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.

  • 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.
  • To clothe or cover with or as if with a garment or garments: chiefly used in the past participle.

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


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.


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