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a·pron

 (ā′prən)
n.
1. A garment, usually fastened in the back, worn over all or part of the front of the body to protect clothing.
2. Something that resembles this garment in appearance or function, especially:
a. A protective shield for a machine.
b. The paved strip in front of and around airport hangars and terminal buildings.
c. The part of a stage in a theater extending in front of the curtain.
d. A platform, as of planking, at the entrance to a dock.
e. An upper rail or carved panel extending between the legs of a piece of furniture, as beneath a tabletop or chair seat.
f. A piece of horizontal trim mounted beneath an interior windowsill.
g. A covering or structure along a shoreline for protection against erosion or a platform serving a similar purpose below a dam or in a sluiceway.
h. An area covered by sand and gravel deposited at the front of a glacial moraine.
i. A continuous conveyor belt.
j. A border of slightly longer grass that surrounds a green on a golf course.
k. The part of a boxing ring floor that extends beyond the ropes.
tr.v. a·proned, a·pron·ing, a·prons
To cover, protect, or provide with an apron.

[Middle English, from an apron, alteration of a napron, from Old French naperon, diminutive of nape, tablecloth, from Latin mappa, napkin; see map.]

apron

(ˈeɪprən)
n
1. (Clothing & Fashion) a protective or sometimes decorative or ceremonial garment worn over the front of the body and tied around the waist
2. (Theatre) the part of a stage extending in front of the curtain line; forestage
3. (Aeronautics) a hard-surfaced area in front of or around an aircraft hangar, terminal building, etc, upon which aircraft can stand
4. (Mechanical Engineering) a continuous conveyor belt composed usually of slats linked together
5. (Mechanical Engineering) a protective plate screening the operator of a machine, artillery piece, etc
6. (Civil Engineering) a ground covering of concrete or other material used to protect the underlying earth from water erosion
7. (Building) a panel or board between a window and a skirting in a room
8. (Geological Science) geology a sheet of sand, gravel, etc, deposited at the front of a moraine
9. (Golf) golf the part of the fairway leading onto the green
10. (Mechanical Engineering) machinery the housing for the lead screw gears of a lathe
11. another name for skirt3
12. tied to someone's apron strings dependent on or dominated by someone, esp a mother or wife
vb
(tr) to protect or provide with an apron
[C16: mistaken division (as if an apron) of earlier a napron, from Old French naperon a little cloth, from nape cloth, from Latin mappa napkin]

a•pron

(ˈeɪ prən)

n.
1. a garment covering part of the front of the body and usu. tied at the back of the waist, worn to protect the clothing.
2. a metal plate or cover, as on a machine, for protecting the operator.
3. a paved area near an airfield's buildings and hangars where planes are parked.
4.
a. any device for protecting a surface of earth from the action of moving water.
b. a platform to receive the water falling over a dam.
5. the part of a stage floor in front of the curtain line.
7. the outer border of a green of a golf course.
8. the part of the floor of a boxing ring that extends outside the ropes.
9. the open part of a pier for loading and unloading vessels.
10. the frill of long hairs on the throat and chest of certain long-haired dogs, as the collie.
[1275–1325; Middle English napron (by later misdividing a napron as an apron) < Middle French naperon=nape tablecloth (< Latin mappa napkin; compare map) + -eron n. suffix]

apron

A defined area on an airfield intended to accommodate aircraft for purposes of loading or unloading passengers or cargo, refueling, parking, or maintenance.

apron


Past participle: aproned
Gerund: aproning

Imperative
apron
apron
Present
I apron
you apron
he/she/it aprons
we apron
you apron
they apron
Preterite
I aproned
you aproned
he/she/it aproned
we aproned
you aproned
they aproned
Present Continuous
I am aproning
you are aproning
he/she/it is aproning
we are aproning
you are aproning
they are aproning
Present Perfect
I have aproned
you have aproned
he/she/it has aproned
we have aproned
you have aproned
they have aproned
Past Continuous
I was aproning
you were aproning
he/she/it was aproning
we were aproning
you were aproning
they were aproning
Past Perfect
I had aproned
you had aproned
he/she/it had aproned
we had aproned
you had aproned
they had aproned
Future
I will apron
you will apron
he/she/it will apron
we will apron
you will apron
they will apron
Future Perfect
I will have aproned
you will have aproned
he/she/it will have aproned
we will have aproned
you will have aproned
they will have aproned
Future Continuous
I will be aproning
you will be aproning
he/she/it will be aproning
we will be aproning
you will be aproning
they will be aproning
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been aproning
you have been aproning
he/she/it has been aproning
we have been aproning
you have been aproning
they have been aproning
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been aproning
you will have been aproning
he/she/it will have been aproning
we will have been aproning
you will have been aproning
they will have been aproning
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been aproning
you had been aproning
he/she/it had been aproning
we had been aproning
you had been aproning
they had been aproning
Conditional
I would apron
you would apron
he/she/it would apron
we would apron
you would apron
they would apron
Past Conditional
I would have aproned
you would have aproned
he/she/it would have aproned
we would have aproned
you would have aproned
they would have aproned

