1. provide with clothes or put clothes on;
- Example: "Parents must feed and dress their child"
[syn: dress, clothe, enclothe, garb, raiment, tog, garment, habilitate, fit out, apparel]
2. furnish with power or authority; of kings or emperors;
[syn: invest, clothe, adorn]
3. cover as if with clothing;
- Example: "the mountain was clothed in tropical trees"
[syn: clothe, cloak, drape, robe]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Clothe \Clothe\, v. i. To wear clothes. [Poetic] [1913 Webster] Care no more to clothe eat. --Shak. [1913 Webster]The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Clothe \Clothe\ (kl[=o][th]), v. t. [imp. & p. p. Clothed (kl[=o][th]d) or Clad (kl[a^]d); p. pr. & vb. n. Clothing.] [OE. clathen, clothen, clethen, AS. cl[=a][eth]ian, cl[=ae][eth]an. See Cloth.] 1. To put garments on; to cover with clothing; to dress. [1913 Webster] Go with me, to clothe you as becomes you. --Shak. [1913 Webster] 2. To provide with clothes; as, to feed and clothe a family; to clothe one's self extravagantly. [1913 Webster] Drowsiness shall clothe a man with rags. --Prov. xxiii. 21. [1913 Webster] The naked every day he clad, When he put on his clothes. --Goldsmith. [1913 Webster] 3. Fig.: To cover or invest, as with a garment; as, to clothe one with authority or power. [1913 Webster] Language in which they can clothe their thoughts. --Watts. [1913 Webster] His sides are clothed with waving wood. --J. Dyer. [1913 Webster] Thus Belial, with with words clothed in reason's garb. --Milton. [1913 Webster]Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:
109 Moby Thesaurus words for "clothe": 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