from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- transitive v. To put clothes on; dress.
- transitive v. To provide clothes for.
- transitive v. To cover as if with clothing.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- v. To adorn or cover with clothing; to dress; to supply clothes or clothing.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- transitive v. To put garments on; to cover with clothing; to dress.
- transitive v. To provide with clothes.
- transitive v. Fig.: To cover or invest, as with a garment.
- intransitive v. To wear clothes.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- To put garments on; invest with raiment; dress; attire.
- Hence To cover as if with clothing; overspread or surround with any covering, literally or figuratively; invest.
- To furnish with raiment; provide with clothing: as, to feed and clothe a child or an apprentice.
- Synonyms To attire, array, apparel.
- To wear clothes.
- Nautical, to cover with canvas; rig.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- v. cover as if with clothing
- v. provide with clothes or put clothes on
- v. furnish with power or authority; of kings or emperors
Middle English clothen, from Old English clāthian, from clāth, cloth.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From Middle English clothen, from Old English clāþian ("to clothe"), from Proto-Germanic *klaiþōnan (“to clothe”), from Proto-Indo-European *glei- (“to adhere to, stick”). Cognate with Dutch kleden and German kleiden. See also cloth, clad. (Wiktionary)