cravat


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cra·vat

 (krə-văt′)
n.
A scarf or band of fabric worn around the neck as a tie.

[French cravate, necktie worn by Croatian mercenaries in the service of France, from Cravate, a Croatian, from German dialectal Krabate, from Serbo-Croatian Hrvāt.]

cravat

or

cravate

n
(Clothing & Fashion) a scarf of silk or fine wool, worn round the neck, esp by men
[C17: from French cravate, from Serbo-Croat Hrvat Croat; so called because worn by Croats in the French army during the Thirty Years' War]

cra•vat

(krəˈvæt)

n.
2. a scarf worn about the neck and usu. folded at the front with the ends tucked into the neckline.
[1650–60; < French cravate neckcloth, literally, Croat (< German Krabate < Serbo-Croatian hr̀vāt)]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.cravat - neckwear worn in a slipknot with long ends overlapping vertically in frontcravat - neckwear worn in a slipknot with long ends overlapping vertically in front
ascot - a cravat with wide square ends; secured with an ornamental pin
neckcloth, stock - an ornamental white cravat
neckwear - articles of clothing worn about the neck
Translations
رَبْطَـة عُنـق
nákrčník
halstørklædekravat
kravátli
hálsklútur
kaklaskarėpakaklinis
kravate
nákrčník

cravat

cravate [krəˈvæt] Npañuelo m

cravat

[krəˈvæt] nfoulard m (d'homme)

cravat(te)

nHalstuch nt

cravat

[krəˈvæt] n (for men) → foulard m inv da collo

cravat

(krəˈvӕt) noun
a kind of scarf worn instead of a tie round the neck.
References in classic literature ?
"True," said Noirtier, looking carelessly around him, "true, if this person were not on his guard, as he is;" and he added with a smile, "He will consequently make a few changes in his personal appearance." At these words he rose, and put off his frock-coat and cravat, went towards a table on which lay his son's toilet articles, lathered his face, took a razor, and, with a firm hand, cut off the compromising whiskers.
Returning to Mirabel, she loosened his cravat. Mrs.
(They had had quite enough of the subject of age, she thought: and if they really were to take turns in choosing subjects, it was her turn now.) 'At least,' she corrected herself on second thoughts, 'a beautiful cravat, I should have said--no, a belt, I mean--I beg your pardon!' she added in dismay, for Humpty Dumpty looked thoroughly offended, and she began to wish she hadn't chosen that subject.
Neither master nor servant moved or breathed until the integrity of the cravat was placed beyond the reach of accident.
Just as I had got my white waistcoat on, Penelope presented herself at my toilet, on pretence of brushing what little hair I have got left, and improving the tie of my white cravat. My girl was in high spirits, and I saw she had something to say to me.
"And you ask me why I call it a coup d'etat?" Arobin had put on his coat, and he stood before her and asked if his cravat was plumb.
It was clear, however, that Straker had defended himself vigorously against his assailants, for in his right hand he held a small knife, which was clotted with blood up to the handle, while in his left he clasped a red and black silk cravat, which was recognized by the maid as having been worn on the preceding evening by the stranger who had visited the stables.
Wegg had repeated the word with a sneer, and was entering on some sarcastic retort, when, to his boundless amazement, he found himself gripped by the cravat; shaken until his teeth chattered; shoved back, staggering, into a corner of the room; and pinned there.
The lady passed him a coin, there was a moment of mumbling and gesticulating, and suddenly she had him with both hands by the red cravat which girt his neck, and was shaking him as a terrier would a rat.
But yet inevitably the Shtcherbatskys were thrown most into the society of a Moscow lady, Marya Yevgenyevna Rtishtcheva and her daughter, whom Kitty disliked, because she had fallen ill, like herself, over a love affair, and a Moscow colonel, whom Kitty had known from childhood, and always seen in uniform and epaulets, and who now, with his little eyes and his open neck and flowered cravat, was uncommonly ridiculous and tedious, because there was no getting rid of him.
For, after I had made the monster (out of the refuse of my washerwoman's family) and had clothed him with a blue coat, canary waistcoat, white cravat, creamy breeches, and the boots already mentioned, I had to find him a little to do and a great deal to eat; and with both of those horrible requirements he haunted my existence.
"Do you feel any pain, sir?" he said, tenderly, loosening Arthur's cravat.