- Usually habiliments.
- clothes or clothing.
- clothes as worn in a particular profession, way of life, etc.
- habiliments, accouterments or trappings.
Origin of habiliment
Examples from the Web for habiliment
I might here—if it so pleased me—dilate upon the matter of habiliment, and other mere circumstances of the external metaphysician.The Works of Edgar Allan Poe
Edgar Allan Poe
An habiliment of the stage designed to reinforce the general acclamation of the press agent with a particular publicity.The Devil's Dictionary
And in habiliment, movement, air, with what telling force it impersonated sorrow!The Prince of India, Volume II
Others assign the habiliment to a Welshman, but give no authority for the assumption.The Sailor's Word-Book
William Henry Smyth
At an earlier period the armor of complete steel was the habiliment of the knight.Charles Sumner; his complete works, volume 1 (of 20)
- (often plural) dress or attire
Word Origin and History for habiliment
often habiliments, early 15c., "munitions, weapons," from Middle French habillement, from abiller "prepare or fit out," probably from habile "fit, suitable" (see able). Alternative etymology [Barnhart, Klein] makes the French verb originally mean "reduce a tree by stripping off the branches," from a- "to" + bille "stick of wood." Sense of "clothing, dress" developed late 15c., by association with habit (n.).