- a simple past tense and past participle of clothe.
- dressed: ill-clad vagrants.
- covered: vine-clad cottages.
Origin of clad1
- to bond a metal to (another metal), especially to provide with a protective coat.
Origin of clad2
- to dress; attire.
- to provide with clothing.
- to cover with or as with clothing.
Origin of clothe
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- variant of clado- before a vowel.
Examples from the Web for clad
Clad in a blue, striped button-down, a silver watch adorning his left wrist, Huckabee beams on the cover.Huckabee 2016: Bend Over and Take It Like a Prisoner!
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They described him as clad in black, his face smeared with mud.Killer Eric Frein Held in Murdered Cop’s Cuffs
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Clad in kilts, blue-and-white T-shirts and flags, they out-shouted and, in some cases, shouted down their opponents.Scotland Says Resounding ‘No’ to Independence
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Jihadist fighters then brought in the woman, clad head to toe in black, and put her in a small hole in the ground.Why Liberals Should Back Iraq Intervention
August 11, 2014
The contestants return for the “swimsuit” round, clad in light blue, bedazzled tulle g-strings.And the Wiener Is…My Trip to Brooklyn’s Smallest Penis Pageant
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All the sales of sheep and lambs are by the "clad score" which contains twenty-one.Camps, Quarters and Casual Places
She was clad in white that made her Italian looks more pronounced.The Foolish Lovers
St. John G. Ervine
Mr Verloc reposed characteristically, clad in his outdoor garments.The Secret Agent
Two other women, all clad in lavender, appeared in the doorway.The Yates Pride
Mary E. Wilkins Freeman
From his head to his feet he was clad in a horse's hide, dressed with the hair upon it.The Merry Adventures of Robin Hood
- a past participle of clothe
- (tr) to bond a metal to (another metal), esp to form a protective coating
- to dress or attire (a person)
- to provide with clothing or covering
- to conceal or disguise
- to endow or invest
Word Origin and History for clad
"clothed," c.1300, mid-13c., from clad, alternative past tense and past participle of clothe. Old English had geclæþd, past participle of clæþan.