• (RP) IPA: /ˈkləʊðɪŋ/
  • (GA) IPA: /ˈkloʊðɪŋ/
  1. present participle of clothe#English|clothe


  1. Any of a wide variety of articles, usually made of fabrics, animal hair, animal skin, or some combination thereof, used to cover the human body for warmth, to preserve modesty, or for fashion.
    • 1673, John Milton, Poems, &c. upon Several Occaſions., London: Printed for Tho. Dring […] , OCLC 1050806759 ↗, page 67 ↗:
      From others he ſhall ſtand in need of nothing, / Yet on his Brothers ſhall depend for Cloathing.
  2. An act or instance of putting clothes on.
    The clothing and unclothing of the idols was of special significance.
  3. (obsolete) The art or process of making cloth.
    • Instructing [refugees] in the art of clothing.
  4. A covering of non-conducting material on the outside of a boiler, or steam chamber, to prevent radiation of heat.
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