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di·a·per

 (dī′ə-pər, dī′pər)
n.
1.
a. A folded piece of absorbent material, such as paper or cloth, that is placed between a baby's legs and fastened at the waist to contain excretions.
b. A similar piece of material, worn by incontinent adults.
2.
a. A pattern composed of small, regularly repeated geometric motifs, usually diamonds or lozenges, used to decorate a surface.
b. A white cotton or linen fabric having such a pattern.
c. A piece of such fabric.
tr.v. di·a·pered, di·a·per·ing, di·a·pers
1. To put a diaper on.
2. To weave or decorate in a diaper pattern.

[Middle English, textile with a diaper pattern, from Old French diapre, variant of diaspre, from Medieval Latin diasprum, from Medieval Greek diaspros, pure white, of white interspersed with other colors (sense uncertain) : Greek dia-, dia- + Late Greek aspros, white (from aspron, silver denarius (originally *"new, unworn coin"), from earlier Late Greek aspros, rough, from Latin asper, rough, unworn (used of new coins whose relief had not yet been worn smooth)).]
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diaper

(ˈdaɪəpə)
n
1. US and Canadian a piece of soft material, esp towelling or a disposable material, wrapped around a baby in order to absorb its excrement. Also called (in Britain and certain other countries): nappy
2. (Textiles)
a. a woven pattern on fabric consisting of a small repeating design, esp diamonds
b. fabric having such a pattern
c. such a pattern, used as decoration
vb
(Art Terms) (tr) to decorate with such a pattern
[C14: from Old French diaspre, from Medieval Latin diasprus made of diaper, from Medieval Greek diaspros pure white, from dia- + aspros white, shining]
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dia•per

(ˈdaɪ pər, ˈdaɪ ə pər)

n.
1. a piece of folded cloth or other absorbent material worn as underpants by a baby not yet toilet-trained.
2. a fabric woven in a small, repeated, often geometric figure.
3. the pattern itself.
v.t.
4. to put a diaper on.
5. to ornament with a diaperlike pattern.
[1300–50; Middle English diapre < Anglo-French dia(s)p(r)e < Medieval Latin diasprus made of diaper < Medieval Greek díaspros pure white]
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diaper


Past participle: diapered
Gerund: diapering

Imperative
diaper
diaper
Present
I diaper
you diaper
he/she/it diapers
we diaper
you diaper
they diaper
Preterite
I diapered
you diapered
he/she/it diapered
we diapered
you diapered
they diapered
Present Continuous
I am diapering
you are diapering
he/she/it is diapering
we are diapering
you are diapering
they are diapering
Present Perfect
I have diapered
you have diapered
he/she/it has diapered
we have diapered
you have diapered
they have diapered
Past Continuous
I was diapering
you were diapering
he/she/it was diapering
we were diapering
you were diapering
they were diapering
Past Perfect
I had diapered
you had diapered
he/she/it had diapered
we had diapered
you had diapered
they had diapered
Future
I will diaper
you will diaper
he/she/it will diaper
we will diaper
you will diaper
they will diaper
Future Perfect
I will have diapered
you will have diapered
he/she/it will have diapered
we will have diapered
you will have diapered
they will have diapered
Future Continuous
I will be diapering
you will be diapering
he/she/it will be diapering
we will be diapering
you will be diapering
they will be diapering
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been diapering
you have been diapering
he/she/it has been diapering
we have been diapering
you have been diapering
they have been diapering
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been diapering
you will have been diapering
he/she/it will have been diapering
we will have been diapering
you will have been diapering
they will have been diapering
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been diapering
you had been diapering
he/she/it had been diapering
we had been diapering
you had been diapering
they had been diapering
Conditional
I would diaper
you would diaper
he/she/it would diaper
we would diaper
you would diaper
they would diaper
Past Conditional
I would have diapered
you would have diapered
he/she/it would have diapered
we would have diapered
you would have diapered
they would have diapered
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.diaper - garment consisting of a folded cloth drawn up between the legs and fastened at the waistdiaper - garment consisting of a folded cloth drawn up between the legs and fastened at the waist; worn by infants to catch excrement
garment - an article of clothing; "garments of the finest silk"
2.diaper - a fabric (usually cotton or linen) with a distinctive woven pattern of small repeated figures
cloth, fabric, textile, material - artifact made by weaving or felting or knitting or crocheting natural or synthetic fibers; "the fabric in the curtains was light and semitransparent"; "woven cloth originated in Mesopotamia around 5000 BC"; "she measured off enough material for a dress"
Based on WordNet 3.0, Farlex clipart collection. © 2003-2012 Princeton University, Farlex Inc.

diaper

noun (U.S.) nappy, terries, training pants He never changed the baby's diapers.
Collins Thesaurus of the English Language – Complete and Unabridged 2nd Edition. 2002 © HarperCollins Publishers 1995, 2002
Translations
plenka
ble
vaippa
pelena
おむつ
기저귀
plenica
blöja
ผ้าอ้อมเด็ก

diaper

[ˈdaɪəpəʳ] (US)
A. Npañal m
B. CPD diaper pin Nimperdible m, seguro m (LAm)
Collins Spanish Dictionary - Complete and Unabridged 8th Edition 2005 © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1971, 1988 © HarperCollins Publishers 1992, 1993, 1996, 1997, 2000, 2003, 2005

diaper

[ˈdaɪəpər] n (US)couche f
Collins English/French Electronic Resource. © HarperCollins Publishers 2005

diaper

n (US) → Windel f
Collins German Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged 7th Edition 2005. © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1980 © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1997, 1999, 2004, 2005, 2007

diaper

[ˈdaɪəpəʳ] n (Am) → pannolino
Collins Italian Dictionary 1st Edition © HarperCollins Publishers 1995

diaper

حِفَاظُ الطِّفْل plenka ble Windel πάνα pañal vaippa couche pelena pannolino おむつ 기저귀 luier bleie pielucha fralda подгузник blöja ผ้าอ้อมเด็ก bebek bezi 尿片
Multilingual Translator © HarperCollins Publishers 2009

diaper

n. pañal; culero; Mex. pavico; zapeta;
___ rasheritema de los pañales, erupción.
English-Spanish Medical Dictionary © Farlex 2012

diaper

n pañal m; cloth — pañal de tela; disposable — pañal desechable
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