Definition of garment in English:



  • An item of clothing.

    • ‘Wash your garment with care and avoid scrubbing excessively to prevent damaging it.’
    • ‘Expect to wear a compression garment for up to a month, but you can likely return to work in two weeks.’
    • ‘Then the stitch lines had to be sealed to ensure that the garment is waterproof.’
    • ‘Both men and women wear a long inner shirt over a pant-like garment, both made out of wool.’
    • ‘Morphing is a modern fashion trend that allows the wearer to use a garment in more than one way.’
    • ‘All the dresses and garments were well made, but I just can't see the theme of this collection.’
    • ‘Instead, look for garments with a bit of contour to add volume to your midsection.’
    • ‘However old you are, every woman needs five fashion garments to form the basis of her wardrobe.’
    • ‘Money cannot buy style, but it can buy you the following chic garments and accessories.’
    • ‘It was really only a matter of time before we did away with the garment altogether.’
    • ‘In recent years industrial growth has occurred primarily in the garment and textile industries.’
    • ‘He and his wife both work in a factory producing garments for a UK clothing shop.’
    • ‘The old man of about sixty was dressed in his official garments and sported a short, white beard.’
    • ‘Coats and trimmed garments have begun reappearing at fashion shows and on the covers of magazines such as Vogue.’
    • ‘Junior clothing offers a wallop of trendy style but the garments are cut small for a junior figure.’
    • ‘Looser garments can make you look stumpy, so opt for a fit that is trim rather than baggy.’
    • ‘Smaller segments of the garment industry that depend more highly on exports will face even higher losses.’
    • ‘A stunning fashion show displayed garments styled by famous Thai designers.’
    • ‘The sarong is the national garment of Malayia, though not restricted to that area.’
    • ‘He made a machine to make the ply and the family made woollen garments for the boys in the merchant navy.’
    item of clothing, article of clothing, item of dress
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Middle English: from Old French garnement ‘equipment’, from garnir ‘equip’ (see garnish).