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ap·par·el

 (ə-păr′əl)
n.
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.]

apparel

(əˈpærəl)
n
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]

ap•par•el

(əˈpær əl)

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]

apparel


Past participle: apparelled
Gerund: apparelling

Imperative
apparel
apparel
Present
I apparel
you apparel
he/she/it apparels
we apparel
you apparel
they apparel
Preterite
I apparelled
you apparelled
he/she/it apparelled
we apparelled
you apparelled
they apparelled
Present Continuous
I am apparelling
you are apparelling
he/she/it is apparelling
we are apparelling
you are apparelling
they are apparelling
Present Perfect
I have apparelled
you have apparelled
he/she/it has apparelled
we have apparelled
you have apparelled
they have apparelled
Past Continuous
I was apparelling
you were apparelling
he/she/it was apparelling
we were apparelling
you were apparelling
they were apparelling
Past Perfect
I had apparelled
you had apparelled
he/she/it had apparelled
we had apparelled
you had apparelled
they had apparelled
Future
I will apparel
you will apparel
he/she/it will apparel
we will apparel
you will apparel
they will apparel
Future Perfect
I will have apparelled
you will have apparelled
he/she/it will have apparelled
we will have apparelled
you will have apparelled
they will have apparelled
Future Continuous
I will be apparelling
you will be apparelling
he/she/it will be apparelling
we will be apparelling
you will be apparelling
they will be apparelling
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been apparelling
you have been apparelling
he/she/it has been apparelling
we have been apparelling
you have been apparelling
they have been apparelling
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been apparelling
you will have been apparelling
he/she/it will have been apparelling
we will have been apparelling
you will have been apparelling
they will have been apparelling
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been apparelling
you had been apparelling
he/she/it had been apparelling
we had been apparelling
you had been apparelling
they had been apparelling
Conditional
I would apparel
you would apparel
he/she/it would apparel
we would apparel
you would apparel
they would apparel
Past Conditional
I would have apparelled
you would have apparelled
he/she/it would have apparelled
we would have apparelled
you would have apparelled
they would have apparelled
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.apparel - clothing in generalapparel - 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
Verb1.apparel - provide with clothes or put clothes onapparel - provide with clothes or put clothes on; "Parents must feed and dress their child"
prim out, prim up, prim - dress primly
dress, get dressed - put on clothes; "we had to dress quickly"; "dress the patient"; "Can the child dress by herself?"
wrap up, cover - clothe, as if for protection from the elements; "cover your head!"
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
costume, dress up - dress in a costume; "We dressed up for Halloween as pumpkins"
robe, vest - clothe formally; especially in ecclesiastical robes
gown - dress in a gown
change state, turn - undergo a transformation or a change of position or action; "We turned from Socialism to Capitalism"; "The people turned against the President when he stole the election"

apparel

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.

apparel

noun
Articles worn to cover the body:
attire, clothes, clothing, dress, garment (used in plural), habiliment (often used in plural), raiment.
Informal: dud (used in plural), tog (used in plural).
Slang: thread (used in plural).
verb
To put clothes on:
Informal: tog.
Translations

apparel

[əˈpærəl]
A. N
1. (Brit) (o.f.) → atuendo m (hum) → atavío m
2. (US) → ropa f
B. VTvestir (in de) (hum) → trajear, ataviar (in de)

apparel

[əˈpærəl] n
(British) (old-fashioned)vêtements mpl
(US)vêtements mpl
women in wedding apparel → des femmes en tenue de mariée

apparel

n no pl (liter, US Comm) → Gewand nt (old, liter), → Kleidung f
vt usu pass (old)gewanden (old)

apparel

[əˈpærl] n (frm) → abbigliamento, confezioni fpl
References in classic literature ?
Nothing, if I rightly call to mind, was left of my respected predecessor, save an imperfect skeleton, and some fragments of apparel, and a wig of majestic frizzle, which, unlike the head that it once adorned, was in very satisfactory preservation.
It was a Nantucket ship, the Bachelor, which had just wedged in her last cask of oil, and bolted down her bursting hatches; and now, in glad holiday apparel, was joyously, though somewhat vain-gloriously, sailing round among the widely-separated ships on the ground, previous to pointing her prow for home.
It was one anchorite's pride to lie naked in the mud and let the insects bite him and blister him unmolested; it was another's to lean against a rock, all day long, conspicuous to the admiration of the throng of pilgrims and pray; it was another's to go naked and crawl around on all fours; it was another's to drag about with him, year in and year out, eighty pounds of iron; it was another's to never lie down when he slept, but to stand among the thorn-bushes and snore when there were pilgrims around to look; a woman, who had the white hair of age, and no other apparel, was black from crown to heel with forty-seven years of holy abstinence from water.
It seemed almost as if beauty of apparel could go no further than that heavenly pink gingham dress
Wragge, arrayed in the white apparel proper for the occasion, with her moon-face framed round by a spacious halo of night-cap, looked so hugely and disproportionately large, that Magdalen, anxious as she was, could not repress a smile on taking leave of her traveling companion for the night.
Sheets and towels, a little wearing apparel, two old-fashioned silver teaspoons, a pair of sugar-tongs, and a few boots.
On she tottered, her apparel hanging round her in red rags, a hundred wounds upon her face and form.
uf were stripped of their gorgeous apparel, and attired in jerkins and trowsers of coarse linen, their sleeves being tucked up above the elbow, like those of butchers when about to exercise their function in the slaughter-house.
Smilash, bareheaded, without a coat, his corduroy vest and trousers heavy with rain; a rough-looking, middle-aged man, poorly dressed like a shepherd, wet as Smilash, with the expression, piteous, patient, and desperate, of one hard driven by ill-fortune, and at the end of his resources; two little children, a boy and a girl, almost naked, cowering under an old sack that had served them as an umbrella; and, lying on the settee where the two men had laid it, a heap of wretched wearing apparel, sacking, and rotten matting, with Smilash's coat and sou'wester, the whole covering a bundle which presently proved to be an exhausted woman with a tiny infant at her breast.
Come, change thine apparel with me, old man," he said, "and I'll give thee forty shillings in good silver to spend in beer or wine.
She was as destitute of clothes as the green Martians who accompanied her; indeed, save for her highly wrought ornaments she was entirely naked, nor could any apparel have enhanced the beauty of her perfect and symmetrical figure.
It is used, moreover, with regard to apparel, a man being said to 'have' a coat or tunic; or in respect of something which we have on a part of ourselves, as a ring on the hand: or in respect of something which is a part of us, as hand or foot.

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