apron

An extension of stage in front of the proscenium arch.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.apron - a garment of cloth or leather or plastic that is tied about the waist and worn to protect your clothingapron - a garment of cloth or leather or plastic that is tied about the waist and worn to protect your clothing
apron string - (usually used in the plural) a cord used to tie an apron at the waist
bib - top part of an apron; covering the chest
protective garment - clothing that is intended to protect the wearer from injury
2.apron - (golf) the part of the fairway leading onto the greenapron - (golf) the part of the fairway leading onto the green
golf, golf game - a game played on a large open course with 9 or 18 holes; the object is use as few strokes as possible in playing all the holes
fairway - the area between the tee and putting green where the grass is cut short
land site, site - the piece of land on which something is located (or is to be located); "a good site for the school"
3.apron - the part of a modern theater stage between the curtain and the orchestra (i.e., in front of the curtain)apron - the part of a modern theater stage between the curtain and the orchestra (i.e., in front of the curtain)
footlights - theater light at the front of a stage that illuminate the set and actors
prompt box, prompter's box - a booth projecting above the floor in the front of a stage where the prompter sits; opens toward the performers on stage
stage - a large platform on which people can stand and can be seen by an audience; "he clambered up onto the stage and got the actors to help him into the box"
theater stage, theatre stage - a stage in a theater on which actors can perform
4.apron - a paved surface where aircraft stand while not being usedapron - a paved surface where aircraft stand while not being used
airfield, flying field, landing field, field - a place where planes take off and land
paved surface - a level horizontal surface covered with paving material

apron

noun pinny, overall, pinafore (informal) She put on an apron and rolled up her sleeves.
Translations
مِئْزَر ، مَريول، مَرْيَلهمُدَرَّج طَيَرانمَرْيَلَة
zástěrarampa
forklædeforpladsforscene
esiliina
pregača
forgalmi elõtérkötényproszcénium
svuntaforsviîhlaî, flugvélastæîi
エプロン
앞치마
subligaculum
avanscenalėktuvo stovėjimo aikštelėprijuostė
avanscēnabetonēts laukumspriekšauts
sort
prevádzková plochazástera
predpasnik
förkläde
ผ้ากันเปื้อน
önlüksahnenin ön tarafıyükleme/boşaltma alanıapron
tạp dề

apron

[ˈeɪprən]
A. N
1. (= garment) → delantal m; (workman's, mason's etc) → mandil m
2. (Aer) → plataforma f de estacionamiento
3. (Theat) → proscenio m
B. CPD apron stage N (Theat) → escena f saliente
apron strings NPL (fig) he's tied to his mother's/wife's apron stringsestá pegado a las faldas de su madre/esposa

apron

[ˈeɪprən] n
(= garment) → tablier m
(for planes, vehicles)aire f de stationnement

apron

nSchürze f; (Aviat) → Vorfeld nt; (Theat) → Vorbühne f

apron

:
apron stage
nBühne fmit Vorbühne
apron strings
plSchürzenbänder pl; to be tied to somebody’s apronjdm am Schürzenzipfel hängen (inf)

apron

[ˈeɪprn] n
a. (gen, workman's) → grembiule m
tied to his mother's/wife's apron strings → attaccato alle sottane di sua madre/moglie

apron

(ˈeiprən) noun
1. a piece of cloth, plastic etc worn over the front of the clothes for protection against dirt etc. She tied on her apron before preparing the dinner.
2. something like an apron in shape, eg a hard surface for aircraft on an airfield.
3. (also ˈapron-stage) the part of the stage in a theatre which is in front of the curtain.

apron

مَرْيَلَة zástěra forklæde Schürze ποδιά delantal esiliina tablier pregača grembiule エプロン 앞치마 schort forkle fartuch avental фартук förkläde ผ้ากันเปื้อน önlük tạp dề 围裙

apron

n. delantal;
lead ___delantal de plomo.

apron

n delantal m; lead — delantal de plomo
References in classic literature ?
and Beth hid her face in Jo's apron, quite upset by her present.
In the summer the lunch room was filled with flies and Biff Carter's white apron was more dirty than his floor.
Then she came laughing, waving her apron before her as if she were shooing chickens.
A black woman, wiping her hands upon her apron, was close at his heels.
said Hawkeye, considering the deer-skin thong and apron, with a cold and discouraging eye; "the thing might do its work among arrows, or even knives; but these Mengwe have been furnished by the Frenchers with a good grooved barrel a man.
It used to be affirmed, that the dead shop-keeper, in a white wig, a faded velvet coat, an apron at his waist, and his ruffles carefully turned back from his wrists, might be seen through the chinks of the shutters, any night of the year, ransacking his till, or poring over the dingy pages of his day-book.
Perceiving a flock of beach-birds that fed and fluttered along the shore, the naughty child picked up her apron full of pebbles, and, creeping from rock to rock after these small sea-fowl, displayed remarkable dexterity in pelting them.
She held me there a moment, then whisked up her apron again with her detached hand.
With matted beard, and swathed in a bristling shark-skin apron, about mid-day, Perth was standing between his forge and anvil, the latter placed upon an iron-wood log, with one hand holding a pike-head in the coals, and with the other at his forge's lungs, when captain ahab came along, carrying in his hand a small rusty-looking leathern bag.
When he came out again it was in company with a very stout gentleman in shirt sleeves and an apron, clasping Jonas by both hands and laughing hilariously.
A man, in leather apron and very dirty hands, appeared at the door.
We kept the rain out of our faces with umbrellas, and away from our bodies with the leather apron of the buggy; but the driver sat unsheltered and placidly soaked the weather in and seemed to like it.