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clothing


  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]: 
 
  Clothing  \Cloth"ing\,  n. 
  1.  Garments  in  general;  clothes;  dress;  raiment;  covering. 
 
  From  others  he  shall  stand  in  need  of  nothing,  Yet 
  on  his  brothers  shall  depend  for  clothing.  --Milton. 
 
  As  for  me  .  .  .  my  clothing  was  sackloth.  --Ps. 
  xxxv.  13 
 
  2.  The  art  of  process  of  making  cloth.  [R.] 
 
  Instructing  [refugees]  in  the  art  of  clothing. 
  --Ray. 
 
  3.  A  covering  of  non-conducting  material  on  the  outside  of  a 
  boiler,  or  steam  chamber,  to  prevent  radiation  of  heat. 
  --Knight. 
 
  4.  (Mach.)  See  {Card  clothing},  under  3d  {Card}. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  clothing 
  n  :  covering  designed  to  be  worn  on  a  person's  body  [syn:  {clothes}, 
  {apparel},  {vesture},  {wearing  apparel},  {wear}] 




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