clad

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Alternative perfect and past participle of clothe: Old English geclæþd, past participle of clæþan (to clothe), from clað (cloth). Compare Icelandic klæða (to clothe).

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clad (third-person singular simple present clads, present participle cladding, simple past and past participle clad)

  1. To clothe.
    The horse was clad with its best blanket.
    • 1918, Edgar Rice Burroughs, The Land That Time Forgot Chapter VIII
      But what interested me most was the slender figure of a dainty girl, clad only in a thin bit of muslin which scarce covered her knees--a bit of muslin torn and ragged about the lower hem.
  2. To cover with insulation.
  3. simple past tense and past participle of clad
  4. (archaic) simple past tense and past participle of clothe

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