A baby wearing many items of winter clothing: headband, cap, fur-lined coat, shawl and sweater



  • Present participle of clothe


  • 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.
  • An act or instance of putting clothes on.
  • The art or process of making cloth.
  • A covering of non-conducting material on the outside of a boiler, or steam chamber, to prevent radiation of heat.


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  • From Middle English clothing, clathing; equivalent to clothe + -ing. Cognate with Scots cleeding, cleiding, cleading, Dutch kleding ("clothing"), German Kleidung ("clothing"), Danish klædning ("clothing, dress, attire"), Swedish klädning ("dress"). Doublet of the dialectal English term cleading, from Middle English clething; compare also cladding.

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