millinery


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mil·li·ner·y

 (mĭl′ə-nĕr′ē)
n. pl. mil·li·ner·ies
1. Articles, especially women's hats, sold by a milliner.
2. The profession or business of a milliner.

millinery

(ˈmɪlɪnərɪ; -ɪnrɪ)
n
1. (Clothing & Fashion) hats, trimmings, etc, sold by a milliner
2. (Commerce) the business or shop of a milliner

mil•li•ner•y

(ˈmɪl əˌnɛr i, -nə ri)

n.
1. women's hats and related articles.
2. the business or trade of a milliner.
[1670–80]

millinery

the art and trade of designing and making women’s hats. — milliner, n.
See also: Clothing
the art and trade of designing and making women’s hats. — milliner, n.
See also: Occupations
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.millinery - shop selling women's hatsmillinery - shop selling women's hats    
shop, store - a mercantile establishment for the retail sale of goods or services; "he bought it at a shop on Cape Cod"
2.millinery - hats for womenmillinery - hats for women; the wares sold by a milliner
church hat - a fanciful hat of the kind worn by Black women for Sunday worship
cloche - a woman's close-fitting hat that resembles a helmet
chapeau, hat, lid - headdress that protects the head from bad weather; has shaped crown and usually a brim
picture hat - a woman's dressy hat with a wide brim
pillbox, toque, turban - a small round woman's hat
Translations

millinery

[ˈmɪlɪnərɪ] Nsombrerería f, sombreros mpl de señora

millinery

[ˈmɪlɪnəri] nchapellerie f

millinery

n (= trade)Hut- or Putzmacherhandwerk nt; (= articles)Hüte pl

millinery

[ˈmɪlɪnərɪ] n(articoli mpl di) modisteria
References in classic literature ?
George Willard went one evening to walk with Belle Carpenter, a trimmer of women's hats who worked in a millinery shop kept by Mrs.
A light cart was standing at the door of the 'Great Millinery Depot' of Elveston, laden with card-board packing-cases, which the driver was carrying into the shop, one by one.
Toomey sat down at the side of Miss Purdy, millinery, and their hands came together in sympathy.
Beth Bouncer will open her new assortment of Doll's Millinery next week.
Everybody acquainted with Bath may remember the difficulties of crossing Cheap Street at this point; it is indeed a street of so impertinent a nature, so unfortunately connected with the great London and Oxford roads, and the principal inn of the city, that a day never passes in which parties of ladies, however important their business, whether in quest of pastry, millinery, or even (as in the present case) of young men, are not detained on one side or other by carriages, horsemen, or carts.
Madame Mantalini led the way down a flight of stairs, and through a passage, to a large room at the back of the premises where were a number of young women employed in sewing, cutting out, making up, altering, and various other processes known only to those who are cunning in the arts of millinery and dressmaking.
She wore a smart brown suit, with two very modish little shoes peeping from beneath it; and her hat of dull pink straw, wreathed with golden-brown poppies, had the indefinable, unmistakable air which pertains to the "creation" of an artist in millinery.
So she used to slip out alone sometimes, when Fanny was absorbed in novels, company, or millinery, and get fine brisk walks round the park, on the unfashionable side, where the babies took their airings; or she went inside, to watch the boys coasting, and to wish she could coast too, as she did at home.
Gray, the only survivor of many sons of a widow who provided for him by keeping a millinery shop, was born in 1716.
Nor is there compensating influence in the adorable bridesmaids; for, having very little interest in the bride, and none at all in one another, those lovely beings become, each one of her own account, depreciatingly contemplative of the millinery present; while the bridegroom's man, exhausted, in the back of his chair, appears to be improving the occasion by penitentially contemplating all the wrong he has ever done; the difference between him and his friend Eugene, being, that the latter, in the back of HIS chair, appears to be contemplating all the wrong he would like to do--particularly to the present company.
It was no more than an ordinary camp marking- flag; but the regiment, always punctilious in matters of millinery, had charged it with the regimental device, the Red Bull, which is the crest of the Mavericks - the great Red Bull on a background of Irish green.
So this old philanthropist used to make her equal run of her errands, execute her millinery, and read her to sleep with French novels, every night.