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 for clothing
From 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.
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              Go with me, to clothe you as becomes you. --Shak.
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     2. To provide with clothes; as, to feed and clothe a family;
        to clothe one's self extravagantly.
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              Drowsiness shall clothe a man with rags. --Prov.
                                                    xxiii. 21.
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              The naked every day he clad,
              When he put on his clothes.           --Goldsmith.
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     3. Fig.: To cover or invest, as with a garment; as, to clothe
        one with authority or power.
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              Language in which they can clothe their thoughts.
                                                    --Watts.
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              His sides are clothed with waving wood. --J. Dyer.
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              Thus Belial, with with words clothed in reason's
              garb.                                 --Milton.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Clothing \Cloth"ing\, n.
     1. Garments in general; clothes; dress; raiment; covering.
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              From others he shall stand in need of nothing,
              Yet on his brothers shall depend for clothing.
                                                    --Milton.
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              As for me, . . . my clothing was sackloth. --Ps.
                                                    xxxv. 13
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     2. The art of process of making cloth. [R.]
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              Instructing [refugees] in the art of clothing.
                                                    --Ray.
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     3. A covering of non-conducting material on the outside of a
        boiler, or steam chamber, to prevent radiation of heat.
        --Knight.
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     4. (Mach.) See Card clothing, under 3d Card.
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  clothing
      n 1: a covering designed to be worn on a person's body [syn:
           clothing, article of clothing, vesture, wear,
           wearable, habiliment]

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