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apparel

[ uh-par-uhl ]
/ 蓹藞p忙r 蓹l /
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noun
verb (used with object), ap路par路eled, ap路par路el路ing or (especially British) ap路par路elled, ap路par路el路ling.

OTHER WORDS FOR apparel

1 clothes, dress, garb, costume, habiliments, vesture.
6 outfit, array, deck out.
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Origin of apparel

1200鈥50; Middle English appareillen<Old French apareillier to make fit, fit out <Vulgar Latin *apparicul膩re, equivalent to ap-ap-1 + *paricul(us) a fit (see par1 -cule1) + -膩- thematic vowel + -re infinitive suffix

OTHER WORDS FROM apparel

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British Dictionary definitions for apparel

apparel
/ (蓹藞p忙r蓹l) /

noun
something that covers or adorns, esp outer garments or clothing
nautical a vessel's gear and equipment
verb -els, -elling or -elled or US -els, -eling or -eled
archaic (tr) to clothe, adorn, etc

Word Origin for apparel

C13: from Old French apareillier to make ready, from Vulgar Latin apparicul膩re (unattested), from Latin appar膩re, from par膩re to prepare
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition 漏 William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 漏 HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012
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