verb (used with object), ap·par·eled, ap·par·el·ing or (especially British) ap·par·elled, ap·par·el·ling.
- apparatus criticus,
- apparent candlepower,
- apparent horizon,
- apparent magnitude,
- apparent movement
Origin of apparel
Examples from the Web for apparelled
The mate, Jerry, and I were also apparelled in our Sunday best.The Pilots of Pomona|Robert Leighton
For me, on this occasion, Leeds was 'apparelled in celestial light.'Ellen Terry and Her Sisters|T. Edgar Pemberton
She was apparelled like any barbaric Ethiopian emperor, his neck heavy with pendants of polished ivory.Moby Dick; or The Whale|Herman Melville
Then on the morn they apparelled them to joust, Sir Gawaine and his four brethren, and did there great deeds of arms.Le Morte D'Arthur, Volume II (of II)|Thomas Malory
But the purest of sentiments and the loftiest of purposes do not constitute poetry, even when apparelled in verse.The Bridling of Pegasus|Alfred Austin
verb -els, -elling or -elled or US -els, -eling or -eled
Word Origin for apparel
mid-13c., "to equip (in any way)," from Old French apareillier (12c.), from Vulgar Latin *appariculare. This is either from Latin apparare "prepare, make ready" (see apparatus), or from Vulgar Latin *ad-particulare "to put things together." The meaning "to attire in proper clothing" is from mid-14c. Cognate with Italian aparecchiare, Spanish aparejar, Portuguese aparelhar. Related: Appareled; apparelled; appareling; apparelling.
"personal outfit or attire," early 14c., also "ship's rigging," from Old French apareil "preparation," from apareillier (see apparel (v.)). Earlier in same sense was apparelment (early 14c.).