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Webster 1913 Edition


Clothing

Cloth′ing

,
Noun.
1.
Garments in general; clothes; dress; raiment; covering.
From others he shall stand in need of nothing,
Yet on his brothers shall depend for
clothing
.
Milton.
As for me, . . . my
clothing
was sackloth.
Ps. xxxv. 13
2.
The art of process of making cloth.
[R.]
Instructing [refugees] in the art of
clothing
.
Ray.
3.
A covering of non-conducting material on the outside of a boiler, or steam chamber, to prevent radiation of heat.
Knight.
4.
(Mach.)
See
Card clothing
, under 3d
Card
.

Webster 1828 Edition


Clothing

CLOTHING

,
ppr.
Covering with or putting on vestments of any kind; providing with garments; investing; covering.

CLOTHING

, n.
1.
Garments in general; clothes; dress; raiment; covering.
As for me--my clothing was sackcloth. Ps. 35.
2.
The art or practice of making cloth.
The king took measures to instruct the refugees from Flanders in the art of clothing.

Definition 2022


clothing

clothing

English

Verb

clothing

  1. present participle of clothe

Noun

A baby wearing many items of winter clothing: headband, cap, fur-lined coat, shawl and sweater

clothing (countable and uncountable, plural clothings)

  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.
    • Milton
      From others he shall stand in need of nothing, / Yet on his brothers shall depend for clothing.
  2. An act or instance of putting clothes on.
    The clothing and unclothing of the idols was of special significance.
  3. (obsolete) The art of process of making cloth.
    • Ray
      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.
    (Can we find and add a quotation of Knight to this entry?)

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