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    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • UK Pronunciation
    • UK IPA
    • [klohth]
    • /kloʊð/
    • /kləʊð/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [klohth]
    • /kloʊð/

Definitions of clothe word

  • verb clothe To clothe someone means to provide them with clothes to wear. 3
  • verb clothe to dress or attire (a person) 3
  • verb clothe to provide with clothing or covering 3
  • verb clothe to conceal or disguise 3
  • verb clothe to endow or invest 3
  • verb transitive clothe to put clothes on; dress 3

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Origin of clothe

First appearance:

before 950
One of the 4% oldest English words
before 950; Middle English clothen, Old English clāthian, derivative of clāth cloth

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Parts of speech for Clothe


clothe popularity

A common word. It’s meaning is known to most children of preschool age. About 82% 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.

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Synonyms for clothe

verb clothe

  • drape — to cover or hang with cloth or other fabric, especially in graceful folds; adorn with drapery.
  • dress up — of or for a dress or dresses.
  • swaddle — to bind (an infant, especially a newborn infant) with long, narrow strips of cloth to prevent free movement; wrap tightly with clothes.
  • swathe — to wrap, bind, or swaddle with bands of some material; wrap up closely or fully.
  • fit — adapted or suited; appropriate: This water isn't fit for drinking. A long-necked giraffe is fit for browsing treetops.

Antonyms for clothe

verb clothe

  • uncover — to lay bare; disclose; reveal.
  • disrobe — Take off one's clothes.
  • reveal — to make known; disclose; divulge: to reveal a secret.
  • open — not closed or barred at the time, as a doorway by a door, a window by a sash, or a gateway by a gate: to leave the windows open at night.
  • unclothe — to strip of clothes.

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