A woman clad all in green.
- The definition of clad is dressed or covered in.
An example of clad used as an adjective is the phrase pine clad forest.
- Clad means to have bonded a metal surface with another metal.
An example of clad is to bond stainless steel over aluminum to make an attractive cooking pot that evenly conducts the heat.
transitive verb, clad′ding
- alt. pt. & pp. of clothe
- to face the surface of: to clad a tower in marble
- to bond a layer of another metal to
- clothed; dressed
- having a layer of some other metal or of an alloy bonded to it: clad steel, clad coins
transitive verbclad, clad·ding, clads
- To sheathe or cover (a metal) with a metal.
- To cover with a protective or insulating layer of other material.
Origin of cladBack-formation from cladding
(third-person singular simple present clads, present participle cladding, simple past and past participle clad)
Alternative perfect and past participle of clothe: Old English geclæþd, past participle of clæþan (“to clothe”), from clað (“cloth”). Compare Icelandic klæða (“to clothe”).