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UK [ˈɡɑː(r)mənt] / US [ˈɡɑrmənt] noun [countable]
Word forms "garment":
singular garment plural garments formal
a piece of clothing. This word is used especially when talking about the production and sale of clothes

waterproof outer garments

The garment workers were being paid very low wages.

the fashion garment industry


English dictionary. 2014.

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  • Garment — Gar ment, n. [OE. garnement, OF. garnement, garniment, fr. garnir to garnish. See {Garnish}.] Any article of clothing, as a coat, a gown, etc. [1913 Webster] No man putteth a piece of new cloth unto old garment. Matt. ix. 16. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • garment — c.1400, variant of garnement (early 14c.), from O.Fr. garnement garment, attire, clothes, from garnir fit out, provide, adorn (see GARNISH (Cf. garnish)) …   Etymology dictionary

  • garment — [gär′mənt] n. [ME, contr. < OFr garnement < garnir: see GARNISH] 1. a) any article of clothing b) [pl.] clothes; costume 2. a covering vt. to cover with, or as with, a garment; clothe …   English World dictionary

  • garment — [n] article of clothing apparel, array, attire, costume, covering, drapes*, dress, duds*, feathers*, garb, gear, get up*, habiliment, habit, outfit, raiment, robe, things*, threads*, togs*, uniform, vestments, wear, weeds*; concept 451 …   New thesaurus

  • garment — ► NOUN ▪ an item of clothing. ORIGIN Old French garnement equipment , from garnir (see GARNISH(Cf. ↑garnish)) …   English terms dictionary

  • garment — 01. The King was dressed in [garments] of the finest materials, and a golden crown was upon his head. 02. Hazel has a job fitting [garments] for actors in a local theater production. 03. When testing a patient s blood pressure, [garments] worn… …   Grammatical examples in English

  • garment — gar|ment [ˈga:mənt US ˈga:r ] n [Date: 1300 1400; : French; Origin: garnement equipment , from garnir; GARNISH2] formal a piece of clothing ▪ She pulled the garment on and zipped it up. garment industry/factory/district etc ▪ She works in the… …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • garment — noun ADJECTIVE ▪ outer ▪ finished ▪ foundation ▪ heavy ▪ knitted, silk, woollen/woolen …   Collocations dictionary

  • Garment — invitation to visit: Garment seamy anile seward icon do ; Garment the garden, Maud, I mirrored the gaiter loan (Tennyson) …   Dictionary of Australian slang

  • garment — Australian Slang invitation to visit: Garment seamy anile seward icon do ; Garment the garden, Maud, I mirrored the gaiter loan (Tennyson) …   English dialects glossary