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apparel

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noun ap·par·el \ə-ˈper-əl, -ˈpa-rəl\

Definition of apparel

  1. 1 :  personal attire :  clothing of a particular kind dressed in fine apparel —used chiefly in U.S. English to refer to clothing that is being sold in stores a new line of women's apparel athletic apparel

  2. 2 :  the equipment (such as sails and rigging) of a ship

  3. 3 :  something that clothes or adorns the bright apparel of spring

Examples of apparel in a Sentence

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

Origin and Etymology of apparel

see 2apparel


First Known Use: 14th century


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verb ap·par·el \ə-ˈper-əl, -ˈpa-rəl\

Definition of apparel

appareled

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apparelled

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appareling

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apparelling

  1. transitive verb
  2. 1 :  to put clothes on :  dress was formally appareled [=was wearing formal clothes]

  3. 2 :  adorn, embellish accused of appareling the truth

Examples of apparel in a Sentence

  1. a sale on summer apparel for women

Origin and Etymology of apparel

Middle English appareillen, from Anglo-French apparailler to prepare, from Vulgar Latin *appariculare, from Latin apparare


First Known Use: 14th century


APPAREL Defined for English Language Learners

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verb ap·par·el \ə-ˈper-əl, -ˈpa-rəl\

Definition of apparel for English Language Learners

  • : clothing of a particular kind


APPAREL Defined for Kids

apparel

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noun ap·par·el \ə-ˈper-əl\

Definition of apparel for Students

  1. :  things that are worn :  clothing summer apparel



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