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 for Clothes
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Clothes \Clothes\ (kl[=o][th]z or kl[=o]z; 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 comfort.
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              She . . . speaks well, and has excellent good
              clothes.                              --Shak.
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              If I may touch but his clothes, I shall be whole.
                                                    --Mark. v. 28.
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     2. The covering of a bed; bedclothes.
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              She turned each way her frighted head,
              Then sunk it deep beneath the clothes. --Prior.
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     Body clothes. See under Body.
  
     Clothes moth (Zool.), a small moth of the genus Tinea.
        The most common species ({Tinea flavifrontella) is
        yellowish white. The larv[ae] eat woolen goods, furs,
        feathers, etc. They live in tubular cases made of the
        material upon which they feed, fastened together with
        silk.
  
     Syn: Garments; dress; clothing; apparel; attire; vesture;
          raiment; garb; costume; habit; habiliments.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Cloth \Cloth\ (kl[o^]th; 115), n.; pl. Cloths (kl[o^][th]z;
     115), except in the sense of garments, when it is Clothes
     (kl[=o]thz or kl[=o]z). [OE. clath cloth, AS. cl[=a][thorn]
     cloth, garment; akin to D. kleed, Icel. kl[ae][eth]i, Dan.
     kl[ae]de, cloth, Sw. kl[aum]de, G. kleid garment, dress.]
     1. A fabric made of fibrous material (or sometimes of wire,
        as in wire cloth); commonly, a woven fabric of cotton,
        woolen, or linen, adapted to be made into garments;
        specifically, woolen fabrics, as distinguished from all
        others.
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     2. The dress; raiment. [Obs.] See Clothes.
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              I'll ne'er distust my God for cloth and bread.
                                                    --Quarles.
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     3. The distinctive dress of any profession, especially of the
        clergy; hence, the clerical profession.
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              Appeals were made to the priesthood. Would they
              tamely permit so gross an insult to be offered to
              their cloth?                          --Macaulay.
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              The cloth, the clergy, are constituted for
              administering and for giving the best possible
              effect to . . . every axiom.          --I. Taylor.
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     Body cloth. See under Body.
  
     Cloth of gold, a fabric woven wholly or partially of
        threads of gold.
  
     Cloth measure, the measure of length and surface by which
        cloth is measured and sold. For this object the standard
        yard is usually divided into quarters and nails.
  
     Cloth paper, a coarse kind of paper used in pressing and
        finishing woolen cloth. -- Cloth
  
     shearer, one who shears cloth and frees it from superfluous
        nap.
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  clothes
      n 1: clothing in general; "she was refined in her choice of
           apparel"; "he always bought his clothes at the same store";
           "fastidious about his dress" [syn: apparel, wearing
           apparel, dress, clothes]

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  76 Moby Thesaurus words for "clothes":
     afghan, apparel, array, attire, bed linen, bedclothes, bedcover,
     bedding, bedizenment, bedsheet, bedspread, blanket, buffalo robe,
     case, clobber, clothing, comfort, comforter, contour sheet,
     costume, counterpane, cover, coverlet, coverlid, drapery, dress,
     dressing, duds, eiderdown, ensemble, fashion, fatigues, feathers,
     fig, fitted sheet, garb, garments, gear, getup, guise, habiliment,
     habiliments, habit, investiture, investment, lap robe, linen,
     outfit, patchwork quilt, pillow slip, pillowcase, quilt, rags,
     raiment, rig, rigging, robe, robes, rug, sheet, sheeting, slip,
     sportswear, spread, style, things, threads, togs, toilette, trim,
     vestment, vestments, vesture, wardrobe, wear, wearing apparel
  
  

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