What does clothes mean?

Definitions for clothes
kloʊz, kloʊðzclothes

This dictionary definitions page includes all the possible meanings, example usage and translations of the word clothes.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. apparel, wearing apparel, dress, clothesnoun

    clothing in general

    "she was refined in her choice of apparel"; "he always bought his clothes at the same store"; "fastidious about his dress"

Wiktionary

  1. clothesnoun

    Items of clothing; apparel.

  2. Etymology: cloþes

Wikipedia

  1. clothes

    Clothing (also known as clothes, garments, dress, apparel, or attire) is any item worn on the body. Typically, clothing is made of fabrics or textiles, but over time it has included garments made from animal skin and other thin sheets of materials and natural products found in the environment, put together. The wearing of clothing is mostly restricted to human beings and is a feature of all human societies. The amount and type of clothing worn depends on gender, body type, social factors, and geographic considerations. Garments cover the body, footwear covers the feet, gloves cover the hands, while hats and headgear cover the head. Eyewear and jewelry are not generally considered items of clothing, but play an important role in fashion and clothing as costume. Clothing serves many purposes: it can serve as protection from the elements, rough surfaces, sharp stones, rash-causing plants, insect bites, by providing a barrier between the skin and the environment. Clothing can insulate against cold or hot conditions, and it can provide a hygienic barrier, keeping infectious and toxic materials away from the body. It can protect feet from injury and discomfort or facilitate navigation in varied environments. Clothing also provides protection from ultraviolet radiation. It may be used to prevent glare or increase visual acuity in harsh environments, such as brimmed hats. Clothing is used for protection against injury in specific tasks and occupations, sports, and warfare. Fashioned with pockets, belts, or loops, clothing may provide a means to carry things while freeing the hands. Clothing has significant social factors as well. Wearing clothes is a variable social norm. It may connote modesty. Being deprived of clothing in front of others may be embarrassing. In many parts of the world, not wearing clothes in public so that genitals, breasts, or buttocks are visible could be considered indecent exposure. Pubic area or genital coverage is the most frequently encountered minimum found cross-culturally and regardless of climate, implying social convention as the basis of customs. Clothing also may be used to communicate social status, wealth, group identity, and individualism. Some forms of personal protective equipment amount to clothing, such as coveralls, chaps or a doctor's white coat, with similar requirements for maintenance and cleaning as other textiles (boxing gloves function both as protective equipment and as a sparring weapon, so the equipment aspect rises above the glove aspect). More specialized forms of protective equipment, such as face shields are classified protective accessories. At the far extreme, self-enclosing diving suits or space suits are form fitting body covers, and amount to a form of dress, without being clothing per se, while containing enough high technology to amount to more of a tool than a garment. This line will continue to blur as wearable technology embeds assistive devices directly into the fabric itself; the enabling innovations are ultra low power consumption and flexible electronic substrates. Clothing also hybridizes into a personal transportation system (ice skates, roller skates, cargo pants, other outdoor survival gear, one-man band) or concealment system (stage magicians, hidden linings or pockets in tradecraft, integrated holsters for concealed carry, merchandise-laden trench coats on the black market — where the purpose of the clothing often carries over into disguise). A mode of dress fit to purpose, whether stylistic or functional, is known as an outfit or ensemble.

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  1. clothes

    Clothes refer to garments or items worn on the body, typically made of fabric or other materials, to cover and protect oneself and project a desired appearance. Clothes can include various types of clothing such as shirts, pants, dresses, skirts, jackets, and accessories like hats, shoes, and jewelry. They serve practical purposes for protection, comfort, and modesty, as well as social and cultural functions related to personal expression, fashion, and symbolic representation.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Clothes

    of Cloth

  2. Clothes

    covering for the human body; dress; vestments; vesture; -- a general term for whatever covering is worn, or is made to be worn, for decency or comfort

  3. Clothes

    the covering of a bed; bedclothes

The Nuttall Encyclopedia

  1. Clothes

    Carlyle's name in "Sartor Resartus" for the guises which the spirit, especially of man, weaves for itself and wears, and by which it both conceals itself in shame and reveals itself in grace.

Editors Contribution

  1. clothes

    Items created and designed to put on the human body.

    Clothes are a vital need and they are available for every human being around the world.


    Submitted by MaryC on February 8, 2020  

Suggested Resources

  1. Clothes

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British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'clothes' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #1474

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'clothes' in Written Corpus Frequency: #1242

  3. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'clothes' in Nouns Frequency: #643

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of clothes in Chaldean Numerology is: 3

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of clothes in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1

Examples of clothes in a Sentence

  1. Christopher Miller and Phil Lord:

    This is a dream come true for us, and not the kind of dream where you're late for work and all your clothes are made of pudding, but the kind of dream where you get to make a film with some of the greatest characters ever, in a film franchise you've loved since before you can remember having dreams at all.

  2. Chlo Sevigny:

    I’ve had the ‘what are you doing after this?’ conversation, i’ve also had the ‘do you want to go shopping and try on some clothes and, like, I can buy you something in the dressing room’ [conversation].

  3. James McElvar:

    The woman told me either one of my bags went in the hold or we weren't getting on. The rest of the band had gone through so I couldn't give them any of my clothes, i felt it was my only option to put on everything.

  4. Yusaku Maezawa:

    The time where people adapt to clothing is over, this is a new era where clothes adapt to people.

  5. Robert Wallack:

    There was a recent episode in which she appeared to be intoxicated, she was running around without clothes on and then she passed out and it was said she passed out from mixing Ambien with alcohol. Our concerns are whether Ms. Frankel may have some type of substance abuse problems so we would ask the court to order drug testing of Ms. Frankel to find out whether that’s an issue.

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