Clothe

Definition of Clothe

Pronunciation: klōth
v. t.1.To put garments on; to cover with clothing; to dress.
[imp. & p. p. Clothed (klōthd) or Clad (klăd); p. pr. & vb. n. Clothing.]
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.
- Watts.
His sides are clothed with waving wood.
- J. Dyer.
Thus Belial, with with words clothed in reason's garb.
- Milton.
v. i.1.To wear clothes.
Care no more to clothe eat.
- Shak.

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