Clothes considered as a group; wearing apparel.(noun)
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Use "clothing" in a sentence
"If the customs officer snatches a piece of my luggage, it will in general itself be luggage; if adoring groupies snatch an article of my clothing, it will be clothing; for ˜luggage™ and ˜clothing™ are mass nouns."
"Not necessarily, because this that we see and name "the physical body" is not the real body, any more than the clothing that covers it, is the person, although frequently we recognize acquaintances _by their clothing_."
"Note however, “weeds” as in clothing is from a different O.E. noun ...."