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A long, loose cloak worn over other garments by Muslim women, especially in Iran and South Asia, consisting of a semicircular piece of cloth draped over the hair and shoulders to cover the body while leaving the face uncovered or partially concealed.

[Persian čādor, from Middle Persian, of unknown origin.]


(Clothing & Fashion) a variant spelling of chuddar


or chad•ar

(ˈtʃʌd ər)

a long, usu. black cloth or veil worn by Muslim women to cover the head and face.
[1605–15; < Hindi < Persian chaddar, chādur veil]


A loose robe of dark material worn by some Muslim women, covering the body from head to foot as well as most of the face.
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Noun1.chador - a cloth used as a head covering (and veil and shawl) by Muslim and Hindu womenchador - a cloth used as a head covering (and veil and shawl) by Muslim and Hindu women
head covering, veil - a garment that covers the head and face


[ˈtʃʌdəʳ] Nchador m


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Ella --que por cierto nos irrita mas de la cuenta, sin duda reaccion machista-- se funde con la noche, con la oscuridad de su chador.
Con que las mujeres se cubran con un chador y los hombres se vistan decentemente, se rece y se respeten los dias sagrados de la religion musulmana es suficiente.
Until the appearance of Turbulent, 1998, a delicate form of allegory expressing complex political sentiment, and especially Rapture, 1999, the work of the New York-based, Iranian-born artist - self-portraits in which she is posed behind a chador, holding a gun - has been the inconspicuous (and rather transparent) agent of another weary rivulet of multiculturalism.
Fariman marched in front on July 19, wearing the traditional chador to cover her head and legs.
Chador Wangmo, a grocery shop owner in Kanglung, said that college students and the staffs are the shopkeepers' main customers therefore a major portion of their income depends on the Sherubsteans' visits.
It is also mingled with an outdoor venue for setting up massive ethnic tents called siah chador (black tents) where regional cuisine and dishes are under the spotlight.
Sindh Governor Mohammad Zubair inaugurated the Urs by laying chador on the grave.
AaThen the prisoner was made to sit facing a wall in the courtyard of Iran's Evin Prison, blindfolded, handcuffed and covered in an all-enveloping chador for four and a half hours under the blazing sun.
Clad in a traditional black chador and a colorful scarf, Rahnavard said, "We should prepare the ground for an Iran where women are treated without discrimination.
IT IS called IRAN: SISTERS IN CHANEL AND CHADOR and the final major exhibition in the Tees Valley Museums Festival Of Photography comes as a huge surprise that nobody should miss.
The ideal is considered to be the chador, a black head-to-toe cloak.