garment

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From Middle English garment, garement, garnement, from Old French garnement, guarnement, from garnir (to garnish, adorn, fortify), from Frankish. More at garnish.

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garment (plural garments)

  1. A single item of clothing.
    • 1910, Emerson Hough, chapter I, in The Purchase Price: Or The Cause of Compromise, Indianapolis, Ind.: The Bobbs-Merrill Company, OCLC 639762314:
      This new-comer was a man who in any company would have seemed striking. [] Indeed, all his features were in large mold, like the man himself, as though he had come from a day when skin garments made the proper garb of men.
  2. (figuratively) The visible exterior in which a thing is invested or embodied.
    • 2017, Velvel Pasternak, Behind the Music, Stories, Anecdotes, Articles and Reflections, page 241:
      The highest state in which the soul completely casts away its garment of flesh and becomes a disembodied spirit.
  3. (Mormonism) Short for temple garment.

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garment (third-person singular simple present garments, present participle garmenting, simple past and past participle garmented)

  1. (transitive) To clothe in a garment.

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garment

  1. Alternative form of garnement