- 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 clothed
And it often travels so lightly that you can forget you are clothed in its benefits.What Would Happen if I Got in White Cop’s Face?
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There is no way to really justify the constant (clothed) closeups of her crotch and breasts.Bayonetta Is Nintendo’s Graphic, Ass-Kicking Barbie
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Everyone is clothed and basically just laughing at this silly sex toy someone brought out as a conversation piece.Miss America Hypocrisy: The Vanessa Williams Nude Photo Shaming
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A dark-skinned man and light-skinned woman stand among a crowd, clothed chimpanzees in each of their arms—an implausible family.Garry Winogrand’s American Hustle Comes To The Met
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They hang alongside his Democracy pictures as a clothed contrast.David Bailey’s ‘Stardust’ Shows a Keen Eye for Fine Faces
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He has clothed the Graces, though the Graces never clothed him.
They were clothed in bright garments, with garlands on their heads.
Since they came to this colony they had been fed and clothed, and no one would take any money.Explorations in Australia
The masses of our people are better fed, clothed, and housed than their fathers were.
I endeavoured to obtain sight of him, but he was so wrapped and clothed that I did not succeed.
- 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 clothed
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