raiment

[rey-muh nt]

noun

clothing; apparel; attire.

Nearby words

  1. railroad worm,
  2. railroader,
  3. railroading,
  4. railway,
  5. railwayman,
  6. raimondi,
  7. raimondi, marcantonio,
  8. rain,
  9. rain cats and dogs,
  10. rain check

Origin of raiment

1350–1400; Middle English rayment, aphetic variant of arrayment. See array, -ment

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British Dictionary definitions for raiment

raiment

noun

archaic, or poetic attire; clothing; garments

Word Origin for raiment

C15: shortened from arrayment, from Old French areement; see array

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Word Origin and History for raiment

raiment

n.

c.1400, "clothing, vesture" (archaic), shortening of arayment "clothing" (late 14c.), from Anglo-French araiement, from Old French areement, from areer "to array" (see array (v.)).

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