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noun \ˈā-prən, -pərn\

Simple Definition of apron

  • : a piece of clothing that is worn on the front of the body over clothes to keep them from getting dirty

  • : the part of a stage that is in front of the curtain

  • : the paved part of an airport where airplanes load or unload or are turned around

Full Definition of apron

  1. 1 :  a garment usually of cloth, plastic, or leather usually tied around the waist and used to protect clothing or adorn a costume

  2. 2 :  something that suggests or resembles an apron in shape, position, or use: as a :  the lower member under the sill of the interior casing of a window b :  an upward or downward vertical extension of a bathroom fixture (as a sink or tub) c :  an endless belt for carrying material d :  an extensive fan-shaped deposit of detritus e :  the part of the stage in front of the proscenium arch f :  the area along the waterfront edge of a pier or wharf g :  a shield (as of concrete or gravel) to protect against erosion (as of a waterway) by water h :  the extensive paved part of an airport immediately adjacent to the terminal area or hangars

apronedplay \-prənd, -pərnd\ adjective

Origin of apron

Middle English, alteration (resulting from false division of a napron) of napron, from Middle French naperon, diminutive of nape cloth, modification of Latin mappa napkin

First Known Use: 15th century

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APRON Defined for Kids


noun \ˈā-prən\

Definition of apron

  1. 1 :  a piece of cloth worn on the front of the body to keep clothing from getting dirty

  2. 2 :  a paved area for parking or handling airplanes

Medical Dictionary


noun \ˈā-prən, -pərn\

Medical Definition of apron

  1. 1:  a garment usually of cloth or plastic usually tied around the waist and used especially to protect clothing

  2. 2:  an anatomical structure that resembles an apron; especially :  hottentot apron

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February 12, 2016

of, relating to, or suggestive of marble

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