- garments for the body; articles of dress; wearing apparel.
Origin of clothes
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- to dress; attire.
- to provide with clothing.
- to cover with or as with clothing.
Origin of clothe
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Examples from the Web for clothes
BEIRUT—It is December, but Sabrine Omar is still wearing her summer clothes.A Sunni-Shia Love Story Imperiled by al Qaeda
December 26, 2014
They dye their hair and alter their clothes, but not enough to attract attention from authorities.North Korea’s Secret Movie Bootleggers: How Western Films Make It Into the Hermit Kingdom
December 22, 2014
In St. Louis, I believe, for a change of clothes and to go to a nightclub.Alfred Hitchcock’s Fade to Black: The Great Director’s Final Days
December 13, 2014
Indeed, in as much as clothes define us, Hurley had the strange distinction of having her persona defined by a dress.Happy 20th Birthday, Liz Hurley’s Safety-Pin Dress
December 12, 2014
Hair and makeup have evolved stylistically along with the clothes we wear.100 Years of Beauty Styles in 1 Minute
Jack Holmes, The Daily Beast Video
December 3, 2014
Say, you come out with me some night jest in your workin' clothes.
All is prepared—the table and the feast— With due appurtenance of clothes and cushions.Philothea
Lydia Maria Child
"It will take me a week to get your clothes ready," said Mrs. Rushton.Brave and Bold
Honestly, I am glad to find you here at your work in your miner's clothes.
You know I do not care about money, except just to buy my clothes and things.Malbone
Thomas Wentworth Higginson
- articles of dress
- (as modifier)clothes brush Related adjective: vestiary
- mainly British short for bedclothes
- to dress or attire (a person)
- to provide with clothing or covering
- to conceal or disguise
- to endow or invest
Word Origin and History for clothes
Old English claðas "cloths, clothes," originally plural of clað "cloth" (see cloth), which, in 19c., after the sense of "article of clothing" had mostly faded from it, acquired a new plural form, cloths, to distinguish it from this word.