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apparel


  4  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Apparel  \Ap*par"el\,  n.  [OE.  apparel,  apareil  OF  apareil 
  appareil,  preparation,  provision,  furniture,  OF  apareiller 
  to  match,  prepare,  F.  appareiller  OF  a  (L.  ad)  +  pareil 
  like  similar,  fr  LL  pariculus  dim.  of  L.  par  equal.  See 
  {Pair}.] 
  1.  External  clothing;  vesture;  garments;  dress;  garb; 
  external  habiliments  or  array. 
 
  Fresh  in  his  new  apparel,  proud  and  young.  --Denham. 
 
  At  public  devotion  his  resigned  carriage  made 
  religion  appear  in  the  natural  apparel  of 
  simplicity.  --Tatler. 
 
  2.  A  small  ornamental  piece  of  embroidery  worn  on  albs  and 
  some  other  ecclesiastical  vestments. 
 
  3.  (Naut.)  The  furniture  of  a  ship,  as  masts,  sails,  rigging, 
  anchors,  guns,  etc 
 
  Syn:  Dress;  clothing;  vesture;  garments;  raiment;  garb; 
  costume;  attire;  habiliments 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Apparel  \Ap*par"el\,  v.  t.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Appareled},  or 
  {Apparelled};  p.  pr  &  vb  n.  {Appareling},  or 
  {Apparelling}.]  [OF.  apareiller.] 
  1.  To  make  or  get  something  ready;  to  prepare.  [Obs.] 
  --Chaucer. 
 
  2.  To  furnish  with  apparatus;  to  equip;  to  fit  out 
 
  Ships  .  .  .  appareled  to  fight.  --Hayward. 
 
  3.  To  dress  or  clothe;  to  attire. 
 
  They  which  are  gorgeously  appareled,  and  live 
  delicately,  are  in  kings'  courts.  --Luke  vii. 
  25. 
 
  4.  To  dress  with  external  ornaments;  to  cover  with  something 
  ornamental;  to  deck;  to  embellish;  as  trees  appareled 
  with  flowers,  or  a  garden  with  verdure. 
 
  Appareled  in  celestial  light.  --Wordsworth. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  apparel 
  n  :  covering  designed  to  be  worn  on  a  person's  body  [syn:  {clothing}, 
  {clothes},  {vesture},  {wearing  apparel},  {wear}] 
  v  :  provide  with  clothes  or  put  clothes  on  [syn:  {dress},  {clothe}, 
  {enclothe},  {garb},  {raiment},  {tog},  {garment},  {habilitate}, 
  {fit  out}]  [ant:  {undress}] 
 
  From  Easton's  1897  Bible  Dictionary  [easton]: 
 
  Apparel 
  In  Old  Testament  times  the  distinction  between  male  and  female 
  attire  was  not  very  marked.  The  statute  forbidding  men  to  wear 
  female  apparel  (Deut.  22:5)  referred  especially  to  ornaments  and 
  head-dresses.  Both  men  and  women  wore  (1)  an  under  garment  or 
  tunic,  which  was  bound  by  a  girdle.  One  who  had  only  this  tunic 
  on  was  spoken  of  as  naked"  (1  Sam.  19:24;  Job  24:10;  Isa. 
  20:2).  Those  in  high  stations  sometimes  wore  two  tunics,  the 
  outer  being  called  the  "upper  garment"  (1  Sam.  15:27;  18:4; 
  24:5;  Job  1:20).  (2.)  They  wore  in  common  an  over-garment 
  ("mantle,"  Isa.  3:22;  1  Kings  19:13;  2  Kings  2:13),  a  loose  and 
  flowing  robe.  The  folds  of  this  upper  garment  could  be  formed 
  into  a  lap  (Ruth  3:15;  Ps  79:12;  Prov.  17:23;  Luke  6:38). 
  Generals  of  armies  usually  wore  scarlet  robes  (Judg.  8:26;  Nah. 
  2:3).  A  form  of  conspicuous  raiment  is  mentioned  in  Luke  20:46; 
  comp.  Matt.  23:5. 
 
  Priests  alone  wore  trousers.  Both  men  and  women  wore  turbans. 
  Kings  and  nobles  usually  had  a  store  of  costly  garments  for 
  festive  occasions  (Isa.  3:22;  Zech.  3:4)  and  for  presents  (Gen. 
  45:22;  Esther  4:4;  6:8,  11;  1  Sam.  18:4;  2  Kings  5:5;  10:22). 
  Prophets  and  ascetics  wore  coarse  garments  (Isa.  20:2;  Zech. 
  13:4;  Matt.  3:4). 
 




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