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clothe

 (klōth)
tr.v. clothed or clad (klăd), cloth·ing, clothes
1. To put clothes on; dress: The children were clothed in warm fleece.
2. To provide clothes for.
3. To cover as if with clothing: "People clothe the act of vengeance in all sorts of justifications" (James Carroll).
4. To endow with a trait or attribute.

[Middle English clothen, from Old English clāthian, from clāth, cloth.]

clothe

(kləʊð)
vb (tr) , clothes, clothing, clothed or clad
1. (Clothing & Fashion) to dress or attire (a person)
2. (Clothing & Fashion) to provide with clothing or covering
3. to conceal or disguise
4. to endow or invest
[Old English clāthian, from clāth cloth; related to Old Norse klætha]

clothe

(kloʊð)

v.t. clothed clad, cloth•ing.
1. to dress; attire.
2. to provide with clothing.
3. to cover with or as if with clothing.
[before 950; Middle English; Old English clāthian, derivative of clāth cloth]

clothe


Past participle: clothed
Gerund: clothing

Imperative
clothe
clothe
Present
I clothe
you clothe
he/she/it clothes
we clothe
you clothe
they clothe
Preterite
I clothed
you clothed
he/she/it clothed
we clothed
you clothed
they clothed
Present Continuous
I am clothing
you are clothing
he/she/it is clothing
we are clothing
you are clothing
they are clothing
Present Perfect
I have clothed
you have clothed
he/she/it has clothed
we have clothed
you have clothed
they have clothed
Past Continuous
I was clothing
you were clothing
he/she/it was clothing
we were clothing
you were clothing
they were clothing
Past Perfect
I had clothed
you had clothed
he/she/it had clothed
we had clothed
you had clothed
they had clothed
Future
I will clothe
you will clothe
he/she/it will clothe
we will clothe
you will clothe
they will clothe
Future Perfect
I will have clothed
you will have clothed
he/she/it will have clothed
we will have clothed
you will have clothed
they will have clothed
Future Continuous
I will be clothing
you will be clothing
he/she/it will be clothing
we will be clothing
you will be clothing
they will be clothing
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been clothing
you have been clothing
he/she/it has been clothing
we have been clothing
you have been clothing
they have been clothing
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been clothing
you will have been clothing
he/she/it will have been clothing
we will have been clothing
you will have been clothing
they will have been clothing
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been clothing
you had been clothing
he/she/it had been clothing
we had been clothing
you had been clothing
they had been clothing
Conditional
I would clothe
you would clothe
he/she/it would clothe
we would clothe
you would clothe
they would clothe
Past Conditional
I would have clothed
you would have clothed
he/she/it would have clothed
we would have clothed
you would have clothed
they would have clothed
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Verb1.clothe - provide with clothes or put clothes onclothe - provide with clothes or put clothes on; "Parents must feed and dress their child"
prim out, prim up, prim - dress primly
dress, get dressed - put on clothes; "we had to dress quickly"; "dress the patient"; "Can the child dress by herself?"
wrap up, cover - clothe, as if for protection from the elements; "cover your head!"
jacket - put a jacket on; "The men were jacketed"
frock - put a frock on
shirt - put a shirt on
habit - put a habit on
vesture - provide or cover with a cloak
overclothe, overdress - dress too warmly; "You should not overclothe the child--she will be too hot"
underdress - dress without sufficient warmth; "She was underdressed for the hiking trip and suffered hypothermia"
corset - dress with a corset
shoe - furnish with shoes; "the children were well shoed"
coat - cover or provide with a coat
costume, dress up - dress in a costume; "We dressed up for Halloween as pumpkins"
robe, vest - clothe formally; especially in ecclesiastical robes
gown - dress in a gown
change state, turn - undergo a transformation or a change of position or action; "We turned from Socialism to Capitalism"; "The people turned against the President when he stole the election"
2.clothe - furnish with power or authorityclothe - furnish with power or authority; of kings or emperors
equip, fit out, outfit, fit - provide with (something) usually for a specific purpose; "The expedition was equipped with proper clothing, food, and other necessities"
3.clothe - cover as if with clothing; "the mountain was clothed in tropical trees"
spread over, cover - form a cover over; "The grass covered the grave"

