Definitions for: Apparel

[n] covering designed to be worn on a person's body
[v] provide with clothes or put clothes on; "Parents must feed and dress their child"

Webster (1913) Definition: 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
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.

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.]

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.

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.

Synonyms: article of clothing, clothe, clothes, clothing, dress, enclothe, fit out, garb, garment, habilitate, raiment, tog, vesture, wear, wearing apparel

Antonyms: discase, disrobe, peel, strip, strip down, uncase, unclothe, undress

See Also: accessory, accouterment, accoutrement, array, attire, beachwear, black, blue, brace, change, change state, civilian clothing, civilian dress, civilian garb, coat, consumer goods, corset, costume, cover, covering, dress, dress up, duds, finery, footwear, frock, gallus, garb, garment, gown, gray, grey, G-string, habit, handwear, headdress, headgear, jacket, knitwear, leisure wear, lounger, neckpiece, nightclothes, nightwear, outerwear, overclothe, overclothes, overdress, plain clothes, prim, prim out, prim up, protective garment, raiment, regalia, robe, shirt, shoe, slip-on, slops, sportswear, street clothes, suspender, threads, togs, turn, uniform, vest, vesture, wardrobe, work-clothes, work-clothing, wrap up

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