- any article of clothing: dresses, suits, and other garments.
- an outer covering or outward appearance.
- to clothe, dress, or cover.
Origin of garment
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Examples from the Web for garment
“Five of them would attend a show and each one would memorize a certain part of a garment,” said Elia.The Big Business of Fashion Counterfeits
December 24, 2014
John worked in the Garment District selling a successful line of washed-silk sportswear called Go Silk.When Downtown Was Cool: Mario Batali, Simon Doonan, Wynton Marsalis Remember the Good Old Days
The Daily Beast
April 10, 2014
Music, too, can dismantle me—for instance, this morning: Sam Cooke singing “Touch the Hem of His Garment.”How I Write: Scott Spencer
March 13, 2014
She was left with four boys and no income, so she got a job in the Garment District.Mel Brooks Is Always Funny and Often Wise in This 1975 Playboy Interview
February 16, 2014
It can take two months to work on and manipulate a single dress into the garment she wants.The New Queens of Haute Couture
January 27, 2014
The edge of the garment was curiously wrought with golden palm leaves.Philothea
Lydia Maria Child
The garment is tubular and unprovided with hinges at the points of flexion.The Devil's Dictionary
But they were like spinners for some Power that said of life, as of a garment, Thus it must be.Old Greek Folk Stories Told Anew
Josephine Preston Peabody
The meanings are in those forms already, else they could be no garment of unveiling.A Dish Of Orts
Simple truth was its crown, and grace was the garment of it.Heather and Snow
- (often plural) an article of clothing
- outer covering
- (tr; usually passive) to cover or clothe
Word Origin and History for garment
c.1400, variant of garnement (early 14c.), from Old French garnement "garment, attire, clothes," from garnir "fit out, provide, adorn" (see garnish).