The definition of clothe is to provide with clothes.
An example of clothe is to put clothes on a baby.
transitive verbclothed or clad, cloth′ing
- to put clothes on; dress
- to provide with clothes
- to cover over as if with a garment: hills clothed in snow
Origin of clotheMiddle English clothen from Old English clathian: see cloth
transitive verbclothed, or clad cloth·ing, clothes
- To put clothes on; dress: The children were clothed in warm fleece.
- To provide clothes for.
- To cover as if with clothing: “People clothe the act of vengeance in all sorts of justifications” ( James Carroll )
- To endow with a trait or attribute.
Origin of clotheMiddle English clothen from Old English clāthian from clāth cloth
(third-person singular simple present clothes, present participle clothing, simple past and past participle clad or clothed)