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Definition of the verb clothe

What does clothe mean as a doing word?

verb - inflections:

 simple pastpast participlepresent participlethird-person singular
primarily used in British Englishcladcladclothingclothes

  1. provide with clothes or put clothes on
  2. furnish with power or authority; of kings or emperors
    • lexical domain: Activities - verbs of political and social activities and events
    • synonyms of clothe: adorn / invest
    • more generic terms: equip / fit / fit out / outfit = provide with (something) usually for a specific purpose
  3. cover as if with clothing
    • example: the mountain was clothed in tropical trees
    • lexical domain: Contact - verbs of touching, hitting, tying, digging
    • synonyms of clothe: cloak / drape / robe
    • more generic terms: cover / spread over = form a cover over

Alternative definition of the verb clothe


  1. [transitive] To adorn or cover with clothing; to dress; to supply clothes or clothing.

Printed dictionaries and other books with definitions for clothe

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Google previewEnglish and Muskokee Dictionary (1890)

by Robert McGill Loughridge, David M. Hodge

to clothe. Vtcecv'ketv ...

Google previewThe London encyclopaedia, or, Universal dictionary of science, art, literature, and practical mechanics, by the orig. ed. of the Encyclopaedia metropolitana [T. Curtis]. (1839)

by Thomas Curtis (of Grove house sch, Islington)

Clothes, plural. Clothe, v. a. k. n. Clo'thieb, n. ยป. Clo'thinc, n.s. Cloth-shearer, n.s. Cloth- pbessing, ...

Google previewNew Dictionary Armenian-English (2009)

by Matthias Bedrossian

clothes, garments. * Holme-os, +kgo, vna. to clothe, ...

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Usage statistics about clothe

The following statistics are based on the British National Corpus, so they are representative for the British English from the later part of the 20th century, both spoken and written.

Distribution of usage frequency for the most common synonyms of the verb clothe:


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Clothe Meaning

Video shows what clothe means. To adorn or cover with clothing; to dress; to supply clothes or clothing.. To cover or invest, as if with a garment.. Clothe Meaning ...

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Quotes about clothe

And thus I clothe my naked villainy With old odd ends, stol'n forth of holy writ And seem a saint, when most I play the devil. (William Shakespeare)
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Scrabble value of C3L1O1T1H4E1

The value of this 6-letter word is 11 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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