- clothing; apparel; attire.
Origin of raiment
Examples from the Web for raiment
Historical Examples of raiment
Dick would be content if she went about in raiment made of dusters and bath towels.Viviette
William J. Locke
Every rag of raiment that man has on he stole from my husband's wardrobe at the Hall.In the Valley
St Matthew says, "His face did shine as the sun, and his raiment was white as the light."Miracles of Our Lord
Then in a cabinet I superintended Cousin Egbert's change of raiment.Ruggles of Red Gap
Harry Leon Wilson
She had a doll, its raiment in about the same condition as her own, tucked under one arm.Shavings
Joseph C. Lincoln
- archaic, or poetic attire; clothing; garments
Word Origin for raiment
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.)).