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    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • UK Pronunciation
    • UK IPA
    • [klad]
    • /klæd/
    • /klæd/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [klad]
    • /klæd/

Definitions of clad word

  • adjective clad If you are clad in particular clothes, you are wearing them. 3
  • adjective clad Clad is also a combining form. 3
  • adjective clad A building, part of a building, or mountain that is clad with something is covered by that thing. 3
  • verb clad to bond a metal to (another metal), esp to form a protective coating 3
  • abbreviation CLAD clothe 3
  • verb transitive clad to face the surface of 3

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Origin of clad

First appearance:

before 950
One of the 4% oldest English words
before 950; Middle English cladd(e), Old English clāthod(e) clothed. See clothe, -ed2

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Parts of speech for Clad


clad popularity

A common word. It’s meaning is known to most children of preschool age. About 89% of English native speakers know the meaning and use the word.
This word is included in each student's vocabulary. Most likely there is at least one movie with this word in the title.

clad usage trend in Literature

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Synonyms for clad

adj clad

  • clothed — If you are clothed in a certain way, you are dressed in that way.
  • face — the front part of the head, from the forehead to the chin.
  • sheathed — a case or covering for the blade of a sword, dagger, or the like.
  • arrayed — If things are arrayed in a particular way, they are arranged or displayed in that way.
  • garbed — a fashion or mode of dress, especially of a distinctive, uniform kind: in the garb of a monk.

adjective clad

  • attired — If you describe how someone is attired, you are describing how they are dressed.
  • adorned — to decorate or add beauty to, as by ornaments: garlands of flowers adorning their hair.

verb clad

  • suit up — a set of clothing, armor, or the like, intended for wear together.
  • refinish — to give a new surface to (wood, furniture, etc.).
  • dress — an outer garment for women and girls, consisting of bodice and skirt in one piece.
  • fit out — adapted or suited; appropriate: This water isn't fit for drinking. A long-necked giraffe is fit for browsing treetops.
  • cladding — Cladding is a covering of tiles, wooden boards, or other material that is fixed to the outside of a building to protect it against bad weather or to make it look more attractive.

Antonyms for clad

adj clad

  • unclad — a simple past tense and past participle of unclothe.

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