AskDefine | Define clothe

Dictionary Definition



1 provide with clothes or put clothes on; "Parents must feed and dress their child" [syn: dress, enclothe, garb, raiment, tog, garment, habilitate, fit out, apparel] [ant: undress]
2 furnish with power or authority; of kings or emperors [syn: invest, adorn] [also: clad]

User Contributed Dictionary



  • a RP /ˈkləʊð/, /"kl@Uz/
  • a GenAm /ˈkloʊð/, /"kloUz/
  • Rhymes with: -əʊð


  1. To adorn or cover with clothing; to dress; to supply clothes or clothing.


adorn with clothing
  • Dutch: kleden
  • Finnish: pukeutua, pukea ylleen
  • Icelandic: klæða

Synonyms, Antonyms and Related Words

accommodate, accouter, afford, apparel, apply to, arm, array, attire, authorize, bedeck, bedrape, blanket, block, bundle up, canopy, caparison, clad, cloak, clothe with power, cloud, contribute, cope, costume, cover, cover up, cowl, curtain, deck, deputize, dight, do up, donate, drape, dress, dress up, dud, eclipse, empower, enable, enclothe, endow, endue, enrobe, enshroud, envelop, enwrap, equip, fill, fill up, film, find, fit out, fit up, fund, furnish, garb, garment, give, habilitate, hood, invest, keep, lap, lay on, lay over, maintain, make available, make provision for, mantle, mask, muffle, muffle up, obduce, obscure, occult, outfit, overlay, overspread, prepare, present, provide, provide for, put on, rag out, raiment, recruit, replenish, rig out, robe, screen, scum, sheathe, shield, shroud, spread over, stock, store, subsidize, superimpose, superpose, supply, support, swaddle, swathe, tire, veil, wrap, wrap up, yield
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