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 verbclad clad, 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”).
Variant of clad
transitive verbclad, cladding
- 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