apparel


1ap·par·el

verb \ə-ˈper-əl, -ˈpa-rəl\
ap·par·eled or ap·par·elledap·par·el·ing or ap·par·el·ling

Definition of APPAREL

transitive verb
1
:  to put clothes on :  dress
2
:  adorn, embellish <accused of appareling the truth>

Examples of APPAREL

  1. <a designer who regularly apparels several of the presenters at the Oscar ceremonies>

Origin of APPAREL

Middle English appareillen, from Anglo-French apparailler to prepare, from Vulgar Latin *appariculare, from Latin apparare
First Known Use: 14th century

Other Clothing Terms

babushka, brogue, bumbershoot, cravat, dishabille, furbelow, layette, raiment, spectator

2apparel

noun

: clothing of a particular kind

Full Definition of APPAREL

1
:  the equipment (as sails and rigging) of a ship
2
:  personal attire :  clothing
3
:  something that clothes or adorns <the bright apparel of spring>

Examples of APPAREL

  1. <a sale on summer apparel for women>

First Known Use of APPAREL

14th century

Other Clothing Terms

babushka, brogue, bumbershoot, cravat, dishabille, furbelow, layette, raiment, spectator

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