garment

[ gahr-muhnt ]
/ ˈgɑr mənt /

noun

any article of clothing: dresses, suits, and other garments.
an outer covering or outward appearance.

verb (used with object)

to clothe, dress, or cover.

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Origin of garment

1300–50; Middle English garnement < Old French garniment, equivalent to garni(r) to garnish + -ment -ment

OTHER WORDS FROM garment

gar·ment·less, adjectivere·gar·ment, verb (used with object)un·gar·ment·ed, adjectivewell-gar·ment·ed, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for garment

garment
/ (ˈɡɑːmənt) /

noun

(often plural) an article of clothing
outer covering

verb

(tr; usually passive) to cover or clothe

Derived forms of garment

garmentless, adjective

Word Origin for garment

C14: from Old French garniment, from garnir to equip; see garnish
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