What does clothing mean?

Definitions for clothing
ˈkloʊ ðɪŋcloth·ing

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Princeton's WordNet

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

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


  1. clothing(Noun)

    Clothes; apparel for wearing.

  2. clothing(Noun)

    An act or instance of putting clothes on.

    The clothing and unclothing of the idols was of special significance.

  3. Origin: clothe + ing, cognate with Dutch: kleding.

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


  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.

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?

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How to say clothing in sign language?

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  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. Rizani Che Ismail:

    The body was only bones and little bit of clothing on it.

  2. Jay Haas:

    He has plane reservations, his clothing is being readied, if that happens.

  3. Anonymous:

    Any piece of clothing can be sexy with a quietly passionate woman inside it.

  4. Karen Rowe:

    Was it carried in on clothing or boots? There's just a lot of unanswered questions.

  5. Christophe Boulierac:

    Many children on the move do not have adequate clothing or access to the right nutrition.

Images & Illustrations of clothing

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