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