verb (used with object), clothed or clad, cloth·ing.

  1. to dress; attire.
  2. to provide with clothing.
  3. to cover with or as with clothing.

verb clothes, clothing, clothed or clad (tr)

  1. to dress or attire (a person)
  2. to provide with clothing or covering
  3. to conceal or disguise
  4. to endow or invest

Old English claðian, from claþ (see cloth). Related: Clothed, clothing. Other Old English words for this were scrydan and gewædian.

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