Definitions

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

  • noun Clothes considered as a group; wearing apparel.
  • noun A covering.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun The making or manufacture of cloth.
  • noun Garments in general; covering for the person; clothes; dress; raiment; apparel.
  • noun Livery; corporation.
  • noun In steam-engines, same as cleading, 2 .
  • noun Sheets of leather studded with wire, used to form the cards of a carding-machine. Also called card-clothing.
  • noun In saddlery, blankets of any kind used on horses.

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

  • noun Garments in general; clothes; dress; raiment; covering.
  • noun rare The art of process of making cloth.
  • noun A covering of non-conducting material on the outside of a boiler, or steam chamber, to prevent radiation of heat.
  • noun (Mach.) See Card clothing, under 3d Card.

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

  • verb Present participle of clothe.
  • noun Clothes; apparel for wearing.
  • noun An act or instance of putting clothes on.
  • noun obsolete The art of process of making cloth.
  • noun A covering of non-conducting material on the outside of a boiler, or steam chamber, to prevent radiation of heat.

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

  • noun a covering designed to be worn on a person's body

Etymologies

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

clothe + ing, cognate with Dutch: kleding.

Examples

  • If the customs officer snatches a piece of my luggage, it will in general itself be luggage; if adoring groupies snatch an article of my clothing, it will be clothing; for ˜luggage™ and ˜clothing™ are mass nouns.

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  • Not necessarily, because this that we see and name "the physical body" is not the real body, any more than the clothing that covers it, is the person, although frequently we recognize acquaintances _by their clothing_.

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  • Note however, “weeds” as in clothing is from a different O.E. noun ....

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  • His taste in clothing is a bit different; he has a black denim jacket with small badges all down the arms and he has several slogan tees.

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  • Currently obsessed with: etsy. com, lover the label clothing and sun dresses!!

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  • Today's clothing is so uncomfortable and impractical and ugly, we can hardly feel superior to our Victorian forebearers for their taste and customs in clothing, can we?

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  • Today's clothing is so uncomfortable and impractical and ugly, we can hardly feel superior to our Victorian forebearers for their taste and customs in clothing, can we?

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  • Sometimes the look is a blast from the past, and other times the outfits are so skimpy, the term 'clothing' seems be to used loosely.

    NY Daily News

  • Sometimes the look is a blast from the past, and other times the outfits are so skimpy, the term 'clothing' seems be to used loosely.

    NY Daily News

  • Sometimes the look is a blast from the past, and other times the outfits are so skimpy, the term 'clothing' seems be to used loosely.

    NY Daily News

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