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 Dictionary entry overview: What does clothing mean? 

  The noun CLOTHING has 1 sense:

1. a covering designed to be worn on a person's body

  Familiarity information: CLOTHING used as a noun is very rare.

 Dictionary entry details 


Sense 1clothing [BACK TO TOP]


A covering designed to be worn on a person's body

Classified under:

Nouns denoting man-made objects


article of clothing; clothing; habiliment; wearable; vesture; wear

Hypernyms ("clothing" is a kind of...):

consumer goods (goods (as food or clothing) intended for direct use or consumption)

covering (an artifact that covers something else (usually to protect or shelter or conceal it))

Meronyms (parts of "clothing"):

wardrobe (collection of clothing belonging to one person)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "clothing"):

accessory; accouterment; accoutrement (clothing that is worn or carried, but not part of your main clothing)

man's clothing (clothing that is designed for men to wear)

neckpiece (an article of apparel worn about the neck)

nightclothes; nightwear; sleepwear (garments designed to be worn in bed)

outerwear; overclothes (clothing for use outdoors)

protective garment (clothing that is intended to protect the wearer from injury)

ready-to-wear (ready-made clothing)

slip-on (an article of clothing (garment or shoe) that is easily slipped on or off)

slops (cheap clothing (as formerly issued to sailors in Britain))

street clothes (ordinary clothing suitable for public appearances (as opposed to costumes or sports apparel or work clothes etc.))

tailor-made (custom-made clothing)

duds; threads; togs (informal terms for clothing)

uniform (clothing of distinctive design worn by members of a particular group as a means of identification)

vestiture (an archaic term for clothing)

woman's clothing (clothing that is designed for women to wear)

loungewear (clothing suitable for relaxation)

leisure wear (informal clothing designed to be worn when you are relaxing)

knitwear (knitted clothing)

apparel; clothes; dress; wearing apparel (clothing in general)

array; raiment; regalia (especially fine or decorative clothing)

attire; dress; garb (clothing of a distinctive style or for a particular occasion)

beachwear (clothing to be worn at a beach)

black (black clothing (worn as a sign of mourning))

blue (blue clothing)

change (a different or fresh set of clothes)

civilian clothing; civilian dress; civilian garb; plain clothes (ordinary clothing as distinguished from uniforms, work clothes, clerical garb, etc.)

drag (clothing that is conventionally worn by the opposite sex (especially women's clothing when worn by a man))

footwear (clothing worn on a person's feet)

garment (an article of clothing)

gray; grey (clothing that is a grey color)

hand wear; handwear (clothing for the hands)

headdress; headgear (clothing for the head)

work-clothes; work-clothing (clothing worn for doing manual labor)

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