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English Dictionary: clothing by the DICT Development Group
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:
  1. a covering designed to be worn on a person's body [syn: clothing, article of clothing, vesture, wear, wearable, habiliment]
From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) [web1913]:
   Clothe \Clothe\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Clothed}[or] {Clad}; p.
      pr. & vb. n. {Clothing}.] [OE. clathen, clothen, clethen, AS.
      cl[be][eb]ian, cl[91][eb]an. See {Cloth}.]
      1. To put garments on; to cover with clothing; to dress.
                     Go with me, to clothe you as becomes you. --Shak.
      2. To provide with clothes; as, to feed and clothe a family;
            to clothe one's self extravagantly.
                     Drowsiness shall clothe a man with rags. --Prov.
                                                                              xxiii. 21.
                     The naked every day he clad, When he put on his
                     clothes.                                             --Goldsmith.
      3. Fig.: To cover or invest, as with a garment; as, to clothe
            one with authority or power.
                     Language in which they can clothe their thoughts.
                     His sides are clothed with waving wood. --J. Dyer.
                     Thus Belial, with with words clothed in reason's
                     garb.                                                --Milton.

From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) [web1913]:
   Clothing \Cloth"ing\, n.
      1. Garments in general; clothes; dress; raiment; covering.
                     From others he shall stand in need of nothing, Yet
                     on his brothers shall depend for clothing. --Milton.
                     As for me, . . . my clothing was sackloth. --Ps.
                                                                              xxxv. 13
      2. The art of process of making cloth. [R.]
                     Instructing [refugees] in the art of clothing.
      3. A covering of non-conducting material on the outside of a
            boiler, or steam chamber, to prevent radiation of heat.
      4. (Mach.) See {Card clothing}, under 3d {Card}.
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