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EtymologyEdit

Old French apareillier

PronunciationEdit

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  • IPA(key): /əˈpæɹəl/
  • (US) IPA(key): /ʌˈpæɹ.əl/, IPA(key): /ʌˈpɛɹ.əl/

NounEdit

apparel (countable and uncountable, plural apparels)

  1. Clothing.
    • (Can we date this quote by Denham?)
      fresh in his new apparel, proud and young
    • (Can we date this quote by Tatler?)
      At public devotion his resigned carriage made religion appear in the natural apparel of simplicity.
  2. A small ornamental piece of embroidery worn on albs and some other ecclesiastical vestments.
  3. (nautical) The furniture of a ship, such as masts, sails, rigging, anchors, guns, etc.

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VerbEdit

apparel (third-person singular simple present apparels, present participle appareling or apparelling, simple past and past participle appareled or apparelled)

  1. (transitive) To dress or clothe; to attire.
    • Bible, Luke vii. 25
      They which are gorgeously appareled, and live delicately, are in kings' courts.
  2. (transitive) To furnish with apparatus; to equip; to fit out.
    ships appareled to fight
  3. (transitive) To dress with external ornaments; to cover with something ornamental
    trees appareled with flowers
    a garden appareled with greenery

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