Definition of clothe verb from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

     

    clothe

     verb
    verb
    BrE BrE//kləʊð//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//kloʊð//
     
    Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they clothe
    BrE BrE//kləʊð//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//kloʊð//
     
    he / she / it clothes
    BrE BrE//kləʊðz//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//kloʊðz//
     
    past simple clothed
    BrE BrE//kləʊðd//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//kloʊðd//
     
    past participle clothed
    BrE BrE//kləʊðd//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//kloʊðd//
     
    -ing form clothing
    BrE BrE//ˈkləʊðɪŋ//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈkloʊðɪŋ//
     
     
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  1. 1clothe somebody/yourself/something (in something) (formal) to dress somebody/yourself They clothe their children in the latest fashions. (figurative) Climbing plants clothed the courtyard walls.
  2. 2clothe somebody to provide clothes for somebody to wear the costs of feeding and clothing a family
  3. Word Origin Old English (only recorded in the past participle geclāded), from clāth, related to Dutch kleed and German Kleid, of unknown ultimate origin.
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