American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- v. To put clothes on; dress.
- v. To provide clothes for.
- v. To cover as if with clothing.
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.
GNU Webster's 1913
- v. To put garments on; to cover with clothing; to dress.
- v. To provide with clothes.
- v. Fig.: To cover or invest, as with a garment.
- v. Poetic To wear clothes.
- v. cover as if with clothing
- v. provide with clothes or put clothes on
- v. furnish with power or authority; of kings or emperors
- 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)
- Middle English clothen, from Old English clāthian, from clāth, cloth. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“It may be well here to clothe the Latin words of the Pope and the assembled Bishops in an English dress.”
“But in God's name clothe her for the daylight in decency.”
“For all of you who have been baptized clothe yourselves with Christ.”
“He was the prettiest baby we ever had, too, except -- except Edith, of course. An 'after Austin we didn't even bring up the subject again -- we was pretty well occupied wonderin' how we was goin 'to feed an' clothe 'em all, let alone havin 'pictures of' em.”
“Isn't it possible that GOD ALMIGHTY can 'clothe' HIMSEFL in such a way that we humans can behold HIM in a safe and comfortable manner?”
“-- under carriage-ing, not; but who has "undercarriage'd" you so that you need undertakers, and grave en-clothiers, so that they "clothe" you in their graves, and Gardens going to?”
“It's like having a teenager and saying, 'OK, I'm gonna feed and clothe you, but you have to live in this refrigerator.”
“Citing the process for making jeans—cutting in one country and dyeing in another before they're sold in a third—and the chemicals required to process cotton, Ms. Chang said she believes there has to be a smarter way to clothe people that avoids excess waste and damage to the environment.”
“Maybe, like Cosmo, they envision that I clothe myself in bubble wrap and lunch meat as part of my pre-class ritual.”
“I had returned an invalid, bitter and proud but useless, who had moreover saddled her with a child and no means to feed or clothe her.”
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