clothing

  • 1Clothing — in history Clothing refers to any covering for the human body that is worn. The wearing of clothing is exclusively a human characteristic and is a feature of nearly all human societies. The amount and type of clothing worn depends on functional… …

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  • 2clothing — cloth‧ing [ˈkləʊðɪŋ ǁ ˈkloʊ ] noun [uncountable] clothes used especially about a particular type of clothes: • clothing manufacturers * * * clothing UK US /ˈkləʊðɪŋ/ noun [U] ► clothes in general: »The store sells women s clothing. »a… …

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  • 3Clothing — Cloth ing, n. 1. Garments in general; clothes; dress; raiment; covering. [1913 Webster] From others he shall stand in need of nothing, Yet on his brothers shall depend for clothing. Milton. [1913 Webster] As for me, . . . my clothing was sackloth …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 4Clothing — badge item burqini butt bra camikini casualization covert couture dejab dress correctness …

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  • 5clothing — c.1200, from prp. of CLOTHE (Cf. clothe) …

    Etymology dictionary

  • 6clothing — *clothes, dress, attire, apparel, raiment …

    New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • 7clothing — ► NOUN ▪ clothes collectively …

    English terms dictionary

  • 8clothing — [klō′thiŋ] n. [ME: see CLOTH] 1. wearing apparel; clothes; garments 2. a covering …

    English World dictionary

  • 9clothing — n. 1) to put on; wear clothing 2) to take off one s clothing 3) heavy; light; outer; protective; warm clothing 4) summer; winter clothing 5) custom made, tailor made; ready to wear; secondhand, used; shabby; trendy clothing 6) an article of… …

    Combinatory dictionary

  • 10Clothing —    The dress in barbarian Europe was most likely a combination of traditional Germanic clothing and imported Roman fashions. Clothing was relatively uniform throughout the Roman and post Roman world, although there was variation in style and… …

    Encyclopedia of Barbarian Europe

  • 11clothing — cloth|ing [ˈkləuðıŋ US ˈklou ] n [U] the clothes that people wear ▪ the basic necessities such as food and clothing warm/outdoor/waterproof etc clothing ▪ Lab workers must wear protective clothing. item/article/piece of clothing ▪ She took only a …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 12clothing — noun (U) clothes considered as a group, especially the clothes someone is wearing, or a particular type of clothes: Remember to bring a change of clothing. | clothing manufacturer/industry: Clothing manufacturers have reported a drop in profits.… …

    Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • 13clothing — noun ADJECTIVE ▪ light ▪ heavy, warm ▪ baggy, loose, loose fitting ▪ tailored, tight …

    Collocations dictionary

  • 14clothing — I (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) Wearing apparel Nouns 1. clothing, clothes, apparel, wear, dress, attire, array, raiment, garments, garb, costume, outfit, habiliment, habit, rig, ensemble, caparison, drapery, toilette, fig, wardrobe,… …

    English dictionary for students

  • 15clothing — [[t]klo͟ʊðɪŋ[/t]] ♦♦♦ N UNCOUNT Clothing is the things that people wear. Some locals offered food and clothing to the refugees... What is your favourite item of clothing?... Wear protective clothing. ...the clothing industry …

    English dictionary

  • 16clothing — cloth|ing [ klouðıŋ ] noun uncount ** clothes in general: basic necessities like food and clothing a piece/item/article of clothing the clothing industry a. clothes of a particular type: outdoor/protective/waterproof clothing …

    Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • 17clothing */*/ — UK [ˈkləʊðɪŋ] / US [ˈkloʊðɪŋ] noun [uncountable] a) clothes in general basic necessities like food and clothing a piece/item/article of clothing the clothing industry b) clothes of a particular type outdoor/protective/waterproof clothing …

    English dictionary

  • 18clothing*/ — [ˈkləʊðɪŋ] noun [U] clothes a piece/item/article of clothing[/ex] waterproof clothing[/ex] the clothing industry[/ex] …

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  • 19Clothing — Clothe Clothe (kl[=o][th]), v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Clothed} (kl[=o][th]d) or {Clad} (kl[a^]d); 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… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 20clothing — See: WOLF IN SHEEP S CLOTHING …

    Dictionary of American idioms