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[Middle English, short for araiment, from Old French areement, array, from areer, arrayer, to array; see array.]
(Clothing & Fashion) archaic or poetic attire; clothing; garments
[C15: shortened from arrayment, from Old French areement; see array]
clothing; apparel; attire.
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|Noun||1.||raiment - especially fine or decorative clothing|
article of clothing, clothing, habiliment, wearable, vesture, wear - a covering designed to be worn on a person's body
war paint - full ceremonial regalia
|Verb||1.||raiment - provide with clothes or put clothes on; "Parents must feed and dress their child"|
dress, get dressed - put on clothes; "we had to dress quickly"; "dress the patient"; "Can the child dress by herself?"
jacket - put a jacket on; "The men were jacketed"
frock - put a frock on
shirt - put a shirt on
habit - put a habit on
vesture - provide or cover with a cloak
overclothe, overdress - dress too warmly; "You should not overclothe the child--she will be too hot"
underdress - dress without sufficient warmth; "She was underdressed for the hiking trip and suffered hypothermia"
corset - dress with a corset
shoe - furnish with shoes; "the children were well shoed"
coat - cover or provide with a coat
gown - dress in a gown