cloth vs clothes

cloth clothes

Definitions

  • 1) uncountable A woven fabric such as used in dressing, decorating, cleaning or other practical use.
  • 2) Priesthood, clergy.
  • 3) A piece of cloth used for a particular purpose.
  • 4) A form of attire that represents a particular profession.
  • 5) Canvas.
  • 6) A piece of fabric or material used for a specific purpose, as a tablecloth.
  • 7) The characteristic attire of a profession, especially that of the clergy.
  • 8) Fabric or material formed by weaving, knitting, pressing, or felting natural or synthetic fibers.
  • 9) The dress; raiment. [Obs.] See Clothes.
  • 10) the measure of length and surface by which cloth is measured and sold. For this object the standard yard is usually divided into quarters and nails.
  • 11) a fabric woven wholly or partially of threads of gold.
  • 12) a coarse kind of paper used in pressing and finishing woolen cloth.
  • 13) 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.
  • 14) The distinctive dress of any profession, especially of the clergy; hence, the clerical profession.
  • 15) one who shears cloth and frees it from superfluous nap.
  • 16) Pl. cloths (klôŦhz), in a particular sense clothes (see clothes).
  • 17) Texture; quality.
  • 18) The customary garb of a trade or profession; a livery; specifically, the professional dress of a clergyman.
  • 19) Dress; raiment; clothing; clothes. See clothes.
  • 20) Hence The clerical office or profession; with the definite article (the cloth), the clergy collectively; clergymen as a class.
  • 21) A piece of cloth used for a particular purpose, generally as a covering, or as the canvas for a painting: as, a table-cloth; an altar-cloth; to spread the cloth (that is, the table-cloth).
  • 22) Nautical, a breadth of canvas; one of the breadths of canvas in a square or fore-and-aft sail: a general term in relation to the sails of a ship.
  • 23) A fabric or texture of wool or hair, or of cotton, flax, hemp, or other vegetable filaments, formed by weaving or intertexture of threads, and used for garments or other covering, and for various other purposes; specifically, in the trade, a fabric of wool, in contradistinction to one made of other material.
  • 24) Made or consisting of cloth, specifically of woolen cloth: as, a cloth coat or cap; cloth coverings.
  • 25) (in cloth) With a clothbound binding; as a clothbound book.

Definitions

  • 1) obsolete Plural form of cloth.
  • 2) Items of clothing; apparel.
  • 3) Third-person singular simple present indicative form of clothe.
  • 4) Cloths: the older plural of cloth, now used only in composition, and including usually senses 2 and 3, as in clothes-basket, clothes-horse, clothes-line, etc.
  • 5) Materials for covering a bed; bedclothes.
  • 6) Garments for the human body; dress; vestments; raiment; vesture.
  • 7) Bedclothes.
  • 8) Articles of dress; wearing apparel; garments.
  • 9) Covering for the human body; dress; vestments; vesture; -- a general term for whatever covering is worn, or is made to be worn, for decency or comfort.
  • 10) The covering of a bed; bedclothes.
  • 11) (Zoöl.) a small moth of the genus Tinea. The most common species (Tinea flavifrontella) is yellowish white. The larvæ eat woolen goods, furs, feathers, etc. They live in tubular cases made of the material upon which they feed, fastened together with silk.
  • 12) See under Body.

