clothing

Definitions

  • A barefoot boy wearing ragged clothes
    A barefoot boy wearing ragged clothes
  • WordNet 3.6
    • n clothing a covering designed to be worn on a person's body
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Additional illustrations & photos:

When the Goats Began to Chew The Clothes 375 When the Goats Began to Chew The Clothes 375
BURNING CLOTH IN THE LABORATORY BURNING CLOTH IN THE LABORATORY
Waiting for Their Clothes to Dry 187 Waiting for Their Clothes to Dry 187
For everyday use the Jamestown settlers wore hardwearing clothes made of homespun cloth. (Conjectural sketch by Sidney E. King.) For everyday use the Jamestown settlers wore hardwearing clothes made of homespun cloth. (Conjectural sketch by...
Spinning thread or yarn and weaving cloth were endless chores for the women living in the small wilderness settlement. (Conjectural sketch by Sidney E. King.) Spinning thread or yarn and weaving cloth were endless chores for the women living in the small wilderness...
Dining-Room Table and Cloth Dining-Room Table and Cloth
INDIANS IN MODERN CLOTHES INDIANS IN MODERN CLOTHES
BALBOA DRYING HIS CLOTHES BALBOA DRYING HIS CLOTHES

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: The average US worker toils for two hours and 47 minutes of each working day just to pay income tax. Indeed, the average American pays more in taxes than for food, clothing and shelter put together
    • Clothing A covering of non-conducting material on the outside of a boiler, or steam chamber, to prevent radiation of heat.
    • Clothing Garments in general; clothes; dress; raiment; covering. "From others he shall stand in need of nothing,
      Yet on his brothers shall depend for clothing ."
      "As for me, . . . my clothing was sackloth."
    • Clothing (Mach) See Card clothing, under 3d Card.
    • Clothing The art of process of making cloth. "Instructing [refugees] in the art of clothing ."
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: Peanut butter is an effective way to to remove chewing gum from hair or clothes
    • n clothing Garments in general; covering for the person; clothes; dress; raiment; apparel.
    • n clothing Livery; corporation.
    • n clothing In steam-engines, same as cleading, 2 .
    • n clothing Sheets of leather studded with wire, used to form the cards of a carding-machine. Also called card-clothing.
    • n clothing The making or manufacture of cloth.
    • n clothing In saddlery, blankets of any kind used on horses.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: Behram, an Indian thug, holds the record for most murders by a single individual. He strangled 931 people between 1790-1840 with a piece of yellow and white cloth, called a ruhmal. The most murders by a woman are 612, by Countess Erzsebet Bathory of Hungary
    • Clothing clothes, garments: covering
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Quotations

  • J. I. Packer
    J. I. Packer
    “Our business is to present the Christian faith clothed in modern terms, not to propagate modern thought clothed in Christian terms. Confusion here is fatal.”
  • Benjamin Franklin
    Benjamin%20Franklin
    “It is the eye of other people that ruin us. If I were blind I would want, neither fine clothes, fine houses or fine furniture.”
  • Anatole France
    Anatole%20France
    “Only men who are not interested in women are interested in women's clothes. Men who like women never notice what they wear.”
  • Ralph Lauren
    Ralph Lauren
    “People ask how can a Jewish kid from the Bronx do preppy clothes? Does it have to do with class and money? It has to do with dreams.”
  • William Shakespeare
    William%20Shakespeare
    “Fashion wears out more clothes than the man.”
  • Don Marquis
    Don%20Marquis
    “Fishing is a delusion entirely surrounded by liars in old clothes.”

Idioms

Cloth ears - If you don't listen to people, they may suggest you have cloth ears.
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Cut from the same cloth - If people are cut from the same cloth, they are very similar in terms of ideas, opinions, beliefs, etc.
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Cut your coat according to your cloth - If you cut your coat according to your cloth, you only buy things that you have sufficient money to pay for.
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Man of the cloth - A man of the cloth is a priest.
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Whole cloth - (USA) If something is made out of whole cloth, it is a fabrication and not true.
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Wolf in sheep's clothing - A wolf in sheep's clothing is something dangerous that looks quite safe and innocent.
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Etymology

Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
A.S. cláth, cloth; Ger. kleid, a garment.

