What does clothing mean?

Definitions for clothing
ˈkloʊ ðɪŋcloth·ing

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word clothing.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. clothing, article of clothing, vesture, wear, wearable, habiliment(noun)

    a covering designed to be worn on a person's body

Wiktionary

  1. clothing(Noun)

    Clothes; apparel for wearing.

    Etymology: clothe + ing, cognate with Dutch: kleding.

  2. clothing(Noun)

    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.

Wikipedia

  1. Clothing

    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.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Clothing

    of Clothe

  2. Clothing(noun)

    garments in general; clothes; dress; raiment; covering

  3. Clothing(noun)

    the art of process of making cloth

  4. Clothing(noun)

    a covering of non-conducting material on the outside of a boiler, or steam chamber, to prevent radiation of heat

  5. Clothing(noun)

    see Card clothing, under 3d Card

Freebase

  1. Clothing

    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

  1. clothing

    The rigging of the bowsprit.--Clothing the bowsprit is rigging it. Also, the purser's slops for the men.

Military Dictionary and Gazetteer

  1. clothing

    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.

Editors Contribution

  1. clothing

    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

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'clothing' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #4298

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'clothing' in Written Corpus Frequency: #4704

  3. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'clothing' in Nouns Frequency: #1751

How to pronounce clothing?

  1. Alex
    Alex
    US English
    Daniel
    Daniel
    British
    Karen
    Karen
    Australian
    Veena
    Veena
    Indian

How to say clothing in sign language?

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of clothing in Chaldean Numerology is: 4

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of clothing in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7

Examples of clothing in a Sentence

  1. Anuj Somany:

    It is so easy to differentiate between a lion and a wolf under a lion's clothing, as the former is often spotted alone whereas the latter remains seen often in a crowd.

  2. Renzo Rosso:

    John is a real pro, I am so happy to have him, he is a not a designer but a couturier and has great pyramidal thinking - turning couture concepts into ready-to-wear clothing and accessories.

  3. Alyssa Milano:

    I feel like it falls into the thing I did with the clothing line, to which there is a market I think for wanting beautiful things, and it does n’t matter what that thing is and if you want it to represent who you are in your expression and your style, and paper towels, why would n’t anyone want something beautiful on their kitchen counter ? I think it’s a beautiful way to have something super super functional but also adds a style.

  4. Shelley Ehrlich:

    There are things you can do other than slathering on sunscreen all over the place, still use sunscreen, but use hats and protective clothing, and wash it off once you go indoors.

  5. Constantin Stanislavski:

    Remember this practical piece of advice: Never come into the theatre with mud on your feet. Leave your dust and dirt outside. Check your little worries, squabbles, petty difficulties with your outside clothing -- all the things that ruin your life and draw your attention away from your art -- at the door.

Images & Illustrations of clothing

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    (used especially of glances) directed to one side with or as if with doubt or suspicion or envy
    • A. bristly
    • B. splay
    • C. lank
    • D. askant

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