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. A.W. Tozer:

    As base a thing as money often is, yet it can be transmuted into everlasting treasure. It can be converted into food for the hungry and clothing for the poor. Any temporal possession can be turned into everlasting wealth. Whatever is given to Christ is immediately touched with immortality. (A.W. Tozer)

  2. Jason Chipman:

    When you raise the cost to the employers, they’re going to raise prices, it’s not going to be overnight, but eventually it will filter to everything else, increases in rent, utilities, food, clothing. They will go up and people will end up right back in the same place.

  3. Sara Davis Buechner:

    Just imagine, you have to take every stitch of clothing you own and put it in the garbage, the best analogy I tell people is, 'What if you moved to Bolivia tomorrow, how much would it cost to start a totally new life?'.

  4. Brendan Fraser:

    They're kind of behaving like wolves in sheep's clothing about it, saying, ‘Oh, we want him to heal.’ Well, the first step in that direction would be: What am I healing from? Can I please see this report? What is it? they commissioned an investigation. They received their report. And they're not giving any details about it, and they're not giving up the report itself.

  5. Rosie Broadhead:

    People are becoming more aware of sustainability and the environment. They're concerned about the food that they are eating and the cosmetics that they're putting on their skin. But less is known about the toxic chemicals that are in our clothing. So in time I think people will become more aware of wellness clothing.

Images & Illustrations of clothing

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