clothe


clothe
1. III
smb. clothe one's children (one's family, one's wife, the orphans, etc.) одевать /обеспечивать одеждой/ своих детей и т. д.', clothe oneself одеваться; it costs quite a bit to feed and clothe a family of six недешево обходится /стоит/ прокормить, одеть и обуть семьи из шести человек; leaves clothed the trees листва одела деревья, деревья покрылись листвой
2. XI
1) be clothed in some manner be well (poorly, coarsely, ordinarily, neatly, smartly, tastefully, faultlessly, formally, eccentrically, etc.) clothed хорошо и т. д. одеваться; be warmly clothed тепло одеваться; be clothed with /In/ smth. book, the mountains are clothed with rich and varied vegetation горы /склоны гор/ покрыты богатой и разнообразной растительностью; on frosty days the trees are clothed in silver в морозные дни деревья наряжаются в серебро; the field is clothed in its winter garb поле закутано в свой зимний наряд
2) be clothed with smth. book, the ambassador was clothed with full powers носил был облечен всеми полномочиями
3) be clothed with smth. book. be clothed with shame быть покрытым позором; be clothed with righteousness прикрываться своей праведностью
3. XXI1
1) clothe smb. in smth. clothe smb. in black (in white, in wool, in uniform, in beautiful garments, in armour from top to toe /from head to heel/, in one's best, etc.) одевать кого-л. в черное и т. д., spring clothes the land with verdure book, весна одевает землю в зеленый наряд
2) clothe smb. on some sum of money clothe them on $ 1000 a year одевать их на тысячу долларов в год
3) clothe smth. in smth. book. clothe thoughts in words выражать мысли словами; clothe one's ideas in suitable language облекать свой мысли в соответствующую словесную форму
4) clothe smb. with smth. book. clothe smb. with full powers (with authority, with rights, with the power of smth., etc.) облекать кого-л. властью /полномочиями/ и т. д.

English-Russian dictionary of verb phrases. 2013.

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  • Clothe — (kl[=o][th]), v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Clothed} (kl[=o][th]d) or {Clad} (kl[a^]d); p. pr. & vb. n. {Clothing}.] [OE. clathen, clothen, clethen, AS. cl[=a][eth]ian, cl[=ae][eth]an. See {Cloth}.] 1. To put garments on; to cover with clothing; to dress …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • clothe — clothe, attire, dress, apparel, array, robe. Clothe, the least specific of these terms, means to cover or to provide what will cover (one s body or whatever is bare) with or as if with garments {clothe the child warmly} {clothe your thoughts in… …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • clothe — clothe; en·clothe; un·clothe; un·der·clothe; …   English syllables

  • Clothe — Clothe, v. i. To wear clothes. [Poetic] [1913 Webster] Care no more to clothe eat. Shak. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • clothe — I verb accouter, amicire, appoint, arm, array, attire oneself, bedeck, bedrape, cloak, conceal, costume, cover, cover up, disguise, drape, dress, embroider, empower, enable, encase, endow, endue, enfold, enrobe, envelop, enwrap, equip, fit out,… …   Law dictionary

  • clothe — [ klouð ] verb transitive 1. ) to provide someone with clothes: We asked for money to feed and clothe the children. 2. ) FORMAL to put clothes on someone: Mary is old enough to feed and clothe herself …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • clothe — [kləuð US klouð] v [T usually passive] [: Old English; Origin: clathian, from clath; CLOTH] 1.) formal to put clothes on your body = ↑dress be clothed in sth ▪ The King was clothed in a purple gown. fully/partially/scantily etc clothed ▪ The… …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • clothe — O.E. claþian, from clað (see CLOTH (Cf. cloth)). Related: Clothed. Other O.E. words for this were scrydan and gewædian …   Etymology dictionary

  • clothe — has two past and participial forms: clothed (the normal word) and clad. Clothed is suitable for most contexts (except when the less formal word dressed is called for), whereas clad is reserved for special uses: (1) as a literary word, and (2)… …   Modern English usage

  • clothe — [v] cover with apparel accouter, apparel, array, attire, bedizen, bedrape, breech, bundle up, caparison, cloak, coat, costume, dandify, deck, disguise, dizen, do up*, drape, dress, dress up, dud*, endow, endue, enwrap, equip, fit, fit out, garb,… …   New thesaurus

  • clothe — ► VERB (past and past part. clothed or archaic or literary clad) 1) provide with clothes. 2) (be clothed in) be dressed in. ORIGIN from the same Old English word as CLOTH(Cf. ↑cloth) …   English terms dictionary

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