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, habilimentnoun

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

Wiktionary

  1. clothingnoun

    Clothes; apparel for wearing.

  2. clothingnoun

    An act or instance of putting clothes on.

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

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

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Clothingnoun

    Dress; vesture; garments.

    Etymology: from To clothe.

    Thy bosom might receive my yielded spright,
    And thine with it, in heav’n’s pure clothing drest,
    Through clearest skies might take united flight. Edward Fairfax.

    Your bread and clothing, and every necessary of life, entirely depend upon it. Jonathan Swift.

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. Clothingnoun

    garments in general; clothes; dress; raiment; covering

  3. Clothingnoun

    the art of process of making cloth

  4. Clothingnoun

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

  5. Clothingnoun

    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

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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. Miles Barr:

    Light absorbing dyes are found all around us. They're in paints, they're in pigments for clothing, and they're even in electronic devices, what we've done is we've engineered those dyes to selectively absorb infrared light and also convert that light into electricity.

  2. Harriet Beecher Stowe:

    Home is a place not only of strong affections, but of entire unreserved; it is life's undress rehearsal, its backroom, its dressing room, from which we go forth to more careful and guarded intercourse, leaving behind us much debris of cast-off and everyday clothing.

  3. Park Youn-hee:

    It goes well with all casual clothing.

  4. Tonya Winders:

    It is also important to remove all exercise clothing from the bedroom and shower before bed to reduce pollens from the sleep zone, try to keep the windows closed and limit exposure to other known allergens as much as possible during the peak of allergy season.

  5. Amy Ott:

    These messages are often damaging to girls. We are not allowed to discriminate in the U.S. based on race, disability, gender, age, etc. … So why are schools discriminating against girls based on their bodies ? you have to try a dress on and see what it looks like on you, not how it looks on someone else. … It’s like shopping for any other kind of clothing in this day and age. You want to look your best and look appropriate.

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