Definitions for: Clothe

[v] provide with clothes or put clothes on; "Parents must feed and dress their child"
[v] furnish with power or authority; of kings or emperors

Webster (1913) Definition: Clothe, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Clothedor Clad; p. pr.
& vb. n. Clothing.] [OE. clathen, clothen, clethen, AS.
cl[=a][eth]ian, cl[ae][eth]an. See Cloth.]
1. To put garments on; to cover with clothing; to dress.

Go with me, to clothe you as becomes you. --Shak.

2. To provide with clothes; as, to feed and clothe a family;
to clothe one's self extravagantly.

Drowsiness shall clothe a man with rags. --Prov.
xxiii. 21.

The naked every day he clad, When he put on his
clothes. --Goldsmith.

3. Fig.: To cover or invest, as with a garment; as, to clothe
one with authority or power.

Language in which they can clothe their thoughts.

His sides are clothed with waving wood. --J. Dyer.

Thus Belial, with with words clothed in reason's
garb. --Milton.

Clothe, v. i.
To wear clothes. [Poetic]

Care no more to clothe eat. --Shak.

Synonyms: adorn, apparel, dress, enclothe, fit out, garb, garment, habilitate, invest, raiment, tog

Antonyms: discase, disrobe, peel, strip, strip down, uncase, unclothe, undress

See Also: change state, coat, corset, costume, cover, dress up, equip, fit, fit out, frock, gown, habit, jacket, outfit, overclothe, overdress, prim, prim out, prim up, robe, shirt, shoe, turn, vest, vesture, wrap up

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