Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • transitive v. To sheathe or cover (a metal) with a metal.
  • transitive v. To cover with a protective or insulating layer of other material.
  • v. A past tense and a past participle of clothe.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • v. To clothe.
  • v. To cover with insulation.
  • v. Simple past tense and past participle of clad.
  • v. Simple past tense and past participle of clothe.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • imp. & p. p. of clothe.
  • transitive v. To clothe.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • To clothe.
  • n. Preterit and past participle of clothe.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adj. having an outer covering especially of thin metal
  • adj. wearing or provided with clothing; sometimes used in combination

Etymologies

Back-formation from cladding.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
Alternative perfect and past participle of clothe: Old English geclæþd, past participle of clæþan ("to clothe"), from clað ("cloth"). Compare Icelandic klæða ("to clothe"). (Wiktionary)

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  • Modern variant of cladus; a ray of a sponge spicule.

    December 26, 2010

  • In coinmaking, any of the modern "sandwich" coins that have layers of copper and nickel (e.g., a pure copper core surrounded by a copper-nickel alloy).

    April 21, 2008