Clothing vs Mend - What's the difference?

clothing | mend |


As verbs the difference between clothing and mend

is that clothing is (clothe) while mend is to repair, as anything that is torn, broken, defaced, decayed, or the like; to restore from partial decay, injury, or defacement; to patch up; to put in shape or order again; to re-create; as, to mend a garment or a machine.

As nouns the difference between clothing and mend

is that clothing is any of a wide variety of articles, usually made of fabrics, animal hair, animal skin, or some combination thereof, used to cover the human body for warmth, to preserve modesty, or for fashion while mend is a place, as in clothing, which has been repaired by mending.

clothing

English

Verb

(head)
  • Noun

  • Any of a wide variety of articles, usually made of fabrics, animal hair, animal skin, or some combination thereof, used to cover the human body for warmth, to preserve modesty, or for fashion.
  • * Milton
  • From others he shall stand in need of nothing, / Yet on his brothers shall depend for clothing .
  • An act or instance of putting clothes on.
  • The clothing and unclothing of the idols was of special significance.
  • (obsolete) The art of process of making cloth.
  • * Ray
  • Instructing [refugees] in the art of clothing .
  • A covering of non-conducting material on the outside of a boiler, or steam chamber, to prevent radiation of heat.
  • (Knight)
    Hyponyms
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    See also

    (clothing related terms) * belt * bra * briefs * blouse * cap * coat * clothe * dress * gloves * halter * hat * jacket * mittens * muffler * pants * shirt * shoes * shorts * socks * sox * stocking * swimsuit * tie * tuxedo * underwear

    mend

    English

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • A place, as in clothing, which has been repaired by mending.
  • The act of repairing.
  • My trousers have a big rip in them and need a mend .

    Derived terms

    * on the mend

    Verb

    (en verb)
  • To repair, as anything that is torn, broken, defaced, decayed, or the like; to restore from partial decay, injury, or defacement; to patch up; to put in shape or order again; to re-create; as, to mend a garment or a machine.
  • My trousers have a big rip in them and need mending .
    When your car breaks down, you can take it to the garage to have it mended .
  • To alter for the better; to set right; to reform; hence, to quicken; as, to mend one's manners or pace.
  • Her stutter was mended by a speech therapist.
    My broken heart was mended .
  • * Sir W. Temple
  • The best service they could do the state was to mend the lives of the persons who composed it.
  • To help, to advance, to further; to add to.
  • * Mortimer
  • Though in some lands the grass is but short, yet it mends garden herbs and fruit.
  • * Shakespeare
  • You mend the jewel by wearing it.
  • To grow better; to advance to a better state; to become improved.
  • Derived terms

    * mend one's pace
    Synonyms
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