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clothes

 (klōz, klōthz)
pl.n.
1. Coverings worn on the body; garments, such as shirts, pants, dresses, and coats.
2. Coverings, such as sheets and blankets, that are ordinarily used on a bed; bedclothes.

[Middle English, from Old English clāthas, pl. of clāth, cloth.]

clothes

(kləʊðz)
pl n
1. (Clothing & Fashion)
a. articles of dress
b. (as modifier): clothes brush. vestiary
2. chiefly Brit short for bedclothes
[Old English clāthas, plural of clāth cloth]

clothes

(kloʊz, kloʊðz)

n.pl.
1. garments for the body; articles of dress; wearing apparel.
[before 900; Middle English; Old English clāthas, pl. of clāth cloth]

clothes

clothingcloth
1. 'clothes'

Clothes /kləʊðz/ are things you wear, such as shirts, trousers, dresses, and coats.

I took off all my clothes.

Be Careful!
There is no singular form of clothes. In formal English, you can talk about a garment, a piece of clothing, or an article of clothing, but in ordinary conversation, you usually name the piece of clothing you are talking about.

2. 'clothing'

Clothing /'kləʊðɪŋ/ is the clothes people wear. You often use clothing to talk about particular types of clothes, for example winter clothing or warm clothing. Clothing is an uncountable noun. Don't talk about 'clothings' or 'a clothing'.

Wear protective clothing.
Some locals offered food and clothing to the refugees.
3. 'cloth'

Cloth /klɒθ/ is fabric such as wool or cotton that is used for making such things as clothes.

I cut up strips of cotton cloth.
The women wove cloth for a living.

When cloth is used like this, it is an uncountable noun.

A cloth is a piece of fabric used for cleaning or dusting. The plural form of cloth is cloths, not 'clothes'.

Clean with a soft cloth dipped in warm soapy water.
Don't leave damp cloths in a cupboard.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.clothes - clothing in generalclothes - clothing in general; "she was refined in her choice of apparel"; "he always bought his clothes at the same store"; "fastidious about his dress"
article of clothing, clothing, habiliment, wearable, vesture, wear - a covering designed to be worn on a person's body
workwear - heavy-duty clothes for manual or physical work

clothes

plural noun clothing, wear, dress, gear (informal), habits, get-up (informal), outfit, costume, threads (slang), wardrobe, ensemble, garments, duds (informal), apparel, clobber (Brit. slang), attire, garb, togs (informal), vestments, glad rags (informal), raiment (archaic or poetic), rigout (informal) He was dressed in casual clothes.
Related words
adjective vestiary

clothes

noun
Articles worn to cover the body:
apparel, attire, clothing, dress, garment (used in plural), habiliment (often used in plural), raiment.
Informal: dud (used in plural), tog (used in plural).
Slang: thread (used in plural).
Translations
ألْبِسَه، مَلابِسملابسمَلَابِسمَلابِسُ النَّوْم
lůžkovinyoblečeníoděvšaty
tøjsengetøj
vaatevaatteet
odjeća
ruharuhák
fötrúmföt
oblačila
kläder
เสื้อผ้า
elbisegiysigiysileryatak örtüleri
quần áo

clothes

[kləʊðz]
A. NPLropa fsing, vestidos mpl
to put one's clothes onvestirse, ponerse la ropa
to take one's clothes offquitarse la ropa, desvestirse
B. CPD clothes basket Ncanasta f de la ropa sucia
clothes brush Ncepillo m de la ropa
clothes drier, clothes dryer Nsecadora f
clothes hanger Npercha f, gancho m (LAm)
clothes horse Ntendedero m plegable (US) (= model) → modelo mf
she's a clothes horse (US) → está obsesionada con los trapos
clothes line Ncuerda f para (tender) la ropa
clothes moth Npolilla f
clothes peg, clothes pin (US) Npinza f de la ropa
clothes rack Ntendedero m
clothes rope N = clothes line clothes shop Ntienda f (de ropa)

clothes

[ˈkləʊðz] nplvêtements mpl, habits mpl
new clothes → des vêtements neufs
to put one's clothes on → s'habiller
to take one's clothes off → se déshabiller
to have no clothes on → être déshabillé(e), être nu(e)clothes brush nbrosse f à habitsclothes drier clothes dryer nsèche-linge m invclothes hanger ncintre mclothes horse n
(for drying)étendoir m, séchoir m (à linge)
(= woman) she's just a clothes horse → elle ne s'intéresse qu'à la mode

clothes

pl
(= garments)Kleider pl; (= clothing, outfit also)Kleidung f no pl; his mother still washes his clothesseine Mutter macht ihm immer noch die Wäsche; with one’s clothes onangezogen, (voll) bekleidet; with one’s clothes offausgezogen; you can’t swim properly with your clothes onmit or in Kleidern kann man nicht richtig schwimmen; to put on/take off one’s clothessich an-/ausziehen
(= bedclothes)Bettzeug nt

clothes

:
clothes basket
nWäschekorb m
clothes brush
clothes drier, clothes dryer
clothes hanger
clothes horse
nWäscheständer m; she’s a real clothes (inf)sie hat einen Kleiderfimmel (inf)
clothes line
nWäscheleine f
clothes moth
nKleidermotte f
clothes peg, (US) clothes pin
clothes pole, clothes prop
nWäschestütze f
clothes shop
nBekleidungsgeschäft nt

clothes

[kləʊðz] nplvestiti mpl, abiti mpl
to put one's clothes on → vestirsi
to take one's clothes off → togliersi i vestiti, svestirsi, spogliarsi

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.

clothes

مَلَابِس oblečení tøj Kleidung ρούχα ropa vaatteet vêtements odjeća abiti kleren klær ubranie roupa одежда kläder เสื้อผ้า giysiler quần áo 衣服

clothes

, clothing
n. ropa.

clothes

npl ropa
References in classic literature ?
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.
They are no better than wooden horses to hang the clean clothes on.
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.
He had refused to give up his shaggy clothes for new ones, because if he did that he would no longer be the shaggy man, he said, and he might have to get acquainted with himself all over again.