[kloh-th ing] /ˈkloʊ ðɪŋ/
garments collectively; ; raiment; apparel.
verb (used with object), clothed or clad, clothing.
to dress; attire.
to provide with .
to cover with or as with .
something that covers or clothes
verb (transitive) clothes, clothing, clothed, clad
to dress or attire (a person)
to provide with clothing or covering
to conceal or disguise
to endow or invest
c.1200, “action of dressing in clothes,” verbal noun from clothe. From late 13c. as “clothes collectively;” 1590s as an adjective.
Old English claðian, from claþ (see cloth). Related: Clothed, clothing. Other Old English words for this were scrydan and gewædian.
see: wolf in sheep’s clothing
[kloh-thoh] /ˈkloʊ θoʊ/ noun, Classical Mythology. 1. the Fate who spins the thread of life. /ˈkləʊθəʊ/ noun 1. (Greek myth) one of the three Fates, spinner of the thread of life one of the three Fates, from Latin Clotho, from Greek Klotho, literally “the spinner,” from klothein “to spin.” The three Fates together sometimes were […]
[klawth-uh v-gohld, kloth-] /ˈklɔθ əvˈgoʊld, ˈklɒθ-/ noun 1. a garden plant, Crocus augustifolius, of the iris family, native to the Crimean mountains, having orange-red flowers.
noun 1. a roller, located at the front of a loom, on which woven material is wound after it leaves the breast beam.
[klawth, kloth] /klɔθ, klɒθ/ noun, plural cloths [klawth z, kloth z, klawths, kloths] /klɔðz, klɒðz, klɔθs, klɒθs/ (Show IPA) 1. a fabric formed by weaving, felting, etc., from wool, hair, silk, flax, cotton, or other fiber, used for garments, upholstery, and many other items. 2. a piece of such a fabric for a particular purpose: […]