Definitions

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

  • noun A metal coating bonded onto another metal under high pressure and temperature.
  • noun The process of forming such a coating.
  • noun A protective or insulating layer fixed to the outside of a building or another structure.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun Clothing; clothes.

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

  • noun rare Clothing; clothes.
  • noun Any hard coating, bonded onto the outside of something to add protection, such as the plastic sheath around an optical fiber.
  • noun construction a weatherproof, insulating or decorative covering fixed to the outside of a building (called siding in the US).
  • verb Present participle of clad.

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

  • noun a protective covering that protects the outside of a building

Etymologies

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

[Earlier, clothing, possibly from clad.]

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

From clad +‎ -ing. Compare clothing, ultimately from the same source.

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