Dictionary.com

chimere

[ chi-meer, shi- ]
/ tʃɪˈmɪər, ʃɪ- /
Save This Word!

noun
a loose upper robe, especially of a bishop, to which the lawn sleeves are usually attached.
QUIZ
QUIZ YOURSELF ON AFFECT VS. EFFECT!
In effect, this quiz will prove whether or not you have the skills to know the difference between “affect” and “effect.”
Question 1 of 7
The rainy weather could not ________ my elated spirits on my graduation day.
Meet Grammar CoachWrite or paste your essay, email, or story into Grammar Coach and get grammar helpImprove Your Writing
Meet Grammar CoachImprove Your Writing
Write or paste your essay, email, or story into Grammar Coach and get grammar help
Also chim·ar, chim·er [chim-er, shim-]. /ˈtʃɪm ər, ˈʃɪm-/.

Origin of chimere

1325–75; Middle English chemer, chymere <Anglo-Latin chimēra, special use of chimera
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2022

How to use chimere in a sentence

British Dictionary definitions for chimere

chimere

chimer or chimar (ˈtʃɪmə, ˈʃɪm-)

/ (tʃɪˈmɪə, ʃɪ-) /

noun
Anglican Church a sleeveless red or black gown, part of a bishop's formal dress though not a vestment

Word Origin for chimere

C14: perhaps from Medieval Latin chimēra (see chimera) and related to Spanish zamarra sheepskin coat
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012
FEEDBACK