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clothe


  3  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Clothe  \Clothe\,  v.  t.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Clothed}or  {Clad};  p.  pr 
  &  vb  n.  {Clothing}.]  [OE.  clathen  clothen,  clethen  AS 
  cl[=a][eth]ian,  cl[ae][eth]an.  See  {Cloth}.] 
  1.  To  put  garments  on  to  cover  with  clothing;  to  dress. 
 
  Go  with  me  to  clothe  you  as  becomes  you  --Shak. 
 
  2.  To  provide  with  clothes;  as  to  feed  and  clothe  a  family; 
  to  clothe  one's  self  extravagantly. 
 
  Drowsiness  shall  clothe  a  man  with  rags.  --Prov. 
  xxiii.  21. 
 
  The  naked  every  day  he  clad,  When  he  put  on  his 
  clothes.  --Goldsmith. 
 
  3.  Fig.:  To  cover  or  invest,  as  with  a  garment;  as  to  clothe 
  one  with  authority  or  power. 
 
  Language  in  which  they  can  clothe  their  thoughts. 
  --Watts. 
 
  His  sides  are  clothed  with  waving  wood.  --J.  Dyer. 
 
  Thus  Belial,  with  with  words  clothed  in  reason's 
  garb.  --Milton. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Clothe  \Clothe\,  v.  i. 
  To  wear  clothes.  [Poetic] 
 
  Care  no  more  to  clothe  eat.  --Shak. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  clothe 
  v  1:  provide  with  clothes  or  put  clothes  on  [syn:  {dress},  {enclothe}, 
  {garb},  {raiment},  {tog},  {garment},  {habilitate},  {fit 
  out},  {apparel}]  [ant:  {undress}] 
  2:  furnish  with  power  or  authority;  of  kings  or  emperors  [syn: 
  {invest},  {adorn}] 




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