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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


nTschador m
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Summary: A forlorn-looking woman in black chador cradles the lifeless body of a nude young man, recalling Michelangelo's depiction of the Virgin Mary draping her son's lifeless form across her lap in "The Pieta.
The sight of her skating down an empty street, her chador (black cloak) flowing bat-like behind her, gives the film a distinctive look.
It begins in 1910 with a white chador, not a black one, and the unibrow look that is so out-of-fashion now.
Their sense of displacement, even with the squalor of life hanging like a chador above their turbaned heads, is perceptible right away.
Some still wear the chador, the full-length black cloth that hides pretty much everything.
But many now push the boundaries by wearing thin head scarves, tight leggings and fashionable coats rather than a chador, a long and traditional black garment that covers the entire body from head to toe.
In the hot weather, our fasting people aACAo men, women, especially the women observing Islamic Dress Code, let's say Chador, while embracing their baby, had taken part in the rallies.
This particular water source benefits three most important institutions namely, Chador Lhakhang Dratshang, Bartsham Middle Secondary School and BHU-1 yet to be started.
As to concerns of a possible increase in the number of women wearing a chador, Ecelik said that wearing a headscarf does not necessarily mean wearing chador, saying, "How many people are there wearing chador at the universities?
Also on display is a glow-in-the-dark chador - the dress worn by Iranian women - designed to save unseen female pedestrians in Iran from being hit by cars at night.
A short stroll away in Tehran's bustling Grand Bazaar, women shoppers, in the all-covering black cloak-like chador and hijab, are looking for bargains.
In some universities, female students are forced to wear the chador (covering the whole body, leaving only the face exposed), but the way they are forced to wear it.