clad

1
[ klad ]
/ klæd /

verb

a simple past tense and past participle of clothe.

adjective (usually used in combination)

dressed: ill-clad vagrants.
covered: vine-clad cottages.

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Origin of clad

1
before 950; Middle English cladd(e), Old English clāthod(e) clothed. See clothe, -ed2

Definition for clad (2 of 3)

clad2
[ klad ]
/ klæd /

verb (used with object), clad, clad·ding.

to bond a metal to (another metal), especially to provide with a protective coat.

Origin of clad

2
First recorded in 1935–40; special use of clad1

Definition for clad (3 of 3)

clad-

variant of clado- before a vowel.
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British Dictionary definitions for clad (1 of 2)

clad1
/ (klæd) /

verb

a past participle of clothe

Word Origin for clad

Old English clāthode clothed, from clāthian to clothe

British Dictionary definitions for clad (2 of 2)

clad2
/ (klæd) /

verb clads, cladding or clad

(tr) to bond a metal to (another metal), esp to form a protective coating

Word Origin for clad

C14 (in the obsolete sense: to clothe): special use of clad 1
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