from The American HeritageĀ® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. An article of clothing.
  • transitive v. To clothe; dress.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A single item of clothing.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. Any article of clothing, as a coat, a gown, etc.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • To clothe or cover with or as if with a garment or garments: chiefly used in the past participle.
  • n. An article of clothing, as a coat, a gown, etc.; anything which serves for clothing; a vestment.
  • n. Eccles., the chasuble or casula (especially the large early chasuble), as being the largest and most important of the ecclesiastical vestments.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. an article of clothing
  • v. provide with clothes or put clothes on


Middle English, from Old French garnement, from garnir, to equip, of Germanic origin; see wer-4 in Indo-European roots.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From Old French garnement, guarnement, from garnirĀ ("to garnish, adorn, fortify"), from Frankish. (Wiktionary)



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