Definition of clothes in English:

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Pronunciation: /kləʊ(ð)z/

plural noun

1Items worn to cover the body: he stripped off his clothes baby clothes [as modifier]: a clothes shop
More example sentences
  • Meanwhile, the sister is trying to maintain standards and dignity, washing her clothes and covering her body.
  • ‘I now feel more comfortable and relaxed at work wearing casual clothes,’ she said.
  • His face was so pale, and the oil almost covered his body and clothes completely.
clothing, garments, articles of clothing/dress, attire, garb;
dress, wear, wardrobe;
outfit, costume, turnout;
informal gear, garms, togs, duds, get-up, glad rags
British informal clobber, kit, rig-out
North American informal threads
formal apparel
literary raiment, habiliments, habit
archaic vestments
2Bedclothes: Rosie got into bed and pulled the clothes up to her nose
More example sentences
  • They would be awakened by a weight pressing on them, or the clothes would be pulled from the bed, or they would hear the sound of a dress sweeping the floor.


Old English clāthas, plural of clāth (see cloth).

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