There are 2 main definitions of clad in English:

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clad1

Syllabification: clad
Pronunciation: /klad
 
/
past participle of clothe.

adjective

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1Clothed: they were clad in T-shirts and shorts [in combination]: a leotard-clad instructor
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  • 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.
Synonyms
dressed, clothed, attired, got up, garbed, rigged out, togged out, costumed
archaic appareled
(clad in)wearing, sporting
2Provided with cladding: [in combination]: copper-clad boards
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  • 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.

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There are 2 main definitions of clad in English:

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clad2

Syllabification: clad
Pronunciation: /klad
 
/

verb (clads, cladding; past and past participle cladded or clad)

[with object]
Provide or encase with a covering or coating: he cladded the concrete-frame structure in stainless steel
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  • 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.

Origin

mid 16th century (in the sense 'clothe'): apparently from clad1.

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