Clad vs Cloak - What's the difference?

clad | cloak |


As verbs the difference between clad and cloak

is that clad is to clothe while cloak is to cover as with a cloak.

As a noun cloak is

a long outer garment worn over the shoulders covering the back; a cape, often with a hood.

Other Comparisons: What's the difference?

clad

English

Verb

  • To clothe.
  • The horse was clad with its best blanket.
  • * 1918 , (Edgar Rice Burroughs), Chapter VIII
  • But what interested me most was the slender figure of a dainty girl, clad only in a thin bit of muslin which scarce covered her knees--a bit of muslin torn and ragged about the lower hem.
  • To cover with insulation.
  • (clad)
  • (archaic) (clothe)
  • cloak

    English

    (wikipedia cloak)

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • A long outer garment worn over the shoulders covering the back; a cape, often with a hood.
  • *{{quote-book, year=1963, author=(Margery Allingham), title=(The China Governess)
  • , chapter=5 citation , passage=‘It's rather like a beautiful Inverness cloak one has inherited. Much too good to hide away, so one wears it instead of an overcoat and pretends it's an amusing new fashion.’}}
  • A blanket-like covering, often metaphorical.
  • (figurative)  That which conceals; a disguise or pretext.
  • * South
  • No man is esteemed any ways considerable for policy who wears religion otherwise than as a cloak .
  • (Internet)  A text replacement for an IRC user's hostname or IP address, making the user less identifiable.
  • Derived terms

    * cloak and dagger

    See also

    * burnoose, burnous, burnouse * domino costume

    Verb

  • To cover as with a cloak.
  • (science fiction, ambitransitive) To render or become invisible via futuristic technology.
  • The ship cloaked before entering the enemy sector of space.

    Derived terms

    * cloaking device