Examples

  • 1) Use a covering cloth to press the hem.
  • 2) He fashioned a mast out of a reclaimed aluminium irrigation pipe and a sail from recycled cloth.
  • 3) Wipe leaves with a damp cloth to remove them.
  • 4) The peaks are on the cloth caps.
  • 5) No longer are the software providers and hardware companies cut from a different cloth.
  • 6) They also come with a carry case and cleaning cloth.
  • 7) Wrap in a soft cloth to keep warm.
  • 8) Use a cloth inside and out to keep it spotless.
  • 9) Wipe it with a damp cloth and dry with soft kitchen roll.
  • 10) His son was cut from a different cloth.
  • 11) The dining room table has a white cloth descending to the floor.
  • 12) Warm ripples of cloth are soft and easy to wear.
  • 13) Then cover the tray again with a damp cloth.
  • 14) The cloth fabrics felt fine though.
  • 15) Dry carefully with a clean cloth.
  • 16) The older ones usually slept underneath the wagon with just a sail cloth pulled round it to protect them from the elements.
  • 17) In the early 1900s the town produced more cotton cloth than any other in the world.
  • 18) We are talking about days when he had a cloth cap on, not a helmet.
  • 19) They come with a handy cleaning cloth and tough case with a quick release hook so you can attach it to your bag.
  • 20) When completely dry, polish off with a clean cloth.
  • 21) The avuncular Yorkshireman with the cloth cap and the polite twinkle was just a front.
  • 22) I could get out and use a cloth.
  • 23) In the weaving village, building after building was filled with wooden looms used to make silk and lotus cloth.
  • 24) But baggage handlers misplaced Aussie sailors' sail cloths.
  • 25) ‘The other main form of visual art is silk and cotton woven cloth with elaborate and subtle patterns and colors.’
  • 26) ‘The jacket is manufactured from wool and has khaki cloth patches on the elbows.’
  • 27) ‘Now the floor was carpeted, with a long woven length of cloth that was blood red.’
  • 28) ‘Downstairs were the looms and the spinning wheels, the floor covered in scraps of cloth and piles of wool.’
  • 29) ‘The men also raised cotton and wove it into cloth, robes, blankets, and textiles.’
  • 30) ‘Silk fabrics were not, like cotton cloth, the normal wear of the labouring classes.’
  • 31) ‘English wool and cloth were exported for profit, and French wine imported for pleasure.’
  • 32) ‘Handwoven cotton cloth is sewn into wraps for women and tunics for men, as well as into blankets.’
  • 33) ‘With a staff of 18, the factory works round the clock, turning out around 10,000 metres of wool cloth a week.’
  • 34) ‘She lifted the velvet cloth and the fabric slipped between her fingers, brushing against her bare fingers.’
  • 35) ‘The shops of the artisans, the merchants, and especially weavers of cotton cloth are very numerous.’
  • 36) ‘They weave cotton into strips of cloth, which are then sewn together, forming a length of fabric.’
  • 37) ‘The lungi is a piece of cotton cloth, usually checkered, that is wrapped around the waist.’
  • 38) ‘When woollen cloth was woven on a handloom the nap had to be combed in order to raise it.’
