Date: 1300-1400
Language: French
Origin: garnement 'equipment', from garnir; GARNISH2


gar‧ment [countable]
formalDCC a piece of clothing:
She pulled the garment on and zipped it up.
garment industry/factory/district etc
She works in the garment district of Manhattan.
outer/upper garment
The outer garment was a loose-fitting robe.
undergarmentsee usage note clothesWORD CHOICE: WORD CHOICE:

clothes, clothing, garment, cloth
clothes are things that you wear, for example shirts and dresses I need some new clothes. Do you ever wear your sister's clothes?!! clothes is always plural and has no singular form He was wearing nice clothes (NOT a nice clothe/clothes). Use clothing to talk about a particular type of clothes or when talking about making or selling clothes Special protective clothing is worn. a clothing manufacturer!! This word is not used much in ordinary spoken language I went shopping for summer clothes (NOT clothing).In formal English, you can use garment or piece/item/article of clothing to refer to one thing you wear a long velvet garment a discarded article of clothingBut it is more usual to name the particular thing you mean He was wearing a long coat (NOT long garment).Cloth is the material that clothes are made from a suit made from fine woollen clothSee also clothes

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