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Meaning of clothe by Wiktionary Dictionary



    From Middle English clothen, from Old English clāþian ( “to clothe” ), from Proto-Germanic *klaiþōnan ( “to clothe” ), from Proto-Indo-European *glei- ( “to adhere to, stick” ). Cognate with Dutch kleden and German kleiden. See also cloth, clad .


    • ( RP ) IPA: /ˈkləʊð/, SAMPA: /"kl@UD/
    • ( GenAm ) IPA: /ˈkloʊð/, SAMPA: /"kloUD/
    • Rhymes: -əʊð


    clothe ( third-person singular simple present clothes present participle clothing, simple past and past participle clad or clothed )

    1. ( transitive ) To adorn or cover with clothing; to dress; to supply clothes or clothing .

Explanation of clothe by Wordnet Dictionary


    1. provide with clothes or put clothes on

    2. cover as if with clothing

    3. the mountain was clothed in tropical trees
    4. furnish with power or authority