Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • transitive verb To sheathe or cover (a metal) with a metal.
  • transitive verb To cover with a protective or insulating layer of other material.

from The Century Dictionary.

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

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • transitive verb obsolete To clothe.
  • imp. & p. p. of clothe.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

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

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

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

Etymologies

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

[Back-formation from cladding.]

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Alternative perfect and past participle of clothe: Old English geclæþd, past participle of clæþan ("to clothe"), from clað ("cloth"). Compare Icelandic klæða ("to clothe").

Examples

  • BTW are your (satin clad) thighs really hot enough to weld a MacBook to them?

    petite 2.0

  • The name of the Digamber or Meghdamber signifies sky-clad or cloud-clad, that is naked.

    The Tribes and Castes of the Central Provinces of India Volume II

  • Even from the depths of death he must come to my call clad in a mockery of life, and comfort me.

    When the World Shook; being an account of the great adventure of Bastin, Bickley and Arbuthnot

  • He is described as clad in black velvet; his hair was powdered and gathered behind in a silk bag; he wore knee and shoe buckles and yellow gloves; he held a cocked hat with a cockade and a black feather edging; and he carried a long sword in a scabbard of white polished leather.

    Washington and his colleagues; a chronicle of the rise and fall of federalism

  • They're scantily clad, which is of course an issue - and most ads can be faulted with that, but then again, often men are as well these days in ads, and I don't see the point in splashing the milk on people instead of drinking it, seems terribly wasteful, but that's a bigger issue in my mind than anything else.

    AfterEllen.com - Because visibility matters

  • They're scantily clad, which is of course an issue - and most ads can be faulted with that, but then again, often men are as well these days in ads, and I don't see the point in splashing the milk on people instead of drinking it, seems terribly wasteful, but that's a bigger issue in my mind than anything else.

    AfterEllen.com - Because visibility matters

  • In the bank vault scene below, you'll be happy to note Dushku's return to her roots (aka clad in black leather pants):

    AfterEllen.com - Because visibility matters

  • 'Yes!' they cried in the monitoring bunker, punching the air with their fists as Kelly's gorgeous bottom, clad (if 'clad' could be considered the word) in a tiny G-string, was revealed.

    Dead Famous

  • The Lady Jane is described as clad in a black gown, with velvet cap and black hood, having a black velvet book hanging at her girdle, whilst she carried another in her hand. (

    London and the Kingdom - Volume I

  • But there were also signs of things to come: recordings of scantily clad ladies, violence, spectacles such as parades, and “unseen” sights, like dancing American Indians, or everyday life captured in “exotic” locales of East Asia, or in Mexico.

    The English Is Coming!

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  • 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

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

    December 26, 2010

  • As he was admiring the huge screen sizes, the images of tropical fish that had been on the loop DVD suddenly changed to images of scantily clad Western women frolicking at the beach.

    March 1, 2018