What does garment mean?

Definitions for garment
ˈgɑr məntgar·ment

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. garmentverb

    an article of clothing

    "garments of the finest silk"

  2. dress, clothe, enclothe, garb, raiment, tog, garment, habilitate, fit out, apparelverb

    provide with clothes or put clothes on

    "Parents must feed and dress their child"

Wiktionary

  1. garmentnoun

    A single item of clothing.

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Garmentnoun

    Any thing by which the body is covered; cloaths; dress.

    Etymology: guarniment, old French.

    Hence, rotten thing, or I shall shake thy bones
    Out of thy garments. William Shakespeare, Coriolanus.

    Hast any of thy late master’s garments in thy possession? William Shakespeare, Cymbeline.

    Our leaf, once fallen, springeth no more; neither doth the sun or summer adorn us again with the garments of new leaves and flowers. Walter Raleigh, History of the World.

    Three worthy persons from his side it tore,
    And dy’d his garment with their scatter’d gore. Edmund Waller.

    The peacock, in all his pride, does not display half the colours that appear in the garments of a British lady, when she is dressed. Joseph Addison, Spectator, №. 265.

Wikipedia

  1. garment

    Clothing (also known as clothes, garments, dress, apparel, or attire) is any item worn on the body. Typically, clothing is made of fabrics or textiles, but over time it has included garments made from animal skin and other thin sheets of materials and natural products found in the environment, 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 factors, and geographic considerations. Garments cover the body, footwear covers the feet, gloves cover the hands, while hats and headgear cover the head. Eyewear and jewelry are not generally considered items of clothing, but play an important role in fashion and clothing as costume. Clothing serves many purposes: it can serve as protection from the elements, rough surfaces, sharp stones, rash-causing plants, insect bites, by providing a barrier between the skin and the environment. Clothing can insulate against cold or hot conditions, and it can provide a hygienic barrier, keeping infectious and toxic materials away from the body. It can protect feet from injury and discomfort or facilitate navigation in varied environments. Clothing also provides protection from ultraviolet radiation. It may be used to prevent glare or increase visual acuity in harsh environments, such as brimmed hats. Clothing is used for protection against injury in specific tasks and occupations, sports, and warfare. Fashioned with pockets, belts, or loops, clothing may provide a means to carry things while freeing the hands. Clothing has significant social factors as well. Wearing clothes is a variable social norm. It may connote modesty. Being deprived of clothing in front of others may be embarrassing. In many parts of the world, not wearing clothes in public so that genitals, breasts, or buttocks are visible could be considered indecent exposure. Pubic area or genital coverage is the most frequently encountered minimum found cross-culturally and regardless of climate, implying social convention as the basis of customs. Clothing also may be used to communicate social status, wealth, group identity, and individualism. Some forms of personal protective equipment amount to clothing, such as coveralls, chaps or a doctor's white coat, with similar requirements for maintenance and cleaning as other textiles (boxing gloves function both as protective equipment and as a sparring weapon, so the equipment aspect rises above the glove aspect). More specialized forms of protective equipment, such as face shields are classified protective accessories. At the far extreme, self-enclosing diving suits or space suits are form fitting body covers, and amount to a form of dress, without being clothing per se, while containing enough high technology to amount to more of a tool than a garment. This line will continue to blur as wearable technology embeds assistive devices directly into the fabric itself; the enabling innovations are ultra low power consumption and flexible electronic substrates. Clothing also hybridizes into a personal transportation system (ice skates, roller skates, cargo pants, other outdoor survival gear, one-man band) or concealment system (stage magicians, hidden linings or pockets in tradecraft, integrated holsters for concealed carry, merchandise-laden trench coats on the black market — where the purpose of the clothing often carries over into disguise). A mode of dress fit to purpose, whether stylistic or functional, is known as an outfit or ensemble.

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  1. garment

    A garment is a piece of clothing that is typically worn on the body. It can refer to shirts, trousers, dresses, jackets and other items of clothing. Garments are usually made from fabric or other material, and can vary greatly in design, style, and function depending on the cultural and historical context.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Garmentnoun

    any article of clothing, as a coat, a gown, etc

  2. Etymology: [OE. garnement, OF. garnement, garniment, fr. garnir to garnish. See Garnish.]

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Garment

    gär′ment, n. any article of clothing, as a coat or gown.—v.t. to clothe with a garment.—adjs. Gar′mented; Gar′mentless.—n. Gar′menture, clothing. [O. Fr. garnimentgarnir, to furnish.]

Editors Contribution

  1. garment

    An item of clothing.

    The garment bag was practical as it helped to keep the dress clean.


    Submitted by MaryC on February 8, 2020  

British National Corpus

  1. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'garment' in Nouns Frequency: #2556

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of garment in Chaldean Numerology is: 6

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of garment in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6

Examples of garment in a Sentence

  1. Anne Hidalgo:

    How one dresses is very important, the garment is the presentation of ourselves to others. It's a world in which we have some authority. And by definition, women are considered as not having authority, as being powerless.

  2. Margot Vaaderpass:

    That's one of things that I have taken up as a challenge - how can we create a suit that's knitted, the advantage of that is that we can shape the garment, that means that we can produce less waste.

  3. Chris Hansen:

    This is the first suit we've designed in about 40 years, what you saw today was a prototype of the pressure garment. The life support system is back in a lab in Houston.

  4. Molly Goddard:

    I have spent the last six months exploring ways of creating volume through pattern cutting and manipulation so that each garment holds its own shape with no hidden support, the idea of pieces holding their own shape has a directness that has come to inform everything about this show.

  5. Carlo Capasa:

    The new generation, they are Instagram. Many of the new designers work very much thinking [about] the final effect of the picture. Maybe, in the past, they were looking more at the deep construction of the garment. Today, we're talking more a language of communication more so than before, the good designers of tomorrow are the ones who can meld that new visual way of working with some strong base of tailoring, construction and knowing how to deal with value.

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