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.
Clothe v. i. To wear clothes. [Poetic]
Care no more to clothe eat. --Shak.
v 1: provide with clothes or put clothes on; "Parents must feed
and dress their child" [syn: dress, enclothe, garb,
raiment, tog, garment, habilitate, fit out, apparel]
2: furnish with power or authority; of kings or emperors [syn: