- to dress; attire.
- to provide with clothing.
- to cover with or as with clothing.
Origin of clothe
before 950; Middle English clothen, Old English clāthian, derivative of clāth cloth
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1. robe, garb, array, accouter, bedeck.
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Examples from the Web for well-clothed
We left Hawa knowing the children were at least in good hands: well-fed, well-clothed.The Life of a Liberian Child with Ebola
November 5, 2014
The canoes were filled with well-clothed, intelligent natives.The Cruise of the Mary Rose
William H. G. Kingston
Again he saw his big, well-clothed figure in a glass, and he smiled.The Guarded Heights
This well-clothed vegetable is now fit to see company, or make love.A Wanderer in Holland
E. V. Lucas
He sent his labouring people out to the neighbourhood, and gathered to him thirty well-clothed men, and rode home with them.Heimskringla
Well-fed, well-clothed and well-housed, he still fears the elements and dreads exposure and hunger.Bird-Lore March-April 1916
- dressed in good quality clothes
- to dress or attire (a person)
- to provide with clothing or covering
- to conceal or disguise
- to endow or invest
Old English clāthian, from clāth cloth; related to Old Norse klætha
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Word Origin and History for well-clothed
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