finery


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fin·er·y

 (fī′nə-rē)
n. pl. fin·er·ies
Elaborate adornment, especially fine clothing and accessories.

finery

(ˈfaɪnərɪ)
n
elaborate or showy decoration, esp clothing and jewellery

finery

(ˈfaɪnərɪ)
n, pl -eries
(Metallurgy) a hearth for converting cast iron into wrought iron
[C17: from Old French finerie, from finer to refine; see fine1]

fin•er•y

(ˈfaɪ nə ri)

n.
fine or showy dress, ornaments, etc.
[1670–80]

Finery

 best clothes; rich wearing apparel, 1680.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.finery - elaborate or showy attire and accessoriesfinery - elaborate or showy attire and accessories
attire, garb, dress - clothing of a distinctive style or for a particular occasion; "formal attire"; "battle dress"
Sunday best, Sunday clothes - the best attire you have which is worn to church on Sunday

finery

noun splendour, trappings, frippery, glad rags (informal), gear (informal), decorations, ornaments, trinkets, Sunday best, gewgaws, showiness, best bib and tucker (informal) the wedding guests in all their finery

finery

noun
Showy and elaborate clothing or apparel:
Translations
حُلى
nádheraparáda
stiveste puds
skart ; skrautmunir
süslü giysiler

finery

[ˈfaɪnərɪ] Ngalas fpl
spring in all its finery (liter) → la primavera con todo su esplendor

finery

[ˈfaɪnəri] nparure f

finery

n
(of dress)Staat m; (liter, of nature etc) → Pracht f; she had never seen so much finerysie hatte noch nie eine solche Pracht gesehen; wedding guests in all their fineryHochzeitsgäste in vollem Staat
(Metal, = furnace) → Frischofen m

finery

[ˈfaɪnərɪ] nabiti mpl eleganti
to be dressed in all one's finery → essere tutto/a in ghingheri

fine1

(fain) adjective
1. (usually of art etc) very good; of excellent quality. fine paintings; a fine performance.
2. (of weather) bright; not raining. a fine day.
3. well; healthy. I was ill yesterday but I am feeling fine today!
4. thin or delicate. a fine material.
5. careful; detailed. Fine workmanship is required for such delicate embroidery.
6. made of small pieces, grains etc. fine sand; fine rain.
7. slight; delicate. a fine balance; a fine distinction.
8. perfectly satisfactory. There's nothing wrong with your work – it's fine.
adverb
satisfactorily. This arrangement suits me fine.
interjection
good; well done etc. You've finished already – fine!
ˈfinely adverb
ˈfinery noun
beautiful clothes, jewellery etc. I arrived in all my finery.
fine art
art that appeals immediately to the senses, eg painting, sculpture, music etc. Painting is one of the fine arts.
References in classic literature ?
Never mind, you've got the tarlatan for the big party, and you always look like an angel in white," said Amy, brooding over the little store of finery in which her soul delighted.
While the others were busily occupied in seeking to gratify their childish passion for finery, by plundering even the miserable effects of the scout, or had been searching with such bloodthirsty vengeance in their looks for their absent owner, Le Renard had stood at a little distance from the prisoners, with a demeanor so quiet and satisfied, as to betray that he had already effected the grand purpose of his treachery.
Had they shown the least consciousness of their finery, or of its absurdity, they would have seemed despicable.
A party of Indians -- in their savage finery of curiously embroidered deerskin robes, wampum-belts, red and yellow ochre, and feathers, and armed with the bow and arrow and stone-headed spear -- stood apart with countenances of inflexible gravity, beyond what even the Puritan aspect could attain.
The most conspicuously situated lady in that massed flower-bed of feminine show and finery inclined her head by way of assent, and then the spokesman of the prisoners delivered himself and his fellows into her hands for free pardon, ransom, captivity, or death, as she in her good pleasure might elect; and this, as he said, he was doing by command of Sir Kay the Senes- chal, whose prisoners they were, he having vanquished them by his single might and prowess in sturdy conflict in the field.
During as much as two minutes there was a most unnatural and heavenly quiet and repose, then Buffalo Bill came thundering up to the door in all his scout finery, flung himself out of the saddle, said to his horse, "Wait for me, Boy," and stepped in, and stopped dead in his tracks - gazing at the child.
He is fond of opera, but not fond of sitting in the presence of an audience; therefore, it has sometimes occurred, in Munich, that when an opera has been concluded and the players were getting off their paint and finery, a command has come to them to get their paint and finery on again.
He enjoyed the feeling which he was exciting, and paraded the town serene and happy all day; but the young fellows set a tailor to work that night, and when Tom started out on his parade next morning, he found the old deformed Negro bell ringer straddling along in his wake tricked out in a flamboyant curtain-calico exaggeration of his finery, and imitating his fancy Eastern graces as well as he could.
The more Tom stared at the splendid marvel, the higher he turned up his nose at his finery and the shabbier and shabbier his own outfit seemed to him to grow.
She wore an odd little vizored cap of white leghorn, which may either have been the latest thing in children's hats, or some bit of ancient finery furbished up for the occasion.
and her caro sposo, and her resources, and all her airs of pert pretension and underbred finery.
Once more the little room, with its open corner cupboard, and its square-backed chairs, and its angular little staircase leading to the room above, and its three peacock's feathers displayed over the mantelpiece - I remember wondering when I first went in, what that peacock would have thought if he had known what his finery was doomed to come to - fades from before me, and I nod, and sleep.