Meaning of CLAD in English


I. ˈklad, -aa(ə)d

Etymology: Middle English clad, cladde, from Old English clǣthde, past of clǣthan to clothe, from clāth garment, cloth — more at cloth

past of clothe

II. adjective

Etymology: Middle English cladd, from Old English ge clǣthd, past participle of clǣthan to clothe


a. : clothed

well- clad children

b. : decked, adorned

ivy- clad buildings


a. : sheathed, covered

an armor- clad car

b. of a metal : overlaid on one or both sides with a metal coating of a different composition to promote electrical conductivity or corrosion resistance or to impart other special properties

copper- clad steel

clad coins

III. transitive verb

( clad ; clad ; cladding ; clads )

Etymology: Middle English claden, from cladd, adj

1. : clothe

cladding himself with the ornaments belonging to his degree — Edward Dacres

2. : sheathe , face

the long wall … clad in vertical boarding of walnut — Michael Rosenauer

specifically : to cover (a metal) with another metal by bonding

IV. noun

( -s )

Etymology: clad (III)

: cladding

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