clothe

verb dress, outfit, rig, array, robe, drape, get ready, swathe, apparel, attire, fit out, garb, doll up (slang), accoutre, cover, deck He was clothed in a dashing scarlet and black uniform.
strip, expose, uncover, undress, strip off, divest, disrobe, unclothe

clothe

verb
1. To put clothes on:
Informal: tog.
2. To cover as if with clothes:
3. To surround and cover completely so as to obscure:
Translations
يَرْتَدي، يَلْبِسيَكْسو، يُلْبِس
oblékat sešatit
forsørge med tøjklæde
pukea ylleenpukeutua
klæðaklæîa
apsirengtibaltiniaidrabužiaiskalbinių spaustukas
apģērbtģerbtiestērpties
obliekať sa
obleči se
giydirmekgiyinmek

clothe

[kləʊð] VT
1. [+ family] → vestir (in, with de)
2. (fig) → cubrir, revestir (in, with de)

clothe

[ˈkləʊð] vthabiller, vêtir

clothe

pret, ptp <clad (old) or clothed>
vt
(usu pass: = dress) → anziehen, kleiden; she appeared clothed in white (liter)sie erschien (ganz) in Weiß
(= provide clothes for)anziehen
(fig liter)kleiden (liter); clothed in glorymit Ruhm bedeckt; the hills clothed in mistdie nebelverhangenen Hügel

clothe

[kləʊð] vtvestire

clothe

(kləuð) past tense past participle clothed verb
1. to provide with clothes. The widow did not have enough money to clothe her children.
2. to put clothes on. She was clothed in silk; She clothed herself in the most expensive materials.
clothes (kləuðz) , ((American) klouz) noun plural
1. things worn as coverings for various parts of the body. She wears beautiful clothes.
2. bedclothes. The child pulled the clothes up tightly.
ˈclothes-peg noun
(American clothespin) a plastic or wooden clip for fastening clothes to a clothesline.
ˈclothing noun
clothes. warm clothing.

there is no singular form for clothes.
References in classic literature ?
He was at first bare and out of doors; but though this was pleasant enough in serene and warm weather, by daylight, the rainy season and the winter, to say nothing of the torrid sun, would perhaps have nipped his race in the bud if he had not made haste to clothe himself with the shelter of a house.
I could not feed her, nor clothe her, nor shoe her.
Many years ago there lived an Emperor who was so fond of new clothes that he spent all his money on them in order to be beautifully dressed.
The grass was short and green, and there were clothes-props cut from bracken stems, with lines of plaited rushes, and a heap of tiny clothes pins--but no pocket-handkerchiefs!
He did not trouble himself in the least about his soldiers; nor did he care to go either to the theatre or the chase, except for the opportunities then afforded him for displaying his new clothes.
Here are your clothes all lying in disorder, yet you are going to be married almost immediately, and should not only be well dressed yourself, but should find good clothes for those who attend you.
The name marked on your clothes, when you were in the hospital, was 'Mercy Merrick.
Then they took away her fine clothes, and gave her an old grey frock to put on, and laughed at her, and turned her into the kitchen.
He was most perplexed about my clothes, reasoning sometimes with himself, whether they were a part of my body: for I never pulled them off till the family were asleep, and got them on before they waked in the morning.
For myself, I could no more run than if I had been sown in a sack; so here I sit, and here I am like to sit, before I set eyes upon my clothes again.
I will give thee these gay clothes of blue that I have upon my body and ten shillings to boot for thy clothes and thy leather apron and thy beer and thy capon.
I was one myself once, though not long--not so long as my clothes.