cloth

[ klawth, kloth ]
/ klɔθ, klɒθ /
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noun, plural cloths [klawth z, kloth z, klawths, kloths] /klɔðz, klɒðz, klɔθs, klɒθs/.

adjective

of or made of cloth: She wore a cloth coat trimmed with fur.

Origin of cloth

before 900; Middle English cloth, clath cloth, garment, Old English clāth; cognate with Dutch kleed, German Kleid
Related formscloth·like, adjectiveun·der·cloth, noun
Can be confusedcloth clothe clothes
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British Dictionary definitions for cloths

cloth

/ (klɒθ) /

noun plural cloths (klɒθs, klɒðz)

Word Origin for cloth

Old English clāth; related to Old Frisian klēth, Middle High German kleit cloth, clothing
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Word Origin and History for cloths

cloth


n.

Old English claþ "a cloth, sail, cloth covering, woven or felted material to wrap around one," hence, also, "garment," from Proto-Germanic *kalithaz (cf. Old Frisian klath "cloth," Middle Dutch cleet, Dutch kleed "garment, dress," Middle High German kleit, German Kleid "garment"), of obscure origin. As an adjective from 1590s. The cloth "the clerical profession" is from 17c. in reference to characteristic dress.

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Idioms and Phrases with cloths

cloth


see out of whole cloth; sackcloth and ashes.

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