- items of clothing, apparel, dressing
- (obsolete) plural of cloth
- third person singular form of clothe
- The Nuttall Encyclopedia
Clothes (? or ?; 277), n. pl. [From
Cloth.] 1. Covering for the human
body; dress; vestments; vesture; -- a general term for whatever
covering is worn, or is made to be worn, for decency or
She . . . speaks well, and has excellent good
If I may touch but his clothes, I shall be
Mark. v. 28.
2. The covering of a bed;
She turned each way her frighted head,
Body clothes. See under
Body. -- Clothes moth
(Zoöl.), a small moth of the genus Tinea.
The most common species (T. flavifrontella) is yellowish
white. The larvæ eat woolen goods, furs, feathers, etc.
They live in tubular cases made of the material upon which they
feed, fastened together with silk.
Then sunk it deep beneath the clothes.
Syn. -- Garments; dress; clothing; apparel; attire;
vesture; raiment; garb; costume; habit; habiliments.
- Webster's Unabridged Dictionary (1913)
Clothes, Carlyle's name in "Sartor Resartus" for the guises which
the spirit, especially of man, weaves for itself and wears, and by which
it both conceals itself in shame and reveals itself in grace.
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