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1. Clothing, especially outer garments; attire.
2. A covering or adornment: trees with their apparel of foliage.
tr.v. ap·par·eled, ap·par·el·ing, ap·par·els or ap·par·elled or ap·par·el·ling
1. To clothe or dress.
2. To adorn or embellish.
[Middle English appareil, from Old French apareil, preparation, from apareillier, to prepare, possibly from Vulgar Latin *appariculāre, from Latin apparāre; see apparatus.]
1. (Clothing & Fashion) something that covers or adorns, esp outer garments or clothing
2. (Nautical Terms) nautical a vessel's gear and equipment
vb, -els, -elling or -elled, -els, -eling or -eled
archaic (tr) to clothe, adorn, etc
[C13: from Old French apareillier to make ready, from Vulgar Latin appariculāre (unattested), from Latin apparāre, from parāre to prepare]
n., v. -eled, -el•ing (esp. Brit.) -elled, -el•ling. n.
1. clothing, esp. outerwear; garments.
2. something that decorates or covers: woods in the white apparel of winter.
3. superficial appearance; guise.
4. the sails, anchor, and other equipment of a ship.v.t.
5. to dress; clothe.
6. to adorn; ornament.
[1200–50; (v.) Middle English appareillen < Old French apareillier to fit out < Vulgar Latin *appariculāre]
Past participle: apparelled
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|Noun||1.||apparel - clothing in general; "she was refined in her choice of apparel"; "he always bought his clothes at the same store"; "fastidious about his dress"|
article of clothing, clothing, habiliment, wearable, vesture, wear - a covering designed to be worn on a person's body
workwear - heavy-duty clothes for manual or physical work
|Verb||1.||apparel - provide with clothes or put clothes on; "Parents must feed and dress their child"|
dress, get dressed - put on clothes; "we had to dress quickly"; "dress the patient"; "Can the child dress by herself?"
jacket - put a jacket on; "The men were jacketed"
frock - put a frock on
shirt - put a shirt on
habit - put a habit on
vesture - provide or cover with a cloak
overclothe, overdress - dress too warmly; "You should not overclothe the child--she will be too hot"
underdress - dress without sufficient warmth; "She was underdressed for the hiking trip and suffered hypothermia"
corset - dress with a corset
shoe - furnish with shoes; "the children were well shoed"
coat - cover or provide with a coat
gown - dress in a gown
noun (Old-fashioned) clothing, dress, clothes, equipment, gear (informal), habit, outfit, costume, threads (slang), array (poetic), garments, robes, trappings, attire, garb, accoutrements, vestments, raiment (archaic or poetic), schmutter (slang), habiliments Women's apparel is offered in petite, regular and tall sizes.