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. Lois Greenfield:

    The pictures are in color. ... But for the most part, the colors are just the skin tones of the person, the backgrounds are either white, gray or black. And the clothing or fabrics are very, very neutral. I don't think it reads like color. I'm not looking at a colorful carnival.

  2. Nathaniel Hawthorne:

    Every young sculptor seems to think that he must give the world some specimen of indecorous womanhood, and call it Eve, Venus, a Nymph, or any name that may apologize for a lack of decent clothing.

  3. Maisie Squires:

    My back burnt like this as I was not aware of the heat that was directly on my back and also I have very fair skin, meaning I burn easily, if I had not of [sic] put sun cream on my back, it wouldve been so much worse, she continued. I just hope that people see how dangerous the sun actually is and hopefully my horrific mistake has been a big lesson to most people and also me myself. Squires has shared her story to Facebook, where her post has since gone viral with over 12,000 shares and 20,000 comments as of Saturday afternoon. The girls father, Dean Squires told The Sun that his daughters sunburn was much worse in real life and verifies that his daughter had been wearing sunscreen on the front and back of her body during the unfortunate snorkeling trip. She was wearing sun cream on front and back, hetold the outlet. Ive never seen as bad before. We know teenagers dont listen, but she was wearing cream and was still burnt. CLICK HERE TO GET THE FOX NEWS APP Hopefully itll be a good warning to other people, Dean Squiresadded. Likewise, a spokespersonfor the British Association of Dermatologists recommended that swimmers and snorkelers wear protective clothing when spending long periods of time in the sun as an extra precaution against dangerous UV rays.

  4. Hillary Clinton:

    The way that Hillary Clinton’s been talked about in the media is so gendered and rabidly sexist in every single portrayal, whether it’s the attacks on her personal life or the adjectives that are used to describe her clothing, we have to do a full reexamination.

  5. Army Capt. Florent Groberg:

    A man came out of a building to our left walking backwards, it was eerie and looked suspicious. I yelled at him and he turned around immediately and then started walking towards us. He looked like a young man with a beard, wearing man-jams and dark clothing. He didn't appear to be himself that day ... most likely drugged.

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