clothe (clothes, present participle clothing; past clad, past participle clad)
- (transitive) To adorn or cover with clothing; to dress; to supply clothes or clothing.
- to feed and clothe a family; to clothe oneself extravagantly
- 1611, The Holy Bible, […] (King James Version), imprinted at London: By Robert Barker, […], OCLC 964384981 ↗, Proverbs xxiii:21 ↗:
- Drowsiness shall clothe a man with rags.
- The naked every day he clad, / When he put on his clothes.
- (figurative) To cover or invest, as if with a garment.
- to clothe somebody with authority or power
- language in which they can clothe their thoughts
- His sides are clothed with waving wood.
- 1667, John Milton, “Book 2”, in Paradise Lost. A Poem Written in Ten Books, London: Printed [by Samuel Simmons], and are to be sold by Peter Parker […] [a]nd by Robert Boulter […] [a]nd Matthias Walker, […], OCLC 228722708 ↗; republished as Paradise Lost in Ten Books: The Text Exactly Reproduced from the First Edition of 1667: […], London: Basil Montagu Pickering […], 1873, OCLC 230729554 ↗:
- words clothed in reason's garb
- (to adorn or cover with clothing) dight, don, put on; see also Thesaurus:clothe
- French: vêtir, habiller
- German: kleiden
- Italian: vestire
- Portuguese: vestir
- Russian: одева́ть
- Spanish: vestir