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Cloth vs. Garb

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Clothnoun

A woven fabric such as used in dressing, decorating, cleaning or other practical use.

Garbnoun

Fashion, style of dressing oneself up.

Clothnoun

(countable) A piece of cloth used for a particular purpose.

Garbnoun

A type of dress or clothing.

Clothnoun

(metaphoric) Substance or essence; the whole of something complex.

Garbnoun

(figurative) A guise, external appearance.

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Clothnoun

(metaphoric) Appearance; seeming.

Garbnoun

(heraldry) A wheat sheaf.

Clothnoun

A form of attire that represents a particular profession or status.

Garbnoun

A measure of arrows in the Middle Ages.

Clothnoun

(in idioms) Priesthood, clergy.

‘He is a respected man of the cloth.’;

Garbverb

(transitive) To dress in garb.

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Clothnoun

A fabric made of fibrous material (or sometimes of wire, as in wire cloth); commonly, a woven fabric of cotton, woolen, or linen, adapted to be made into garments; specifically, woolen fabrics, as distinguished from all others.

Garbnoun

Clothing in general.

Clothnoun

The dress; raiment. [Obs.] See Clothes.

‘I'll ne'er distust my God for cloth and bread.’;

Garbnoun

External appearance, as expressive of the feelings or character; looks; fashion or manner, as of speech.

‘You thought, because he could not speak English in the native garb, he could not therefore handle an English cudgel.’;

Clothnoun

The distinctive dress of any profession, especially of the clergy; hence, the clerical profession.

‘Appeals were made to the priesthood. Would they tamely permit so gross an insult to be offered to their cloth?’; ‘The cloth, the clergy, are constituted for administering and for giving the best possible effect to . . . every axiom.’;

Garbnoun

A sheaf of grain (wheat, unless otherwise specified).

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Clothnoun

artifact made by weaving or felting or knitting or crocheting natural or synthetic fibers;

‘the fabric in the curtains was light and semitraqnsparent’; ‘woven cloth originated in Mesopotamia around 5000 BC’; ‘she measured off enough material for a dress’;

Garbverb

To clothe; array; deck.

‘These black dog-DonsGarb themselves bravely.’;

Clothnoun

woven or felted fabric made from wool, cotton, or a similar fibre

‘a cloth bag’; ‘a broad piece of pleated cloth’;

Garbnoun

clothing of a distinctive style or for a particular occasion;

‘formal attire’; ‘battle dress’;

Clothnoun

a piece of cloth for cleaning or covering something, e.g. a dishcloth or a tablecloth

‘wipe clean with a damp cloth’;

Garbverb

provide with clothes or put clothes on;

‘Parents must feed and dress their child’;

Clothnoun

the clergy; the clerical profession

‘has he given up all ideas of the cloth?’;

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