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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典


From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Cloth·ing n.
 1. Garments in general; clothes; dress; raiment; covering.
 From others he shall stand in need of nothing,
 Yet on his brothers shall depend for clothing.   --Milton.
    As for me, . . . my clothing was sackloth.   --Ps. xxxv. 13
 2. The art of process of making cloth. [R.]
    Instructing [refugees] in the art of clothing.   --Ray.
 3. A covering of non-conducting material on the outside of a boiler, or steam chamber, to prevent radiation of heat.
 4. Mach. See Card clothing, under 3d Card.

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 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.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      n : a covering designed to be worn on a person's body [syn: article
          of clothing, vesture, wear]