Meaning of CLOTHING in English

CLOTHING

noun

COLLOCATIONS FROM OTHER ENTRIES

an item of clothing

She’d bought a few items of clothing for her trip.

ladies’ fashion/clothing/shoes etc

ladies’ underwear

shoe/clothing/grocery etc store American English (= one that sells one type of goods )

She worked in a grocery store before going to college.

COLLOCATIONS FROM CORPUS

■ ADJECTIVE

outdoor

The walks take place in all but the most extreme weather conditions, so please wear suitable outdoor clothing .

I went to a well-known outdoor equipment and clothing firm in London yesterday to buy a daysack.

Notes Outdoor clothing is recommended, including walking boots or wellingtons.

It was true, the old ramblers were both ugly and kitted out in the very best of outdoor clothing .

Pages and serving women hastened through it, each of them bearing an item of outdoor clothing .

Free from outdated rules regarding outdoor clothing and morals, the Lawrences certainly had a more lively manner.

Outdoor clothing manufacturers Craghoppers will be supplying top of the range outdoor clothing as prizes.

protective

Obviously, you have to wear quite a lot of protective clothing to minimise the risk of getting injured.

The inquest heard Mrs Weaver was an experienced horsewoman with the correct protective clothing and headgear.

Hazardous materials should be provided in such a way that the appropriate protective clothing should automatically be provided.

The self is a muffled self: it wears a suit of protective clothing .

Health hazards arise since full protective clothing is unbearable in a tropical climate, even if the poor farmers could afford it.

Embalmers are advised of the protective clothing required both for handling the chemicals and the deceased persons themselves.

Voice over Firefighters wearing special protective clothing made their way through the dense smoke towards the fuel flask.

special

Left: Pitch handling at Doncaster. Special clothing was worn for handling this very dusty cargo.

People from some cultures may have special clothing needs.

Voice over Firefighters wearing special protective clothing made their way through the dense smoke towards the fuel flask.

Instead, two technicians put on special protective clothing , removed a plug and looked inside the pile.

warm

Following the successful Cold Front appeal it's flying in warm clothing and our reporter Kim Barnes joined the airlift.

Grants are made for warm clothing , heating bills, beds and bedding, nourishing foods, convalescent holidays, etc.

Many historic sites and buildings can be cold even in summer, and warm clothing and appropriate footwear may be needed.

Some items of warm clothing may not seem very fashionable today, but they can be very effective.

When the extremities are warm , the whole body can be kept warm with light clothing .

Bring a packed lunch, warm clothing and waterproofs and wear stout footwear.

Go well prepared with a map and compass and warm waterproof clothing .

Wear trainers, warm clothing and waterproofs and don't forget to bring a packed lunch and a change of clothes.

■ NOUN

coupon

Cassie didn't see Bella troubling her head with clothing coupons and ration books.

A ration book for certain items of food, clothing coupons , driving licence.

Trained mind I might be supposed to have, but this did not stop me from losing my clothing coupons .

factory

Other engineering and light industries are filling many of the old mills and clothing factories .

A few clothing factories provide work for the women of Scunthorpe.

There is of course nothing new in finding new uses: Malmesbury Abbey after the Reformation became Britain's first clothing factory .

Some other companies employed female workers in clothing factories .

The Plummers - he ran a small clothing factory in Leeds - would have been a boring couple at any time.

industry

They make leather for the clothing industry and the international recession has taken its toll.

We needed an effective and interesting way of telling our jobseekers about training and job opportunities in the clothing industry .

Does a disorganised clothing industry with little commercial interest in quality simply reflect our own limited needs and aspirations?

They consider that unless the farming methods are tackled, no clothing industry can claim that its product is ecologically sound.

Where are the two main centres for the clothing industry ?

manufacturer

Outdoor clothing manufacturers Craghoppers will be supplying top of the range outdoor clothing as prizes.

■ VERB

buy

Because your £6 helps buy him protective clothing and helps us provide him with the best equipped boats.

I should mention that I had bought a few items of clothing that morning, before the trial began.

Families on supplementary benefit, now income support, are likely to borrow to buy items of clothing or durable household goods.

provide

By 1801, the House was providing all the clothing for the prisoners in Bedford gaol.

Although my family hadn't sheltered any prisoners-of-war, we had provided food and clothing , so we too could claim.

As well as those mentioned, there are others too that have been domesticated over the centuries providing food, clothing and transportation.

The programme aimed to provide food, clothing and medical supplies to 1,500,000 people, as well as meeting transport costs.

remove

You will not be asked to remove any clothing apart from your shoes.

wear

Is all your equipment seaworthy and suitable? Wear appropriate clothing .

The walks take place in all but the most extreme weather conditions, so please wear suitable outdoor clothing .

Voice over Firefighters wearing special protective clothing made their way through the dense smoke towards the fuel flask.

Always wear the right clothing for the activity you choose - clothing worn too tight can hinder circulation.

He braked but could not avoid the pedestrian whom he thought was wearing dark clothing .

Tests were conducted on students wearing the recommended protective clothing .

Stay still and wear camouflaged clothing and you blend into the bankside vegetation.

PHRASES FROM OTHER ENTRIES

a wolf in sheep's clothing

If ever there was a wolf in sheep's clothing this Bill is it.

EXAMPLES FROM OTHER ENTRIES

an expensive clothing store

Because of the heat, officials are asking people to wear light, loose-fitting clothing and to drink plenty of water.

Charities have been delivering food and clothing to the disaster area.

Lab workers must wear protective clothing .

The church provides blankets and clothing for homeless children.

There was nothing in the chest except for a few items of clothing .

EXAMPLES FROM CORPUS

A change of clothing also lets you off the hook.

Always wear the right clothing for the activity you choose - clothing worn too tight can hinder circulation.

Becoming embarrassingly aware of the awful smell emanating from her sodden clothing , she closed her eyes in defeat.

Half-facet ... Obispal spotted a lone purestrain Stealer lurking some way down a dismal arcade lined by shuttered clothing stores.

In fact, innumerable changes will result affecting agricultural, housing, medical, clothing and amusement policies.

So far, most discounters have stuck to selling food, though Aldi does use one-off promotions of clothing to attract customers.

There is of course nothing new in finding new uses: Malmesbury Abbey after the Reformation became Britain's first clothing factory.

They quite literally fought naked because clothing might protect you from the wound.

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