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GARMENT

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does garment mean? 

GARMENT (noun)
  The noun GARMENT has 1 sense:

1. an article of clothing

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


GARMENT (verb)
  The verb GARMENT has 1 sense:

1. provide with clothes or put clothes on

  Familiarity information: GARMENT used as a verb is very rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


GARMENT (noun)


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Meaning:

An article of clothing

Classified under:

Nouns denoting man-made objects

Context example:

garments of the finest silk

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

article of clothing; clothing; habiliment; vesture; wear; wearable (a covering designed to be worn on a person's body)

Meronyms (parts of "garment"):

armhole (a hole through which you put your arm and where a sleeve can be attached)

liner; lining (a piece of cloth that is used as the inside surface of a garment)

neck; neck opening (an opening in a garment for the neck of the wearer; a part of the garment near the wearer's neck)

pocket (a small pouch inside a garment for carrying small articles)

skirt (cloth covering that forms the part of a garment below the waist)

arm; sleeve (the part of a garment that is attached at the armhole and that provides a cloth covering for the arm)

yoke (fabric comprising a fitted part at the top of a garment)

hipline (the line formed by the lower edge of hip-length garment)

jag (a slit in a garment that exposes material of a different color underneath; used in Renaissance clothing)

dag; jag (a flap along the edge of a garment; used in medieval clothing)

gusset; inset (a piece of material used to strengthen or enlarge a garment)

fly; fly front (an opening in a garment that is closed by a zipper or by buttons concealed under a fold of cloth)

eyehole; eyelet (a small hole (usually round and finished around the edges) in cloth or leather for the passage of a cord or hook or bar)

dart (a tapered tuck made in dressmaking)

button hole; buttonhole (a hole through which buttons are pushed)

bosom (cloth that covers the chest or breasts)

band; banding; stripe (an adornment consisting of a strip of a contrasting color or material)

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

wraparound (a garment (as a dress or coat) with a full length opening; adjusts to the body by wrapping around)

straightjacket; straitjacket (a garment similar to a jacket that is used to bind the arms tightly against the body as a means of restraining a violent person)

stomacher (garment consisting of a V-shaped panel of stiff material worn over the chest and stomach in the 16th century)

skirt (a garment hanging from the waist; worn mainly by girls and women)

silks (the brightly colored garments of a jockey; emblematic of the stable)

shirt (a garment worn on the upper half of the body)

separate (a garment that can be purchased separately and worn in combinations with other garments)

sealskin (a garment (as a jacket or coat or robe) made of sealskin)

scarf (a garment worn around the head or neck or shoulders for warmth or decoration)

scapular; scapulary (garment consisting of a long wide piece of woolen cloth worn over the shoulders with an opening for the head; part of a monastic habit)

sackcloth (a garment made of coarse sacking; formerly worn as an indication of remorse)

suit; suit of clothes (a set of garments (usually including a jacket and trousers or skirt) for outerwear all of the same fabric and color)

sunsuit (a child's garment consisting of a brief top and shorts)

wet suit (a close-fitting garment made of a permeable material; worn in cold water (as by skin divers) to retain body heat)

weeds; widow's weeds (a black garment (dress) worn by a widow as a sign of mourning)

vest; waistcoat (a man's sleeveless garment worn underneath a coat)

undergarment; unmentionable (a garment worn under other garments)

pant; trouser ((usually in the plural) a garment extending from the waist to the knee or ankle, covering each leg separately)

trouser (a garment (or part of a garment) designed for or relating to trousers)

bathing costume; bathing suit; swimming costume; swimsuit; swimwear (tight fitting garment worn for swimming)

sweat suit; sweats; sweatsuit; workout suit (garment consisting of sweat pants and a sweatshirt)

sweater (a crocheted or knitted garment covering the upper part of the body)

swaddling bands; swaddling clothes (a garment (a gown or narrow strips of cloth) for an infant)

romper; romper suit (a one-piece garment for children to wear at play; the lower part is shaped like bloomers)

robe (any loose flowing garment)

hose (man's close-fitting garment of the 16th and 17th centuries covering the legs and reaching up to the waist; worn with a doublet)

head covering; veil (a garment that covers the head and face)

hand-me-down (outgrown garment passed down from one person to another)

haick; haik (a outer garment consisting of a large piece of white cloth; worn by men and women in northern Africa)

gown; scrubs; surgical gown (protective garment worn by surgeons during operations)

fur (a garment made of the dressed hairy coat of a mammal)

diaper; napkin; nappy (garment consisting of a folded cloth drawn up between the legs and fastened at the waist; worn by infants to catch excrement)

camlet (a garment made of camlet fabric)

burka; burqa (a loose garment (usually with veiled holes for the eyes) worn by Muslim women especially in India and Pakistan)

breechcloth; breechclout; loincloth (a garment that provides covering for the loins)

ironing (garments (clothes or linens) that are to be (or have been) ironed)

jump suit; jumpsuit (one-piece garment fashioned after a parachutist's uniform)

kanzu ((Swahili) a long garment (usually white) with long sleeves; worn by men in East Africa)

reversible (a garment (especially a coat) that can be worn inside out (with either side of the cloth showing))

raglan (a garment (coat or sweater) that has raglan sleeves)

peplos; peplum; peplus (a garment worn by women in ancient Greece; cloth caught at the shoulders and draped in folds to the waist)

outer garment; overgarment (a garment worn over other garments)

neckwear (articles of clothing worn about the neck)

motley (a garment made of motley (especially a court jester's costume))

mending (garments that must be repaired)

body suit; cat suit; leotard; unitard (a tight-fitting garment of stretchy material that covers the body from the shoulders to the thighs (and may have long sleeves or legs reaching down to the ankles); worn by ballet dancers and acrobats for practice or performance)

leg covering; legging; legin (a garment covering the leg (usually extending from the knee to the ankle))

laundry; wash; washables; washing (garments or white goods that can be cleaned by laundering)


GARMENT (verb)


Sense 1garment [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Provide with clothes or put clothes on

Classified under:

Verbs of grooming, dressing and bodily care

Synonyms:

raiment; garment; garb; tog; enclothe; clothe; apparel; dress; habilitate; fit out

Context example:

Parents must feed and dress their child

Hypernyms (to "garment" is one way to...):

change state; turn (undergo a transformation or a change of position or action)

Troponyms (each of the following is one way to "garment"):

corset (dress with a corset)

shoe (furnish with shoes)

coat (cover or provide with a coat)

costume; dress up (dress in a costume)

robe; vest (clothe formally; especially in ecclesiastical robes)

overclothe; overdress (dress excessively)

vesture (provide or cover with a cloak)

habit (put a habit on)

shirt (put a shirt on)

frock (put a frock on)

jacket (put a jacket on)

cover; wrap up (clothe, as if for protection from the elements)

prim; prim out; prim up (dress primly)

gown (dress in a gown)

Sentence frames:

Somebody ----s something
Somebody ----s somebody


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