Definitions

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

  • noun An article of clothing.
  • transitive verb To clothe; dress.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • To clothe or cover with or as if with a garment or garments: chiefly used in the past participle.
  • noun An article of clothing, as a coat, a gown, etc.; anything which serves for clothing; a vestment.
  • noun Eccles., the chasuble or casula (especially the large early chasuble), as being the largest and most important of the ecclesiastical vestments.

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

  • noun Any article of clothing, as a coat, a gown, etc.

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

  • noun A single item of clothing.

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

  • noun an article of clothing
  • verb provide with clothes or put clothes on

Etymologies

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

[Middle English, from Old French garnement, from garnir, to equip, of Germanic origin; see wer- in Indo-European roots.]

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

From Old French garnement, guarnement, from garnir ("to garnish, adorn, fortify"), from Frankish.

Examples

  • Your garment is your truth, your witness, your evidence, your memory.

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  • Just because the garment is the same color, does not mean you wash it in the same load.

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  • But if you get a spot on a fresh garment, try washing or cleaning off just the spot with plain water or a commercial spot remover or a cleaning fluid (unless the garment is a silk or other fabric that may water-spot or unless the spot cleaning may leave a ring or faded spot -- test your procedure first in an inconspicuous area).

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  • Just because the garment is the same color, does not mean you wash it in the same load.

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  • Give my kind regards to ----, and tell her that the garment is actually in my drawer at home, that its appearance here has caused me as much speculation as its disappearance did her; but I, being a philosopher, concluded that some inquiry would in time be made after it, when the owner discovered the loss.

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  • The design and completion of a term garment at the end of every semester.

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  • That he that has holy flesh in his clothes cannot by the touch of his clothes communicate holiness (v. 12): If one bear holy flesh in the skirt of his garment, though the garment is thereby so far made a devoted thing as that it is not to be put to common use till it has first been washed in the holy place (Lev.vi. 27), yet it shall by no means transmit a holiness to either meat or drink, so as to make it ever the better to those that use it.

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  • A standout is a 1925 Inuit Tuilli, a caribou skin garment embroidered with 160,000 beads in floral and anatomical patterns and designed to protect a newborn from the harsh Arctic cold inside a back pouch.

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  • This is an interesting garment from the 1800's, and the color is splendid.

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  • Because the garment is fairly loose, it does not seem to wrinkle, and I have not had to iron it, so far.

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