apparel

[ uh-par-uhl ]
/ əˈpær əl /

noun

verb (used with object), ap·par·eled, ap·par·el·ing or (especially British) ap·par·elled, ap·par·el·ling.


Nearby words

  1. appar.,
  2. apparat,
  3. apparatchik,
  4. apparatus,
  5. apparatus criticus,
  6. apparent,
  7. apparent candlepower,
  8. apparent horizon,
  9. apparent magnitude,
  10. apparent movement

Origin of apparel

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

SYNONYMS FOR apparel
1. clothes, dress, garb, costume, habiliments, vesture. 6. outfit, array, deck out.

Related formso·ver·ap·par·eled, adjectiveun·ap·par·eled, adjectivewell-ap·par·eled, adjectivewell-ap·par·elled, adjective

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British Dictionary definitions for apparelled

apparel

/ (əˈpærəl) /

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 appariculāre (unattested), from Latin apparāre, from parāre to prepare

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Word Origin and History for apparelled
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