clothe

[ klohth ]
/ kloʊð /

verb (used with object), clothed or clad, cloth·ing.

to dress; attire.
to provide with clothing.
to cover with or as with clothing.

Nearby words

  1. cloth yard,
  2. cloth-cap,
  3. cloth-eared,
  4. cloth-of-gold,
  5. clothbound,
  6. clothed,
  7. clothes,
  8. clothes horse,
  9. clothes moth,
  10. clothes peg

Origin of clothe

before 950; Middle English clothen, Old English clāthian, derivative of clāth cloth

Related forms
Can be confusedcloth clothe clothes

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British Dictionary definitions for clothed

clothe

/ (kləʊð) /

verb clothes, clothing, clothed or clad (tr)

to dress or attire (a person)
to provide with clothing or covering
to conceal or disguise
to endow or invest

Word Origin for clothe

Old English clāthian, from clāth cloth; related to Old Norse klætha

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Word Origin and History for clothed

clothe

v.

Old English claðian, from claþ (see cloth). Related: Clothed, clothing. Other Old English words for this were scrydan and gewædian.

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