American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Cloths: the older plural of cloth, now used only in composition, and including usually senses 2 and 3, as in clothes-basket, clothes-horse, clothes-line, etc.
- Garments for the human body; dress; vestments; raiment; vesture.
- Materials for covering a bed; bedclothes.
- v. Third-person singular simple present indicative form of clothe.
- n. Items of clothing; apparel.
- n. obsolete Plural form of cloth.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. Covering for the human body; dress; vestments; vesture; -- a general term for whatever covering is worn, or is made to be worn, for decency or comfort.
- n. The covering of a bed; bedclothes.
- n. clothing in general
- Middle English cloþes (Wiktionary)
- Middle English, from Old English clāthas, pl. of clāth, cloth. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“Dressed as I was in the mollah bashis clothes, my first care was to make such alterations in them that they should not hold me up to suspicion, and this I did for a trifling expense at an old clothes shop, although, at the same time, I took care not to part with any of the valuable articles which had fallen into my possession.”
“There was a lawn tennis court and eleven indoor staff, there was fishing and shooting, and adventures for the children, with tree houses and charades; a family orchestra and dressing up in clothes from the huge dressing-up cupboard on wet days.”
“As I said, all the knowledge I had about what message to give with the clothes is here invalid.”
“Another interesting thing I see in the paintings besides the clothes is the women's figures.”
“While others label clothes for heavier women "plus sizes," she dubs them "real sizes.”
“The chief god with white hair and wonderful clothes -- It is what they call clothes; under it they are as you and me, only the color is different -- the chief god will give many bells to any folk who can show him the way to Quinsai.”
“When I am drying my clothes is my most comfortable moment!”
“Upon those views, I began to consider about putting the few rags I had, which I called clothes, into some order.”
“Upon these views I began to consider about putting the few rags I had, which I called clothes, into some order; I had worn out all the waistcoats I had, and my business was now to try if I could not make jackets out of the great watch-coats which I had by me, and with such other materials as I had; so I set to work, tailoring, or rather, indeed, botching, for I made most piteous work of it.”
“Upon these views, I began to consider about putting the few rags I had, which I called clothes, into some order: I had worn out all the waistcoats I had, and my business was now to try if I could not make jackets out of the great watch-coats that I had by me, and with such other materials as I had; so I set to work a tailoring, or rather, indeed; a botching, for I made most piteous work of it.”
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