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trap·ping

 (trăp′ĭng)
n.
1. often trappings An ornamental covering or harness for a horse; a caparison.
2. trappings
a. Articles of dress or adornment, especially accessories.
b. Characteristic or symbolic signs: all the trappings of power.

trappings

(ˈtræpɪŋz)
pl n
1. the accessories and adornments that characterize or symbolize a condition, office, etc: the visible trappings of success.
2. (Horse Training, Riding & Manège) a ceremonial harness for a horse or other animal, including bridles, saddles, etc
[C16: from trap2]

trap•pings

(ˈtræp ɪŋz)

n.pl.
1. articles of equipment or dress, esp. of an ornamental or symbolic character.
2. conventional outward forms or symbols; characteristic signs: the trappings of democracy.
3. Sometimes, trapping. an ornamental covering for a horse; caparison.
[1350–1400; Middle English; see trap2]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.trappings - (usually plural) accessory wearing appareltrappings - (usually plural) accessory wearing apparel
accessory, accouterment, accoutrement - clothing that is worn or carried, but not part of your main clothing
plural, plural form - the form of a word that is used to denote more than one

trappings

plural noun accessories, trimmings, paraphernalia, finery, things, fittings, dress, equipment, gear, fixtures, decorations, furnishings, ornaments, livery, adornments, panoply, accoutrements, fripperies, bells and whistles, raiment (archaic or poetic) His family evidently loved the trappings of power.
Translations
ozdoby
stads
ünnepi díszruha
klæîi
atributaigrožybės
parādes tērps/rotājums/ekipējums
ozdoby
giyim kuşam

trappings

[ˈtræpɪŋz] NPL
1. [of horse] → arreos mpl, jaeces mpl
2. (fig) → adornos mpl
shorn of all its trappingssin ninguno de sus adornos, desprovisto de adorno
that statement, shorn of its trappingsesa declaración, en términos escuetos ...
with all the trappings of kingshipcon todo el boato de la monarquía

trappings

[ˈtræpɪŋz] nplprivilèges mpl
the trappings of power → les privilèges du pouvoir
the trappings of wealth → les privilèges attachés à la richesse

trappings

pl
(of admiral, chieftain etc)Rangabzeichen pl; (of horse)Schmuck m
(fig)äußere Aufmachung, äußeres Drum und Dran (inf); trappings of officeAmtsinsignien pl; shorn of all its trappingsaller Ausschmückungen entkleidet; he surrounded himself with all the trappings of powerer umgab sich mit allen Insignien der Macht

trappings

[ˈtræpɪŋz] npl (of public office) → bardatura, ornamenti mpl (fig) (of success) → segni mpl esteriori

trappings

(ˈtrӕpiŋz) noun plural
clothes or ornaments suitable for a particular occasion or person. all the trappings of royalty.
References in classic literature ?
A third wore trappings and arms of an officer of the staff; while the rest, from the plainness of the housings, and the traveling mails with which they were encumbered, were evidently fitted for the reception of as many menials, who were, seemingly, already waiting the pleasure of those they served.
Whether any of the relatives of the seamen whose names appeared there were now among the congregation, I knew not; but so many are the unrecorded accidents in the fishery, and so plainly did several women present wear the countenance if not the trappings of some unceasing grief, that I feel sure that here before me were assembled those, in whose unhealing hearts the sight of those bleak tablets sympathetically caused the old wounds to bleed afresh.
He was in old-time iron armor from head to heel, with a helmet on his head the shape of a nail-keg with slits in it; and he had a shield, and a sword, and a pro- digious spear; and his horse had armor on, too, and a steel horn projecting from his forehead, and gorgeous red and green silk trappings that hung down all around him like a bedquilt, nearly to the ground.
His son obeyed, and the crowd approached; they were bawling and hissing round a dingy hearse and dingy mourning coach, in which mourning coach there was only one mourner, dressed in the dingy trappings that were considered essential to the dignity of the position.
All were splendidly armed, and my Saxon authority (in the Wardour Manuscript) records at great length their devices, their colours, and the embroidery of their horse trappings.
The heavy cart-horses slipped and stamped upon the rough stones, shaking their bells and trappings.
Then I shall put on my most gorgeous robes, and mounted on a horse with a saddle of fine gold, and its trappings blazing with diamonds, followed by a train of slaves, I shall present myself at the house of the grand-vizir, the people casting down their eyes and bowing low as I pass along.
Some were wrapped in the countess's shawls, others wore the trappings of horses and muddy saddlecloths, or masses of rags from which the hoar-frost hung; some had a boot on one leg and a shoe on the other; in fact, there were none whose costume did not present some laughable singularity.
On the platform proper squatted an enormous warrior heavily loaded with metal ornaments, gay-colored feathers and beautifully wrought leather trappings ingeniously set with precious stones.
Men were running about gathering in the loose stock, and two or three were already leading their captives back to the end of the village where Meriem and Baynes were busy with the trappings of their mounts.
Nicholson died, it was down this same road he must journey to the grave; and down this road, on the same errand, his wife had preceded him years before; and many other leading citizens, with the proper trappings and attendance of the end.
But from that time forth, King Picus was no longer proud of his crown and his trappings of royalty, nor of the fact of his being a king; he felt himself merely the upper servant of his people, and that it must be his life-long labor to make them better and happier.