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I couldn't sleep for nights on end, as my brain felt like there were thoughts colliding within it; I obsessed over small details, from saving pennies and polishing each one of them to washing my clothing over and over in the washing machine.
Andy Behrman

Meaning of "clothing" in the English dictionary

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PRONUNCIATION OF CLOTHING

clothing  [ˈkləʊðɪŋ] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF CLOTHING

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Clothing is a noun.
A noun is a type of word the meaning of which determines reality. Nouns provide the names for all things: people, objects, sensations, feelings, etc.

WHAT DOES CLOTHING MEAN IN ENGLISH?

clothing

Clothing

Clothing is fiber and textile material worn on the body. The wearing of clothing is mostly restricted to human beings and is a feature of nearly all human societies. The amount and type of clothing worn is dependent on physical stature, gender, as well as social and geographic considerations. Physically, clothing serves many purposes: it can serve as protection from weather, and can enhance safety during hazardous activities such as hiking and cooking. It protects the wearer from rough surfaces, rash-causing plants, insect bites, splinters, thorns and prickles by providing a barrier between the skin and the environment. Clothes can insulate against cold or hot conditions. Further, they can provide a hygienic barrier, keeping infectious and toxic materials away from the body. Clothing also provides protection from harmful UV radiation. Clothes can be made out of fiber plants such as cotton, plastics such as polyester, or animal skin and hair such as wool. Humans began wearing clothes roughly 83,000 to 170,000 years ago.

Definition of clothing in the English dictionary

The definition of clothing in the dictionary is garments collectively. Other definition of clothing is something that covers or clothes.

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH CLOTHING


bathing
ˈbeɪðɪŋ
breathing
ˈbriːðɪŋ
farthing
ˈfɑːðɪŋ
loathing
ˈləʊðɪŋ
nithing
ˈnaɪðɪŋ
overbreathing
ˌəʊvəˈbriːðɪŋ
scathing
ˈskeɪðɪŋ
seething
ˈsiːðɪŋ
self-loathing
ˌselfˈləʊðɪŋ
sheathing
ˈʃiːðɪŋ
soothing
ˈsuːðɪŋ
southing
ˈsaʊðɪŋ
sunbathing
ˈsʌnbeɪðɪŋ
teething
ˈtiːðɪŋ
tithing
ˈtaɪðɪŋ
trithing
ˈtraɪðɪŋ
unbreathing
ʌnˈbriːðɪŋ
unclothing
ʌnˈkləʊðɪŋ
underclothing
ˈʌndəˌkləʊðɪŋ
Worthing
ˈwɜːðɪŋ

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE CLOTHING

clothes drier
clothes dryer
clothes hanger
clothes maiden
clothes manufacturer
clothes moth
clothes peg
clothes pole
clothes post
clothes prop
clothes rack
clothes rope
clothes shop
clothes tree
clothes-press
clotheshorse
clothesline
clothespin
clothier
clothing allowance

WORDS THAT END LIKE CLOTHING

anything
be on to a good thing
birthing
everything
first thing
fishing
get down on something
gunsmithing
hypnobirthing
know-nothing
last thing
like anything
nothing
something
sure thing
the first thing
the other thing
the real thing
the thing
thing
wolf in sheep´s clothing

Synonyms and antonyms of clothing in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

SYNONYMS OF «CLOTHING»

The following words have a similar or identical meaning as «clothing» and belong to the same grammatical category.
synonyms of clothing

Translation of «clothing» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF CLOTHING

Find out the translation of clothing to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of clothing from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «clothing» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

衣服
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

ropa
570 millions of speakers

English

clothing
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

कपड़े
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

مَلاَبِس
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

одежда
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

vestuário
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

বস্ত্র
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

vêtements
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Pakaian
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

Bekleidung
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

衣類
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

의복
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Sandhangan
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

quần áo
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

ஆடை
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

कपडे
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

Giyim
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

abbigliamento
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

odzież
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

одяг
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

îmbrăcăminte
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

ρουχισμός
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

klere
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

klädsel
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

klær
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of clothing

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «CLOTHING»

The term «clothing» is very widely used and occupies the 2.142 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «CLOTHING» OVER TIME

The graph expresses the annual evolution of the frequency of use of the word «clothing» during the past 500 years. Its implementation is based on analysing how often the term «clothing» appears in digitalised printed sources in English between the year 1500 and the present day.

Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about clothing

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10 QUOTES WITH «CLOTHING»

Famous quotes and sentences with the word clothing.
1
Afrojack
Every song, every form of art, clothing, shoes, it has to be special.
2
Mohamed Al-Fayed
I will continue to distribute blankets, sleeping bags, warm clothing and food on a regular basis, in the hope that my modest efforts will give some comfort to those people we are able help.
3
Steve Albini
I think fashion is repulsive. The whole idea that someone else can make clothing that is supposed to be in style and make other people look good is ridiculous. It sickens me to think that there is an industry that plays to the low self-esteem of the general public. I would like the fashion industry to collapse.
4
Evelyn Ashford
I want to combine a business major with studies in clothing and textiles.
5
B.o.B
I need a stylist to help me pull together a wardrobe. I just don't have a lot of time to go shopping. So I have a stylist that knows what I want to wear, what cut of clothing I like, someone that really thinks and understands what my style and how I want to feel in the clothes.
6
Andy Behrman
I couldn't sleep for nights on end, as my brain felt like there were thoughts colliding within it; I obsessed over small details, from saving pennies and polishing each one of them to washing my clothing over and over in the washing machine.
7
Jodi Benson
The thing that I enjoy about animation is the fact that it is unbridled, and there are no boundaries; when you are in the room, you don't have to focus on your clothing, make-up, hair, your choreography or your blocking; you really do have total freedom.
8
Nuno Bettencourt
There's two facets to writing a song. There's you sitting in your room writing the sentiments of the song; the lyrics, the melody and the changes, and then there's the part where you go into the studio and you put clothing on it.
9
Thom Browne
I think guys don't always realize that clothing that fits is actually more comfortable than clothing that doesn't fit. I think guys do sometimes wear clothing that is too big.
10
Diablo Cody
I know white clothing is supposed to enhance that summer glow, but writers don't tan.