Usage

In literature:

And to be thus beautifully clothed is to be as inconspicuous as is possible.
"The Mother and Her Child" by William S. Sadler
He was fat, and dressed in garish yellow and blue clothing.
"The Status Civilization" by Robert Sheckley
The cloth to be dried passes round these cylinders, which revolve while the cloth passes.
"The Dyeing of Cotton Fabrics" by Franklin Beech
He next worked in a clothing store at an advance of twenty-five cents a week.
"Pushing to the Front" by Orison Swett Marden
Flannel night clothes should be worn and the feet should be kept warm always.
"The Eugenic Marriage, Volume IV. (of IV.)" by Grant Hague
Three treadle made dis here jeanes cloth dat was for de nigger clothes en white people wore four treadle cloth.
"Slave Narratives Vol. XIV. South Carolina, Part 2" by Works Projects Administration
Linen cloth is a better conductor of heat than cotton and clothing made from it is cooler.
"Textiles and Clothing" by Kate Heintz Watson
Extra clothing may be worn if any chilliness is felt.
"Papers on Health" by John Kirk
Imperial 8vo, cloth, richly gilt.
"The Cockatoo's Story" by Mrs. George Cupples
Clothing and clothes, 112.
"A Treatise on Domestic Economy" by Catherine Esther Beecher
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In poetry:

We are as mendicants who wait
Along the roadside in the sun.
Tatters of yesterday and shreds
Of morrow clothe us every one.
"The Mendicants" by Bliss William Carman
But she saw a stately maiden,
With such pure and dove-like eyes,
Clothed in beauty like a flower,
Or a saint from Paradise.
"The Prince Of Anhalt Dessau" by Nora Pembroke
And if, unknown to us, sweet days
Of June like this must come,
Unseen of us these laurels clothe
The river-banks with bloom;
"June On The Merrimac" by John Greenleaf Whittier
Ye whose night is bright
With soft rest and heat,
Clothed like day with light,
Us the naked night
Slays from street to street.
"Christmas Antiphones" by Algernon Charles Swinburne
The gulf is filled with flashing tides,
An awful gulf no more;
A maze of ferns clothes all its sides,
Of mosses all its floor.
"A Book of Dreams: Part II" by George MacDonald
Friends say, "It is better so,
Clothed in innocence to go;"
Say, to ease the parting pain,
That "your loss is but their gain."
"Loss And Gain" by Nora Perry

In news:

A Walmart in P&G's clothing.
Edgy clothing maker Volcom Inc is set to rub shoulders with luxury brands Gucci and Yves Saint Laurent with a pending sale to France's PPR SA.
A clothing company, let's call it Dresses Galore, gets an order for 1,000 dresses.
The back of the book features a list of terms in four languages, a clothing size chart, a guide to local specialties, film and book suggestions, and an empty space in which to inscribe your bucket list.
Retailer UGG Australia, which sells footwear, clothing and accessories, will join the lineup at Fashion Valley mall on Nov 1.
A Pie in Cake's Clothing.
ButtleOpener is a life-size replica of a woman's panty-clothed buttocks that serves as a novelty beer bottle opener .
Even so, that doesn't mean the clothes don't warrant judgment.
With his eponymous clothing label, Rhode Islander Kiel James Patrick is on a mission to make his native Ocean State a national fashion hotspot.
The annual Block Party builds better futures for children, one unique piece of clothing at a time.
Spring clothes are brightening the racks in stores across the country, and there are many trends - and colors - in bloom this season.
Thomas Brill , who began working in a men's clothing store at the age of 14, helped many of the most prominent people in the Milwaukee area dress with style.
Have you seen the '80s styles of clothing making a comeback, especially for women.
Bulging Cloth on Shuttle Raises Issue of Repairs.
At 8 am, I packed khakis and a sweater, because a TV expert was warning that those working near the White House should have a change of clothes in case of a smallpox, anthrax or nerve agent attack.
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In science:

Once Ralf flies to England and Rolf flies to Greece (Fig.1). God who is observing the twins, sees that they carry clothes and shoes having the same sizes. He is not surprised: Ralf and Rolf are twins and have the same mechanical (hidden) parameters.
Bell's theorem, entanglement, and common sense
God sees also that their sets of clothes and shoes are identical in fashion and color and very simple: each of them has only one variant for warm weather and one variant for cold weather. He does not wonder: such parameters can be stipulated in Frankfurt.
Bell's theorem, entanglement, and common sense
Due to their low threshold and their ease of production, random lasers are expected to be used in many applications, such as coding of clothing and detection of dangerous materials .
Intrinsic fluctuations in random lasers
His intentions were motivated by the idea, that a ma jor cause for the Great Depression in the 1930’s were consumers’ habit of “using their old cars, their old tires, their old radios and their old clothing much longer than statisticians had expected” .
Modern consumerism and the waste problem
Improper clothing: When the very basic needs such as food and medical aid were under strain one cannot think of comfortable clothing for the disabled to comfort his / her disability. Thus clothes depending on the weather conditions cannot be provided by the caretakers to the dependent PWDs.
Mathematical Analysis of the Problems faced by the People With Disabilities (PWDs)
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