clothing, article of clothing, vesture, wear, wearable, habiliment(noun)
a covering designed to be worn on a person's body
Clothes; apparel for wearing.
Etymology: clothe + ing, cognate with Dutch: kleding.
An act or instance of putting clothes on.
The clothing and unclothing of the idols was of special significance.
Etymology: clothe + ing, cognate with Dutch: kleding.
Clothing (also known as clothes, apparel and attire) is items worn on the body. Clothing is typically made of fabrics or textiles but over time has included garments made from animal skin or other thin sheets of materials 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, and geographic considerations. Clothing serves many purposes: it can serve as protection from the elements, rough surfaces, rash-causing plants, insect bites, splinters, thorns and prickles by providing a barrier between the skin and the environment. Clothes can insulate against cold or hot conditions, and they can provide a hygienic barrier, keeping infectious and toxic materials away from the body. Clothing also provides protection from ultraviolet radiation. Wearing clothes is also a social norm, and being deprived of clothing in front of others may be embarrassing. Not wearing clothes in public so that genitals, breasts or buttocks are visible could be considered indecent exposure.
garments in general; clothes; dress; raiment; covering
the art of process of making cloth
a covering of non-conducting material on the outside of a boiler, or steam chamber, to prevent radiation of heat
see Card clothing, under 3d Card
Clothing is fiber and textile material worn on the body. The wearing of clothing is mostly restricted to human beings and is a feature of nearly all human societies. The amount and type of clothing worn depends on physical, social and geographic considerations. Some clothing types can be gender-specific, although this does not apply to cross dressers. Physically, clothing serves many purposes: it can serve as protection from the elements, and can enhance safety during hazardous activities such as hiking and cooking. It protects the wearer from rough surfaces, rash-causing plants, insect bites, splinters, thorns and prickles by providing a barrier between the skin and the environment. Clothes can insulate against cold or hot conditions. Further, they can provide a hygienic barrier, keeping infectious and toxic materials away from the body. Clothing also provides protection from harmful UV radiation.
Dictionary of Nautical Terms
The rigging of the bowsprit.--Clothing the bowsprit is rigging it. Also, the purser's slops for the men.
Military Dictionary and Gazetteer
The President of the United States is authorized to prescribe the kind and quality of clothing to be issued annually to the troops of the United States. The manner of issuing and accounting for clothing shall be established by general regulations of the War Department. The clothing of the British army is determined by a permanent board, composed of the commander-in-chief and a certain number of general officers, who act under the authority of the sovereign.
Clothes created and designed to put on the human body.
Clothing is created in various colors, materials and sizes.Submitted by MaryC on February 8, 2020
British National Corpus
Spoken Corpus Frequency
Rank popularity for the word 'clothing' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #4298
Written Corpus Frequency
Rank popularity for the word 'clothing' in Written Corpus Frequency: #4704
Rank popularity for the word 'clothing' in Nouns Frequency: #1751
The numerical value of clothing in Chaldean Numerology is: 4
The numerical value of clothing in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7
Examples of clothing in a Sentence
The kind of trades we engage in for a living can only provide food, clothing and basic education.
I see lots of patients, and when I ask what they do for sun protection, the first thing people say is' I use sunscreen.' That's what people turn to, but you should turn first to lightweight clothing, hats and sunglasses and only put sunscreen on what's exposed.
He started to say that climate change is real, which is a huge difference from where he's been before, people on both sides say I'm a wolf in sheep's clothing. But if he changed his tune and said tomorrow,' I want a big climate change policy,' I will work with anybody, whether Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez or President Trump's Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez or Donald Trump.
We feel that the risk of Zika infection is low for an individual, and it is manageable, as long as individuals take appropriate personal protective measures, including the use of a mosquito repellent, including wearing clothing that prevents mosquito bites.
I was crossing the road when I saw a man with a machete and silver canisters on his chest being chased by what I assume was an undercover police officer -- as they were in civilian clothing.
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Translations for clothing
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- ملابس, ثيابArabic
- кейем, finiBashkir
- адзе́нне, адзе́жаBelarusian
- дре́хи, облекло́Bulgarian
- roba, fascende, mutendeCatalan, Valencian
- rõivas, riieEstonian
- پوشاک, لباسPersian
- vaatteet, vaatetus, pukimetFinnish
- habits, vêtementsFrench
- aodachScottish Gaelic
- eaddagh, eaddeeynManx
- בגדים, לבושHebrew
- कपड़ा, वस्त्रHindi
- radHaitian Creole
- զգեստ, հագուստArmenian
- fatnaður, klæðnaðurIcelandic
- abbigliamento, vestitiItalian
- 服, 衣服, 衣類Japanese
- 의상, 옷Korean
- vestīmentum, vestītus, amiculum, vestis, vestemque plurimamLatin
- kleierLimburgish, Limburgan, Limburger
- apranga, apdarasLithuanian
- pūeru, kākahuMāori
- klesplagg, tøyNorwegian
- kledij, kledingDutch
- kledeNorwegian Nynorsk
- ééʼNavajo, Navaho
- уӕлӕдарӕс, дарӕс, дзаумаOssetian, Ossetic
- ਕੱਪੜਾPanjabi, Punjabi
- odzież, ubraniaPolish
- haină, îmbrăcăminteRomanian
- bestimenta, beltimentaSardinian
- одећа, одежда, odežda, odećaSerbo-Croatian
- šaty, oblečenie, oblekSlovak
- perílo, obleka, kläderSwedish
- mavazi, nguoSwahili
- üst-baş, lybas, eginbaş, geýimTurkmen
- pananamit, damitTagalog
- giysi, giyim kuşamTurkish
- оде́жа, о́дягUkrainian
- لباس, کپڑاUrdu
- quần áoVietnamese
- moussemint, abîyemintWalloon
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