article of clothing

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Noun1.article of clothing - a covering designed to be worn on a person's bodyarticle of clothing - a covering designed to be worn on a person's body
accessory, accouterment, accoutrement - clothing that is worn or carried, but not part of your main clothing
apparel, clothes, wearing apparel, dress - clothing in general; "she was refined in her choice of apparel"; "he always bought his clothes at the same store"; "fastidious about his dress"
raiment, regalia, array - especially fine or decorative clothing
attire, garb, dress - clothing of a distinctive style or for a particular occasion; "formal attire"; "battle dress"
beachwear - clothing to be worn at a beach
black - black clothing (worn as a sign of mourning); "the widow wore black"
blue - blue clothing; "she was wearing blue"
change - a different or fresh set of clothes; "she brought a change in her overnight bag"
civilian clothing, civilian dress, civilian garb, plain clothes - ordinary clothing as distinguished from uniforms, work clothes, clerical garb, etc.
consumer goods - goods (as food or clothing) intended for direct use or consumption
covering - an artifact that covers something else (usually to protect or shelter or conceal it)
drag - clothing that is conventionally worn by the opposite sex (especially women's clothing when worn by a man); "he went to the party dressed in drag"; "the waitresses looked like missionaries in drag"
footwear - clothing worn on a person's feet
garment - an article of clothing; "garments of the finest silk"
gray, grey - clothing that is a grey color; "he was dressed in grey"
hand wear, handwear - clothing for the hands
headdress, headgear - clothing for the head
knitwear - knitted clothing
leisure wear - informal clothing designed to be worn when you are relaxing
loungewear - clothing suitable for relaxation
man's clothing - clothing that is designed for men to wear
neckpiece - an article of apparel worn about the neck
nightclothes, nightwear, sleepwear - garments designed to be worn in bed
outerwear, overclothes - clothing for use outdoors
protective garment - clothing that is intended to protect the wearer from injury
ready-to-wear - ready-made clothing; "she couldn't find anything in ready-to-wear that she liked"
slip-on - an article of clothing (garment or shoe) that is easily slipped on or off
slops - cheap clothing (as formerly issued to sailors in Britain)
street clothes - ordinary clothing suitable for public appearances (as opposed to costumes or sports apparel or work clothes etc.)
tailor-made - custom-made clothing
duds, threads, togs - informal terms for clothing
uniform - clothing of distinctive design worn by members of a particular group as a means of identification
vestiture - an archaic term for clothing
wardrobe - collection of clothing belonging to one person
woman's clothing - clothing that is designed for women to wear
work-clothes, work-clothing - clothing worn for doing manual labor
References in classic literature ?
As soon as you take off any article of clothing fold it neatly and place it on the chair.
He wore but a single article of clothing or adornment, a small collar of gold from which depended upon his chest a great ornament as large as a dinner plate set solid with huge diamonds, except for the exact center which was occupied by a strange stone, an inch in diameter, that scintillated nine different and distinct rays; the seven colors of our earthly prism and two beautiful rays which, to me, were new and nameless.
That there article of clothing likeways belonged to, and was wore by--him as I have made mention on,' was again the dull Old Bailey evasion.
The program aims to fight poverty by donating one article of clothing for every outerwear purchase, December 1st through December 24th.
The crew found an article of clothing on the estuary bank, and this was confirmed as being from the man.
The company prints thousands of article of clothing from leisurewear to uniforms and corporate-wear to resort-wear, both retail & wholesale.
A service member who wants to wear a beard or article of clothing for religious reasons must seek permission from the Army, Navy, Air Force or Marine Corps.
Each of the animals Bimbambu has gifted presents him with a handmade article of clothing out of his own feathers
Instead of owning an article of clothing or goods that symbolize a group one may never actually belong to, the MulliganGear brand represents an idea that everyone can embrace; not just getting the second chance but giving a second chance as well.
In English, this means the controller would be an article of clothing with sensors that could detect muscle-generated movement.
In their new "Fashion Like" campaign, fashion company C 'n' A have created LED-equipped hangers that display how often an article of clothing is "liked" via Facebook, Discovery News reported.
One of my favourite pastimes is seeing whether TV presenters show any initiative over this particular article of clothing - so far David Dimbleby has the prize for "outrageous" with a tie sporting a huge shocking-pink spider, closely followed by one which appears to have a multiplicity of goldfish weaving their way though the design.