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【clothe】在多语言下的意思、翻译、词源、用法、例句

英语(English)

词源(Etymology)

From Middle English clothen, from Old English clāþian (to clothe), from Proto-Germanic *klaiþōną (to clothe), from Proto-Indo-European *gley- (to adhere to, stick). Cognate with Dutch kleden, German kleiden, Swedish kläda, after apocope klä. See also cloth, clad.

发音(Pronunciation)

动词(Verb)

clothe (third-person singular simple present clothes, present participle clothing, simple past and past participle clad or clothed)

  1. (transitive) To adorn or cover with clothing; to dress; to supply clothes or clothing.
    to feed and clothe a family; to clothe oneself extravagantly
    • c. 1590-92, Shakespeare, William, The Taming of the Shrew[1], act IV, scene ii:
      Go with me to clothe you as becomes you.
    • (Can we date this quote?) Bible, Proverbs xxiii. 21
      Drowsiness shall clothe a man with rags.
    • (Can we date this quote by Goldsmith and provide title, author's full name, and other details?)
      The naked every day he clad, / When he put on his clothes.
  2. (figuratively) To cover or invest, as if with a garment.
    to clothe somebody with authority or power
    • (Can we date this quote by Watts and provide title, author's full name, and other details?)
      language in which they can clothe their thoughts
    • (Can we date this quote by J. Dyer and provide title, author's full name, and other details?)
      His sides are clothed with waving wood.
    • (Can we date this quote by John Milton and provide title, author's full name, and other details?)
      words clothed in reason's garb

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中古英语(Middle English)

词源1(Etymology 1)

From Old English clāþ.

名词(Noun)

clothe

  1. Alternative form of cloth

词源2(Etymology 2)

From Old English clāþian.

动词(Verb)

clothe

  1. Alternative form of clothen

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