Clothing meaning

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Any of a wide variety of articles, usually made of fabrics, animal hair, animal skin, or some combination thereof, used to cover the human body for warmth, to preserve modesty, or for fashion.
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Wearing apparel; clothes; garments.
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The definition of clothing is what someone wears to cover their body.

Jeans and a shirt are examples of clothing.

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Clothes considered as a group; wearing apparel.
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A covering.
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A covering.
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Present participle of clothe.
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An act or instance of putting clothes on.

The clothing and unclothing of the idols was of special significance.

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A covering of non-conducting material on the outside of a boiler, or steam chamber, to prevent radiation of heat.

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Origin of clothing

  • From Middle English clothing, clathing, clething (whence also the dialectal English term cleading), equivalent to clothe +‎ -ing. Cognate with Scots cleeding, cleiding, cleading (“clothing”), Dutch kleding (“clothing”), German Kleidung (“clothing”), Danish klædning (“clothing, dress, attire”), Swedish klädning (“dress”). Compare also cladding.

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