[ gahr-muhnt ]
/ ˈgɑr mənt /


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

verb (used with object)

to clothe, dress, or cover.

Origin of garment

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

Related forms

gar·ment·less, adjectivere·gar·ment, verb (used with object)un·gar·ment·ed, adjectivewell-gar·ment·ed, adjective Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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British Dictionary definitions for garment


/ (ˈɡɑːmənt) /


(often plural) an article of clothing
outer covering


(tr; usually passive) to cover or clothe

Derived Forms

garmentless, adjective

Word Origin for garment

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