Apparel and Clothing

Apparel

apparel n : clothing in general; "she was refined in her choice of apparel"; "he always bought his clothes at the same store"; "fastidious about his dress" [syn: {wearing apparel}, {dress}, {clothes}] v : provide with clothes or put clothes on; "Parents must feed and dress their child" [syn: {dress}, {clothe}, {enclothe}, {garb}, {raiment}, {tog}, {garment}, {habilitate}, {fit out}] [ant: {undress}]

42 Moby Thesaurus words for "apparel": appoint, array, attire, bedizenment, clad, clothes, clothing, costume, drapery, dress, dressing, duds, enclothe, fashion, fatigues, feathers, fig, garb, garment, garments, gear, guise, habiliment, habiliments, habit, investiture, investment, linen, rags, raiment, robes, sportswear, style, things, threads, togs, toilette, trim, vestment, vesture, wear, wearing apparel

Apparel \Ap*par"el\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Appareled}, or {Apparelled}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Appareling}, or {Apparelling}.] [OF. apareiller.] 1. To make or get (something) ready; to prepare. [Obs.] --Chaucer. [1913 Webster] 2. To furnish with apparatus; to equip; to fit out. [1913 Webster] Ships . . . appareled to fight. --Hayward. [1913 Webster] 3. To dress or clothe; to attire. [1913 Webster] They which are gorgeously appareled, and live delicately, are in kings' courts. --Luke vii. 25. [1913 Webster] 4. To dress with external ornaments; to cover with something ornamental; to deck; to embellish; as, trees appareled with flowers, or a garden with verdure. [1913 Webster] Appareled in celestial light. --Wordsworth. [1913 Webster]

Apparel \Ap*par"el\, n. [OE. apparel, apareil, OF. apareil, appareil, preparation, provision, furniture, OF. apareiller to match, prepare, F. appareiller; OF. a (L. ad) + pareil like, similar, fr. LL. pariculus, dim. of L. par equal. See {Pair}.] 1. External clothing; vesture; garments; dress; garb; external habiliments or array. [1913 Webster] Fresh in his new apparel, proud and young. --Denham. [1913 Webster] At public devotion his resigned carriage made religion appear in the natural apparel of simplicity. --Tatler. [1913 Webster] 2. A small ornamental piece of embroidery worn on albs and some other ecclesiastical vestments. [1913 Webster] 3. (Naut.) The furniture of a ship, as masts, sails, rigging, anchors, guns, etc. [1913 Webster] Syn: Dress; clothing; vesture; garments; raiment; garb; costume; attire; habiliments. [1913 Webster]

Apparel In Old Testament times the distinction between male and female attire was not very marked. The statute forbidding men to wear female apparel (Deut. 22:5) referred especially to ornaments and head-dresses. Both men and women wore (1) an under garment or tunic, which was bound by a girdle. One who had only this tunic on was spoken of as "naked" (1 Sam. 19:24; Job 24:10; Isa. 20:2). Those in high stations sometimes wore two tunics, the outer being called the "upper garment" (1 Sam. 15:27; 18:4; 24:5; Job 1:20). (2.) They wore in common an over-garment ("mantle," Isa. 3:22; 1 Kings 19:13; 2 Kings 2:13), a loose and flowing robe. The folds of this upper garment could be formed into a lap (Ruth 3:15; Ps. 79:12; Prov. 17:23; Luke 6:38). Generals of armies usually wore scarlet robes (Judg. 8:26; Nah. 2:3). A form of conspicuous raiment is mentioned in Luke 20:46; comp. Matt. 23:5. Priests alone wore trousers. Both men and women wore turbans. Kings and nobles usually had a store of costly garments for festive occasions (Isa. 3:22; Zech. 3:4) and for presents (Gen. 45:22; Esther 4:4; 6:8, 11; 1 Sam. 18:4; 2 Kings 5:5; 10:22). Prophets and ascetics wore coarse garments (Isa. 20:2; Zech. 13:4; Matt. 3:4).

Clothing

Clothing is fiber and textile material worn on the body. The wearing of clothing is mostly restricted to human beings and is a feature of nearly all human societies.

clothing n : a covering designed to be worn on a person's body [syn: {article of clothing}, {vesture}, {wear}]

Clothing \Cloth"ing\, n. 1. Garments in general; clothes; dress; raiment; covering. [1913 Webster] From others he shall stand in need of nothing, Yet on his brothers shall depend for clothing. --Milton. [1913 Webster] As for me, . . . my clothing was sackloth. --Ps. xxxv. 13 [1913 Webster] 2. The art of process of making cloth. [R.] [1913 Webster] Instructing [refugees] in the art of clothing. --Ray. [1913 Webster] 3. A covering of non-conducting material on the outside of a boiler, or steam chamber, to prevent radiation of heat. --Knight. [1913 Webster] 4. (Mach.) See {Card clothing}, under 3d {Card}. [1913 Webster]

Clothe \Clothe\ (kl[=o][th]), v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Clothed} (kl[=o][th]d) or {Clad} (kl[a^]d); p. pr. & vb. n. {Clothing}.] [OE. clathen, clothen, clethen, AS. cl[=a][eth]ian, cl[=ae][eth]an. See {Cloth}.] 1. To put garments on; to cover with clothing; to dress. [1913 Webster] Go with me, to clothe you as becomes you. --Shak. [1913 Webster] 2. To provide with clothes; as, to feed and clothe a family; to clothe one's self extravagantly. [1913 Webster] Drowsiness shall clothe a man with rags. --Prov. xxiii. 21. [1913 Webster] The naked every day he clad, When he put on his clothes. --Goldsmith. [1913 Webster] 3. Fig.: To cover or invest, as with a garment; as, to clothe one with authority or power. [1913 Webster] Language in which they can clothe their thoughts. --Watts. [1913 Webster] His sides are clothed with waving wood. --J. Dyer. [1913 Webster] Thus Belial, with with words clothed in reason's garb. --Milton. [1913 Webster]

Data Sources:

  • apparel: WordNet (r) 2.0
  • apparel: Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0
  • apparel: The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.44
  • apparel: The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.44
  • apparel: Easton's 1897 Bible Dictionary
  • clothing: WordNet (r) 2.0
  • clothing: The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.44
  • clothing: The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.44

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