garment [gär′mənt]
[ME, contr. < OFr garnement < garnir: see GARNISH]
a) any article of clothing
b) [pl.] clothes; costume
2. a covering
to cover with, or as with, a garment; clothe

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  • Garment — Gar ment, n. [OE. garnement, OF. garnement, garniment, fr. garnir to garnish. See {Garnish}.] Any article of clothing, as a coat, a gown, etc. [1913 Webster] No man putteth a piece of new cloth unto old garment. Matt. ix. 16. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • garment — c.1400, variant of garnement (early 14c.), from O.Fr. garnement garment, attire, clothes, from garnir fit out, provide, adorn (see GARNISH (Cf. garnish)) …   Etymology dictionary

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  • garment — ► NOUN ▪ an item of clothing. ORIGIN Old French garnement equipment , from garnir (see GARNISH(Cf. ↑garnish)) …   English terms dictionary

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  • garment — gar|ment [ˈga:mənt US ˈga:r ] n [Date: 1300 1400; : French; Origin: garnement equipment , from garnir; GARNISH2] formal a piece of clothing ▪ She pulled the garment on and zipped it up. garment industry/factory/district etc ▪ She works in the… …   Dictionary of contemporary English

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  • garment — noun ADJECTIVE ▪ outer ▪ finished ▪ foundation ▪ heavy ▪ knitted, silk, woollen/woolen …   Collocations dictionary

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