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- (transitive, intransitive, reflexive) To clothe; to put clothing on (oneself, another).
- (transitive, reflexive) To furnish with clothes.
- (transitive) To enclose or surround.
- (transitive) To secrete or hide; to stash away.
- (transitive) To disguise oneself; to hide one's nature.
- (reflexive) To gain a trait; to immerse in an abstract quantity.
- c. 1395, John Wycliffe, John Purvey [et al.], transl., Bible (Wycliffite Bible (later version), MS Lich 10.), published c. 1410, Coꝛinthis ·i· 15:54, page 67v, column 1; republished as Wycliffe's translation of the New Testament, Lichfield: Bill Endres, 2010:
- / but whanne þis dedli þing ſchal cloþe vndedlyneſſe .· þanne ſchal þe woꝛd be doon þat is writen / deþ is ſopun up in victoꝛie
- But when this mortal thing acquires immortality, then the saying that's been recorded will happen: "Death has been swallowed up in victory!"
- (transitive, intransitive) To decorate or ornament.
- (rare, intransitive) To be furnished with clothes.
- (rare, transitive) To use or utilise.
Conjugation of clothen (weak in -de/in -ed)
1Sometimes used as a formal 2nd-person singular.
- English: clothe