Main definitions of clad in English

: clad1clad2

clad1

verb

  • archaic or literary past participle of clothe

adjective

  • 1Clothed.

    ‘they were clad in T-shirts and shorts’
    [in combination] ‘leather-clad boys’
    • ‘She climbed down the steps to bathe in the river, fully clad.’
    • ‘The clerics lambaste popular newspapers for running pictures of scantily clad women.’
    • ‘Clad in a casual suit, he was visibly embarrassed by the other boy's looks and hid his face behind a book.’
    • ‘There was a tremendous amount of young scantily clad women roaming about and they all seemed to be shouting and screaming at the top of their voices.’
    • ‘Students decked up as traditional warriors, zulu tribals and khakhi-clad men ready to go into the bush, welcomed the guests.’
    • ‘They were both clad in black: black jackets, black trousers, black tops.’
    • ‘Her jaw all but hit the floor when he walked in clad in nothing but a white towel around his waist.’
    • ‘I smiled widely when I saw Feodor and Isidore walk out from the gates, both clad in shining armor.’
    • ‘I played minigolf in Feilding on Sunday, for the first time since I was a school uniform-clad teen.’
    • ‘Entering the airport, chaos ran rampant as green-clad soldiers in berets stood guard with machine guns at every exit.’
    • ‘The Achnabourin Estate is set amid some wonderful scenery ranging from spectacular coastal dunes to heather clad hill.’
    • ‘Fifty-four Japanese schoolgirls, all clad in their uniforms, stroll down into a subway station.’
    • ‘A tall man came in clad in light armour, holding his sheath in his left hand.’
    • ‘I saw him clad in rugged blue jeans and a decent black button-up shirt.’
    • ‘We now meet the three painters, Micko, Anto and Deco, all of them clad in dirty white overalls.’
    • ‘In an obvious homage to kung-fu king Bruce Lee, she is clad from virtually start to finish in an all-yellow tracksuit.’
    • ‘The 1968 film featured Jane Fonda as the scantily clad intergalactic hero.’
    • ‘Thousands upon thousands of long-haired and leather-clad fanatics crowded into the club for what was the gig of the year for many.’
    • ‘It was a family occasion, with everyone clad in red and white striped tops.’
    • ‘As she was watching the rain pelting down, Calphurnia came in clad in a long, white, flowing nightgown.’
    dressed, clothed, attired, got up, garbed, rigged out, costumed
    wearing, sporting
    dolled up
    caparisoned, accoutred
    apparelled
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  • 2Covered with cladding.

    [in combination] ‘copper-clad boards’
    • ‘Classrooms were in a building with stone steps up to the front door, and in later years there was a pine-clad hut across the yard that was also a classroom.’
    • ‘These are also the people who gave us stone cladding - it's almost impossible to shift a clad house without a huge spend to remove it and repair the frontage.’
    • ‘As one of about five metal-clad buildings from that era remaining in Canada, the Lodge is of some historical significance.’
    • ‘The aluminium-clad building represents the rearranged fragments of a broken globe - a world shattered by conflict.’
    • ‘Its stone-clad facade consists of square and rectangular patterns, indicative of traditional Bulgarian design.’
    • ‘Natural and artificial light is reflected from the polished and honed surfaces of the stone-clad interior.’

Pronunciation:

clad

/klad/

Main definitions of clad in English

: clad1clad2

clad2

verb

[WITH OBJECT]
  • Encase (a structure) with a covering or coating.

    ‘he cladded the concrete-frame structure in stainless steel’
    • ‘The outside is clad with a type of concrete slab that only has to be painted every 20 years.’
    • ‘In addition to new floor finishes and lighting, it features a floating white wall that clads the boundary interfacing the public foyers and the theatres.’
    • ‘Local Dalmatian sandy limestone clads the in-situ structure, the stone cut smooth in contrast to the rough city wall across the new alley.’
    • ‘Fiber-cement siding clads the Greenpeace home's exterior, and low-VOC paints cover interior walls.’
    • ‘Sustainably harvested Western red cedar clads the home's two factory-built modules.’
    • ‘The thick stone that clads the facades was chosen to last; the facades look much as they did when new.’
    • ‘Earlier this month the city council rejected a proposal to revamp it which would have involved cladding it in glass.’
    • ‘Interiors have straightforward, affordable, and easy-to-maintain materials; durable, handsome brick clads the exteriors.’
    • ‘Aitken shows where they plan to clad the sides in tongue and groove.’
    • ‘Lumber from a demolished warehouse clads the kitchen cabinets, refrigerator surround, and main island.’
    • ‘A panelized ceramic-metal composite clads the form, opening at glazed ‘zippers’ that admit daylight into both sides.’
    • ‘The playgroup plans to continue its fundraising, hoping to provide more outdoor toys and to clad their portable building in order to aid insulation.’
    • ‘Natural basalt also clads a stair tower and service rooms.’
    • ‘We've stripped wallpaper, painted, put up skirting boards, hung blinds, panelled ceilings and clad walls.’
    • ‘And it is unlikely that anything could be done to make the monstrosity any less ugly - not even cladding it and turning it into flats, as was apparently once considered.’

Origin

Mid 16th century (in the sense ‘clothe’): apparently from clad.

Pronunciation:

clad

/klad/