under his clothing Bergamo was pale his body not nearly as wrinkled as his face, and in pretty good shape.
From the rest of the lamplit gloom his eyes picked out a pallet on the groundsheet of the tent, hooks on the central pole of the tent for clothing and weapons, a chest with her name and rank stenciled on it in the blockier form of Nantukhtar writing.
During the hot stage, the extra clothing and the bottles of hot water should be gradually removed and cold drinks taken instead of warm.