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rai·ment

 (rā′mənt)
n.
Clothing; garments.

[Middle English, short for araiment, from Old French areement, array, from areer, arrayer, to array; see array.]

raiment

(ˈreɪmənt)
n
(Clothing & Fashion) archaic or poetic attire; clothing; garments
[C15: shortened from arrayment, from Old French areement; see array]

rai•ment

(ˈreɪ mənt)

n.
clothing; apparel; attire.
[1350–1400; Middle English rayment, aph. variant of arrayment. See array, -ment]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.raiment - especially fine or decorative clothingraiment - especially fine or decorative clothing
article of clothing, clothing, habiliment, wearable, vesture, wear - a covering designed to be worn on a person's body
war paint - full ceremonial regalia
Verb1.raiment - provide with clothes or put clothes onraiment - 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"

raiment

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

raiment

[ˈreɪmənt] N (= liter) → vestido m, vestimenta f

raiment

n (liter)Gewand nt (liter)
References in classic literature ?
My young women have done enough," he said: "the spirit of the pale face has no need of food or raiment, their gifts being according to the heaven of their color.
They seemed clad in the skins of beasts, so torn and bepatched the raiment that had survived nearly four years of cruising.
Lashed round and round to the fish's back; pinioned in the turns upon turns in which, during the past night, the whale had reeled the involutions of the lines around him, the half torn body of the Parsee was seen; his sable raiment frayed to shreds; his distended eyes turned full upon old Ahab.
He was frighted even to the marrow, and was minded to give order for your instant enlargement, and that you be clothed in fine raiment and lodged as befitted one so great; but then came Merlin and spoiled all; for he persuaded the king that you are mad, and know not whereof you speak; and said your threat is but foolish- ness and idle vaporing.
I must acknowledge that I felt it difficult to picture him quite at his ease in the raiment proposed for him by his grateful little niece, and that I was particularly doubtful of the policy of the cocked hat; but I kept these sentiments to myself.
No sooner had they reached the mules, than the Jew, with hasty and trembling hands, secured behind the saddle a small bag of blue buckram, which he took from under his cloak, containing, as be muttered, ``a change of raiment only a change of raiment.
It seemed to him that in exquisite raiment, and to the delicate sound of flutes, the sins of the world were passing in dumb show before him.
To him also I had to relate my adventures, which surprised him much, and when I had finished he ordered that I should be supplied with food and raiment and treated with consideration.
By this road that I have described, rough and hard, stumbling here, falling there, getting up again to fall again, they reach the rank they desire, and that once attained, we have seen many who have passed these Syrtes and Scyllas and Charybdises, as if borne flying on the wings of favouring fortune; we have seen them, I say, ruling and governing the world from a chair, their hunger turned into satiety, their cold into comfort, their nakedness into fine raiment, their sleep on a mat into repose in holland and damask, the justly earned reward of their virtue; but, contrasted and compared with what the warrior undergoes, all they have undergone falls far short of it, as I am now about to show.
Here, Robin, change your raiment with me, and we will see if my lord knows an old woman when he sees her.
SOCRATES: There appeared to me the likeness of a woman, fair and comely, clothed in bright raiment, who called to me and said: O Socrates, The third day hence to fertile Phthia shalt thou go.
The years and the changed raiment had not altered her so much but what one who had known her features so well in childhood would know her now.