Clothe v. t. [imp. & p. p. Clothed or Clad p. pr. & vb. n. Clothing.]
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.
adj 1: wearing or provided with clothing; sometimes used in
combination; "clothed and in his right mind"- Bible;
"proud of her well-clothed family"; "nurses clad in
white"; "white-clad nurses" [syn: clad] [ant: unclothed]
2: covered with or as if with clothes or a wrap or cloak;
"leaf-clothed trees"; "fog-cloaked meadows"; "a beam
draped with cobwebs"; "cloud-wrapped peaks" [syn: cloaked,
draped, mantled, wrapped]