Clothes



[klohz, klohth z] /kloʊz, kloʊðz/

plural noun
1.
garments for the body; articles of dress; wearing apparel.
2.
.
[klohth] /kloʊð/
verb (used with object), clothed or clad, clothing.
1.
to dress; attire.
2.
to provide with .
3.
to cover with or as with .
/kləʊðz/
plural noun
1.

2.
(mainly Brit) short for bedclothes
/kləʊð/
verb (transitive) clothes, clothing, clothed, clad
1.
to dress or attire (a person)
2.
to provide with clothing or covering
3.
to conceal or disguise
4.
to endow or invest
n.

Old English claðas “cloths, clothes,” originally plural of clað “cloth” (see cloth), which, in 19c., after the sense of “article of clothing” had mostly faded from it, acquired a new plural form, cloths, to distinguish it from this word.
v.

Old English claðian, from claþ (see cloth). Related: Clothed, clothing. Other Old English words for this were scrydan and gewædian.

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