  • 39) ‘Raw flax and wool was spun into yarn, this was then dyed or bleached, woven into cloth and then cut and sewn into the garments their families needed.’
  • 40) ‘Every young girl was supposed to be able to weave cloth and do elaborate embroidery.’
  • 41) ‘And over his shoulder were draped strips of various types of cloth and fabric.’
  • 42) ‘In modern times, cotton cloth has come to replace cowskins as a means of draping the body.’
  • 43) ‘Villagers then filtered out the sediment by pouring the water through tightly woven cloth.’
  • 44) ‘A closer examination revealed layers of cloth, meticulously woven together to catch the eye.’
  • 45) ‘The Englishman proceeds to pull out two cloth bank bags, seemingly full of money.’
  • 46) ‘Beside him there was a gleaming glass and the white cloth he'd been cleaning it with.’
  • 47) ‘Oh, and she told me I don't have to bother buying cloths for cleaning the toilet anymore…’
  • 48) ‘As each loaf comes out of the oven, wrap it in a clean cloth or towel to keep it soft until the baking process is complete.’
  • 49) ‘Invert a large saucepan over the saucepan, lightly rub with oil, and wipe clean with a cloth.’
  • 50) ‘Keep a clean cloth handy to wipe off any drips or overspray that may get onto the tracks.’
  • 51) ‘Wipe the apples with a clean cloth and push a wooden stick through the base of each.’
  • 52) ‘To stop the bleeding, press firmly but gently on the cut with a clean cloth, tissue, or piece of gauze.’
  • 53) ‘Use separate cloths and buckets when cleaning the floor.’
  • 54) ‘Tweed cushioning lines the seats and the tables are covered with starched white cloths.’
  • 55) ‘I went to the kitchen and poured warm water on a clean cloth.’
  • 56) ‘Holding a damp cloth in one hand she gently cleaned the injured man's wounds.’
  • 57) ‘Apply thinly, in a circular motion, and polish dry at once with a clean cloth.’
  • 58) ‘The nurse took a wet cloth and began to clean the blood from around his leg.’
  • 59) ‘The young woman took a clean cloth from a small pile of linen and dipped it into the grimy water.’
  • 60) ‘She moved to a sitting position, stretching her aching back and neck, before wiping her sweaty face with a damp cloth.’
  • 61) ‘If there is any dust on the fan blades, carefully clean it using a slightly damp cloth and cotton wool ear buds.’
  • 62) ‘Wipe down brass with this cloth and then buff it dry with a soft, cotton cloth.’
  • 63) ‘To use, apply a small amount to your wood furniture with a soft cotton cloth and rub it in gently.’
  • 64) ‘She directed me to a wicker chair placed in front of a round bamboo table covered by a red velvet cloth.’
  • 65) ‘Gradually, the women faded away as they left for lunch, and Elizabeth set up her and Jack's own meal on a red gingham cloth.’
  • 66) ‘At one time in my life, I respected a man of the cloth, but now I've seen the light.’
  • 67) ‘A man of the cloth commands respect. It is assumed that a man of god is somehow better than the rest of us.’
  • 68) ‘That figures of the cloth have been associated with prosecutorial misconduct and the passions of the mob is one of this case's many ironies.’