10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «CLOTHING»

Discover the use of clothing in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to clothing and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
1
Clothing: A Global History
In virtually all the countries of the world, men, and to a lesser extent women, are today dressed in very similar clothing. This book gives a compelling account and analysis of the process by which this has come about.
Robert Ross, 2008
2
Renaissance Clothing and the Materials of Memory
This 2001 interpretation of literature and arts reveals how clothing and costume were critical to Renaissance culture.
Ann Rosalind Jones, Peter Stallybrass, 2000
3
Clothing in the Middle Ages
Features fashions from the days of knights and ladies, and discusses such topics as the making of fabrics, peasants' clothing, nobles' clothing, and hygiene.
Lynne Elliott, 2004
4
Medieval Clothing and Costumes: Displaying Wealth and Class ...
Examines the role of clothing in medieval society and discusses trends in clothing styles and the characteristic dress of different classes of people.
Margaret Scott, 2004
5
Clothing
Looks at various types of clothing found around the world.
Lisa Easterling, 2007
6
Chinese Clothing
This illustrated introduction to Chinese clothing discusses the development and transformation of distinctive Chinese fashions through the ages.
Mei Hua, 2011
7
Textiles and Clothing, C.1150-c.1450
Scraps of clothing and other textiles are among the most evocative items to be discovered by archaeologists, signalling as they do their owner's status and concerns.
Elisabeth Crowfoot, Frances Pritchard, Kay Staniland, 2006
8
The Culture of Clothing: Dress and Fashion in the Ancien Régime
Daniel Roche discusses general approaches to the history of dress, locates the subject within current French historiography and uses a large sample of inventories to explore the differences between the various social classes in the amount ...
Daniel Roche, 1996
9
Men in Women's Clothing: Anti-theatricality and ...
Laura Levine examines the ways in which Shakespeare, Marlowe and Jonson addressed a generation's anxieties about gender and the stage and identifies the way the same 'magical thinking' informed documents we much more readily associate with ...
Laura Levine, 1994
10
The Greenwood Encyclopedia of Clothing Through World ...
Looks at the history of clothing from prehistoric times to the present, and evaluates the influence of climate, cultural, political, social, economic, technological, and cultural factors.
Jill Condra, 2008

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «CLOTHING»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term clothing is used in the context of the following news items.
1
Clothing no longer optional at Campbells Cove as 'fanatics' strip …
The Herald Sun revealed clothing will no longer be optional at one of Victoria's four nudist beaches, Campbells Cove in Werribee South. «Herald Sun, Jul 15»
2
PVH Corp., Clothing Giant Behind Trump Menswear Brand, Dumps …
Add one more: PVH PVH Corp., or Phillips-Van Heusen, the clothing conglomerate behind Trump's brand of mid-priced menswear. “Mr. Trump ... «Forbes, Jul 15»
3
Shareholders give Marks and Spencer dressing down over clothing
Mrs Conway was not the only shareholder to take issue with the group's clothing lines. Janet Girsman, a regular at M&S annual meetings, said ... «Financial Times, Jul 15»
4
Cupcakes & Cashmere blogger Emily Schuman faces criticism over …
A popular fashion blogger has come under fire from her fans over the 'exclusionary' size range of her first clothing collection. Emily Schuman ... «Daily Mail, Jul 15»
5
A Canadian Clothing Line Takes a Very American Road Trip
This summer, the Vancouver-based clothing line Kit & Ace is embarking on a road trip across America. Traveling in a beautifully designed ... «New York Times, Jul 15»
6
Mom creates clothing line so Autistic children can learn to dress …
Lauren Thierry, pictured here with her 17-year-old son Liam, created Independence Day Clothing, a fashionable clothing line for children with ... «12NewsNow.Com, Jul 15»
7
Does sunblock clothing work
Covering up when you're outside is a critical step in prevention but do you need to spend money on special clothing to get the best protection? «WJXT Jacksonville, Jul 15»
8
Fashonista Sisters Team Up to Repurpose Military Surplus Clothing
Fashonista Sisters Team Up to Repurpose Military Surplus Clothing. More. Sisters Emily and Betsy, raised in a military family, co-founded ... «ABC News, Jul 15»
9
Keep Northern Illinois Beautiful holding summer clothing drive
Keep Northern Illinois Beautiful will hold its summer clothing drive from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. this Saturday at Schnucks parking lots in the Rockford ... «WREX-TV, Jul 15»
10
Clothing and tablet stolen from Hervey Bay businesses
Senior Constable Craig Lewis from Hervey Bay Police Station said clothing was stolen from Aldi Supermarket between 4.10 and 4.25pm. «Fraser Coast Chronicle, Jul 15»

REFERENCE
« EDUCALINGO. Clothing [online]. Available <https://educalingo.com/en/dic-en/clothing>. Oct 2020 ».
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