archaic or literary past participle of clothe
- 1Clothed: they were clad in T-shirts and shorts [in combination]: leather-clad boysMore example sentences
- We now meet the three painters, Micko, Anto and Deco, all of them clad in dirty white overalls.
- It was a family occasion, with everyone clad in red and white striped tops.
- Clad in a casual suit, he was visibly embarrassed by the other boy's looks and hid his face behind a book.
- 2Covered with cladding: [in combination]: copper-clad boardsMore example sentences
- These are also the people who gave us stone cladding - it's almost impossible to shift a clad house without a huge spend to remove it and repair the frontage.
- Classrooms were in a building with stone steps up to the front door, and in later years there was a pine-clad hut across the yard that was also a classroom.
- Natural and artificial light is reflected from the polished and honed surfaces of the stone-clad interior.
verb (clads, cladding; past and past participle cladded or clad)[with object]
- Encase (a structure) with a covering or coating: he cladded the concrete-frame structure in stainless steelMore example sentences
- Local Dalmatian sandy limestone clads the in-situ structure, the stone cut smooth in contrast to the rough city wall across the new alley.
- The thick stone that clads the facades was chosen to last; the facades look much as they did when new.
- Fiber-cement siding clads the Greenpeace home's exterior, and low-VOC paints cover interior walls.
mid 16th century (in the sense 'clothe'): apparently from clad1.