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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

  • 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.
  • To clothe or cover with or as if with a garment or garments: chiefly used in the past participle.

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

Etymologies

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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