Clothes

  • 1 clothes — W2S2 [kləuðz, kləuz US klouðz, klouz] n [plural] [: Old English; Origin: clathas, plural of clath; CLOTH] the things that people wear to cover their body or keep warm ▪ I enjoy shopping for clothes and shoes. ▪ What sort of clothes was he wearing …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 2 clothes — [ klouðz ] noun plural *** the things that you wear such as shirts, dresses, pants, etc.: a pile of dirty clothes Carmen wears the most beautiful clothes. put on clothes: I m going to put on some clean clothes. take off clothes: Why don t you… …

    Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • 3 clothes — clothes, clothing, dress, attire, apparel, raiment are comparable when they denote a person s garments considered collectively. Clothes and clothing are general words which do not necessarily suggest a wearer or personal owner but sometimes a… …

    New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • 4 Clothes — (kl[=o][th]z or kl[=o]z; 277), n. pl. [From {Cloth}.] 1. Covering for the human body; dress; vestments; vesture; a general term for whatever covering is worn, or is made to be worn, for decency or comfort. [1913 Webster] She . . . speaks well,… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 5 clothes — clothes; clothes·horse; clothes·pin; clothes·pole; clothes·press; plain·clothes·man; …

    English syllables

  • 6 clothes — O.E. claðas cloths, clothes, originally pl. of clað cloth (see CLOTH (Cf. cloth)), which, in 19c. after the sense of article of clothing had faded from it, acquired a new plural form, cloths, to distinguish it from this word …

    Etymology dictionary

  • 7 clothes — [klōthz, klōz] pl.n. [ME < OE clathas, clothes, pl. of clath, CLOTH] 1. articles, usually of cloth, designed to cover, protect, or adorn the body; garments; attire 2. Now Rare BEDCLOTHES …

    English World dictionary

  • 8 clothes — / clothing [n] personal attire accouterment, apparel, array, caparison, civvies*, costume, covering, drag*, drapery, dress, duds*, ensemble, equipment, finery, frippery, frock, full feather*, garb, garments, gear, get up*, habiliment, habit, hand …

    New thesaurus

  • 9 clothes — ► PLURAL NOUN ▪ items worn to cover the body. ORIGIN Old English …

    English terms dictionary

  • 10 clothes — noun (plural) the things that people wear to cover their body or keep warm: I need some new clothes. | work/school clothes (=clothes suitable for work or school) USAGE NOTE: CLOTHES WORD CHOICE: clothes, clothing, piece/item of clothing, garment …

    Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • 11 clothes — n. 1) to change; put on; take off; wear clothes 2) to launder, wash clothes 3) night; summer; swaddling; winter clothes 4) new; old clothes 5) civilian clothes 6) in clothes (the soldier was in civilian clothes) * * * [kləʊ(ð)z] old clothes put… …

    Combinatory dictionary

  • 12 clothes */*/*/ — UK [kləʊðz] / US [kloʊðz] noun [plural] 1) a) the things that you wear such as shirts, dresses, trousers etc a pile of dirty clothes Carmen wears the most beautiful clothes. put on clothes: I m going to put on some clean clothes. take off clothes …

    English dictionary

  • 13 clothes — noun ADJECTIVE ▪ beautiful, elegant, fancy, fine, lovely, nice, pretty ▪ cheap, expensive ▪ …

    Collocations dictionary

  • 14 clothes — n.pl. 1 garments worn to cover the body and limbs. 2 bedclothes. Phrases and idioms: clothes horse 1 a frame for airing washed clothes. 2 colloq. an affectedly fashionable person. clothes line a rope or wire etc. on which washed clothes are hung… …

    Useful english dictionary

  • 15 clothes*/*/*/ — [kləʊðz] noun [plural] shirts, dresses, trousers, and other things that you wear a pile of dirty clothes[/ex] a clothes shop[/ex] I m going to put on some clean clothes.[/ex] Why don t you take those wet clothes off?[/ex] • ■ Clothes is a general …

    Dictionary for writing and speaking English

  • 16 clothes —    Many beliefs focus on new clothes, and there are several times when it was good to wear them for the first time. One was *New Year, on the principle that whatever you did on that day would affect the rest of the year, while others swore by… …

    A Dictionary of English folklore

  • 17 clothes — According to the biblical view, clothes reveal the essential nature of a person, as with John the Baptist (Matt. 3:4); but disguise is deceit (Matt. 7:15). The clothes of Jesus revealed the nature of his mission, when at the Transfiguration… …

    Dictionary of the Bible

  • 18 clothes — [[t]klo͟ʊðz[/t]] ♦♦ N PLURAL Clothes are the things that people wear, such as shirts, coats, trousers, and dresses. → See also plain clothes Moira walked upstairs to change her clothes... He dressed quickly in casual clothes …

    English dictionary

  • 19 clothes — I (Roget s IV) n. Syn. clothing, apparel, wearing apparel, garments, attire, raiment, dress, garb, wear, vestments, array, habiliments, casual wear, informal wear, evening dress, evening clothes, work clothes, tout ensemble (French), suit of… …

    English dictionary for students

  • 20 clothes —   Lole, a ahu, kapa komo, lole komo; ālaulau (rare).    ♦ Old clothes, lole kahiko, āne ene e.    ♦ Suit of clothes, pa a, pa a lole.    ♦ Ready made clothes, lole i pa a mua …

    English-Hawaiian dictionary