- garments collectively; clothes; raiment; apparel.
- a covering.
Origin of clothing
- 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 clothing
Today, the city is an Asian hipster outpost, with shopping malls, clothing boutiques, and mixologist-prepared cocktails.Cambodia’s Smoke-and-Mirrors Democracy
January 9, 2015
Families stuff a life-size male doll with memories of the outgoing year and dress him in their clothing.New Year’s Eve, Babylon Style
December 31, 2014
His clothing line that his friend described as “upscale and urban” was a dud.Alleged Cop Killer’s Blood-Soaked Screenplay
December 24, 2014
Sneaker and clothing brands routinely dole out buckets of dough to drape their swag over popular cultural characters.Would You Pay $100 For a 50 Cent Bulge? Men’s Undies Get Expensive
December 23, 2014
After cleaning up the copious amount of blood on my body in a bathroom, I found my clothing and got dressed.I Was Gang Raped at a UVA Frat 30 Years Ago, and No One Did Anything
December 16, 2014
Is not the life more precious than its food, and the body than its clothing?The Conquest of Fear
He ran up the staircase to his room and flung on some clothing.K
Mary Roberts Rinehart
If it were not for the necessity of bread and clothing, what a good time a fellow might have.In the Midst of Alarms
The kind of clothing worn by a man whose tailor is a blacksmith.The Devil's Dictionary
All their clothing was wet and they were discolored with mud.The Rock of Chickamauga
Joseph A. Altsheler
- garments collectively
- something that covers or clothes
- 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 clothing
c.1200, "action of dressing in clothes," verbal noun from clothe. From late 13c. as "clothes collectively;" 1590s as an adjective.