Examples

  • 1) They wore clothes that blended plain and utilitarian cuts with sportswear details and urban styling.
  • 2) We pictured him walking around the grounds in casual clothes without handcuffs.
  • 3) Some had packed a change of clothes.
  • 4) People wear our clothes because they want to be looked at.
  • 5) The man looked just like my boyfriend and was wearing the same clothes.
  • 6) Most high street shops do not sell fur but some is appearing on clothes sold by independent retailers and online.
  • 7) The bigger goal is to supply retailers and suppliers with data on the actual sizes of consumers and on the combinations of clothes that people buy.
  • 8) She claimed that High Street stores are helping to promote an unhealthy image if they sell trendy clothes in bigger sizes.
  • 9) We sell luxury clothes at affordable prices.
  • 10) They are normal people in normal clothes doing something very normal.
  • 11) It was dark but he could feel the clothes brush against his cheek.
  • 12) Wearing the right shoes and clothes as well as being fit can make all the difference.
  • 13) The only thing she envied the men was their casual clothes.
  • 14) You can fit it into your day without getting changed into special clothes.
  • 15) We need to make very sure that we are wearing clothes.
  • 16) His plan was to design clothes to sell to the shops he had worked in.
  • 17) Perhaps the team were relying on most people viewing the clothes on a phone screen.
  • 18) The whole pile of clothes and shoes in the wardrobe.
  • 19) The call was to wear smart but casual clothes.
  • 20) Take a change of clothes so you can hit the office and still be fresh.
  • 21) People buy clothes that bear some relation to the temperature outside.
  • 22) My weakness has always been beautiful clothes and shoes.
  • 23) She looked me up and down in my casual weekend clothes.
  • 24) Some people modestly changed into dry clothes before making for home on foot or by car.
  • 25) It has been brought to my attention that some people wear clothes in bed.
  • 26) To see her image lifted wholesale to sell clothes was a wrench were not expecting or consulted on.
  • 27) If it lands on your clothes, gently brush it off.
  • 28) But people are now wanting to know how soon they will be able to put a jaunty clothes brush over their funeral suit.
  • 29) People earn more money from selling women's clothes.
  • 30) We shop online together for their shoes and clothes, but only when there are discounts.
  • 31) Our Father does not know us because of the clothes that we wear or the haircut that we keep.
  • 32) He rubbed his eyes and scrambled to his feet, brushing down his clothes to cover up his embarrassment.
  • 33) Dressed as I was in the mollah bashi’s clothes, my first care was to make such alterations in them that they should not hold me up to suspicion, and this I did for a trifling expense at an old clothes’ shop, although, at the same time, I took care not to part with any of the valuable articles which had fallen into my possession.
  • 34) There was a lawn tennis court and eleven indoor staff, there was fishing and shooting, and adventures for the children, with tree houses and charades; a family orchestra and dressing up in clothes from the huge dressing-up cupboard on wet days.
  • 35) As I said, all the knowledge I had about what message to give with the clothes is here invalid.
  • 36) Another interesting thing I see in the paintings besides the clothes is the women's figures.
  • 37) While others label clothes for heavier women "plus sizes," she dubs them "real sizes."
  • 38) When I am drying my clothes is my most comfortable moment!
  • 39) The chief god with white hair and wonderful clothes -- It is what they call clothes; under it they are as you and me, only the color is different -- the chief god will give many bells to any folk who can show him the way to Quinsai.
  • 40) Upon those views, I began to consider about putting the few rags I had, which I called clothes, into some order.
  • 41) ‘Meanwhile, the sister is trying to maintain standards and dignity, washing her clothes and covering her body.’
  • 42) ‘‘I now feel more comfortable and relaxed at work wearing casual clothes,’ she said.’
  • 43) ‘His face was so pale, and the oil almost covered his body and clothes completely.’
  • 44) ‘We don't want to see the children wearing worn clothes and shoes.’
  • 45) ‘Just as we do not shop for clothes just to cover our nakedness, nor eat just to fill the gap, so we don't buy sunglasses merely for the purposes of protecting our eyes.’
  • 46) ‘Try on jackets and outer garments over the clothes they'll be worn with.’
  • 47) ‘This could also be a great place to store warm clothes like hats, gloves, scarves and boots.’
  • 48) ‘The only good thing about it, was that we could wear casual clothes, instead of suits and ties.’
  • 49) ‘I offered to take her baby clothes shopping, but she didn't feel like it.’
  • 50) ‘Together they shop for baby clothes, and together they sit at the doctor's office.’
  • 51) ‘She pulled out the first thing on top of the pile of clothes, a sleeveless baby pink velvety sweater with sequin trim.’
  • 52) ‘She was sorting through Ian's worn practice clothes and mending or patching.’
  • 53) ‘Though I'm feeling much better now, I'm still not up to shopping for clothes just yet.’
  • 54) ‘He asked me why I was wearing boy's clothes and a baseball cap, and not a dress.’
  • 55) ‘I thought of my cracked shoes, my worn clothes, my family's urgent needs, my burden of pain.’
  • 56) ‘The Croydon Symphony Orchestra was at work in informal dress; in shirt-sleeves, jeans and other casual clothes.’
  • 57) ‘So I cut off my hair and started wearing loose-fitting clothes and a baseball cap.’
  • 58) ‘My partner and I run an independent clothes shop in Bournemouth, and we trade on the internet.’
  • 59) ‘I was still wearing my school clothes - navy blue skirt, black stockings, white shirt and tie.’
  • 60) ‘Aware of the cold air I quickly dry off and put on my work clothes, a collared shirt and tan slacks.’
  • 61) ‘They would be awakened by a weight pressing on them, or the clothes would be pulled from the bed, or they would hear the sound of a dress sweeping the floor.’
  • 62) he always bought his clothes at the same store
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