Meaning of “clothing” in the English Dictionary

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"clothing" in British English

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clothingnoun [ U ]

uk /ˈkləʊ.ðɪŋ/ us /ˈkloʊ.ðɪŋ/ formal

B2 clothes, especially clothes of a particular type or those worn in a particular situation:

You can only take three articles/items of clothing into the changing room.
Protective clothing must be worn.

More examples

  • Several items of clothing lay on the floor.
  • An article of clothing was found near the river.
  • Wear comfortable, loose clothing to your exercise class.
  • She works as a machinist in a clothing factory.
  • During the war, no one was allowed more than their ration of food, clothing and fuel.

(Definition of “clothing” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"clothing" in American English

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clothingnoun [ U ]

us /ˈkloʊ·ðɪŋ/

things you wear to cover your body; clothes:

The boys must wear heavy clothing in winter.

(Definition of “clothing” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"clothing" in Business English

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clothingnoun [ U ]

uk /ˈkləʊðɪŋ/ us

clothes in general:

The store sells women's clothing.
a piece/item/article of clothing

clothes of a particular type, especially of a type made to protect the wearer against cold, heat, water, or machinery:

warm clothing
Protective clothing must be worn.

(Definition of “clothing” from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)