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 ?
When the appointed day arrived, and the birds had assembled before Jupiter, the Jackdaw also made his appearance in his many feathered finery.
You are very bold, sir," she stammered through her blushes, but I could see that she was not ill-pleased that the finery should attract attention.
Now, to me your 'rubbish' looks very encouraging, because there is good material there, and not much worn-out finery, that 's my detestation, for you can't do anything with it.
But I am quite in the minority, I believe; few people seem to value simplicity of dress,show and finery are every thing.
The peasant folk, who are naturally malicious, and when they have nothing to do can be malice itself, remarked all this, and took note of his finery and jewellery, piece by piece, and discovered that he had three suits of different colours, with garters and stockings to match; but he made so many arrangements and combinations out of them, that if they had not counted them, anyone would have sworn that he had made a display of more than ten suits of clothes and twenty plumes.
At the appointed time he approached, leading the bride, a comely copper-colored dame attired in her Indian finery.
In a little while, however, they began to appear in more gorgeous array, tricked out in the finery obtained from the white men; bright cloths, brass rings, beads of various colors; and happy was he who could render himself hideous with vermilion.
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.
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.
She remained at her father's house during the winter months, plucking fowls, or cramming turkeys and geese, or making clothes for her sisters and brothers out of some finery which d'Urberville had given her, and she had put by with contempt.
Jenny had, by her learning, increased her own pride, which none of her neighbours were kind enough to feed with the honour she seemed to demand; and now, instead of respect and adoration, she gained nothing but hatred and abuse by her finery.
Bessy, I am sorry to say, had taken to her ear-rings again since Dinah's departure, and was otherwise decked out in such small finery as she could muster.