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trap·ping

 (trăp′ĭng)
n.
1. often trappings An ornamental covering or harness for a horse; a caparison.
2. trappings
a. Articles of dress or adornment, especially accessories.
b. Characteristic or symbolic signs: all the trappings of power.

trappings

(ˈtræpɪŋz)
pl n
1. the accessories and adornments that characterize or symbolize a condition, office, etc: the visible trappings of success.
2. (Horse Training, Riding & Manège) a ceremonial harness for a horse or other animal, including bridles, saddles, etc
[C16: from trap2]

trap•pings

(ˈtræp ɪŋz)

n.pl.
1. articles of equipment or dress, esp. of an ornamental or symbolic character.
2. conventional outward forms or symbols; characteristic signs: the trappings of democracy.
3. Sometimes, trapping. an ornamental covering for a horse; caparison.
[1350–1400; Middle English; see trap2]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.trappings - (usually plural) accessory wearing appareltrappings - (usually plural) accessory wearing apparel
accessory, accouterment, accoutrement - clothing that is worn or carried, but not part of your main clothing
plural, plural form - the form of a word that is used to denote more than one

trappings

plural noun accessories, trimmings, paraphernalia, finery, things, fittings, dress, equipment, gear, fixtures, decorations, furnishings, ornaments, livery, adornments, panoply, accoutrements, fripperies, bells and whistles, raiment (archaic or poetic) His family evidently loved the trappings of power.
Translations
ozdoby
stads
ünnepi díszruha
klæîi
atributaigrožybės
parādes tērps/rotājums/ekipējums
ozdoby
giyim kuşam

trappings

[ˈtræpɪŋz] NPL
1. [of horse] → arreos mpl, jaeces mpl
2. (fig) → adornos mpl
shorn of all its trappingssin ninguno de sus adornos, desprovisto de adorno
that statement, shorn of its trappingsesa declaración, en términos escuetos ...
with all the trappings of kingshipcon todo el boato de la monarquía

trappings

[ˈtræpɪŋz] nplprivilèges mpl
the trappings of power → les privilèges du pouvoir
the trappings of wealth → les privilèges attachés à la richesse

trappings

pl
(of admiral, chieftain etc)Rangabzeichen pl; (of horse)Schmuck m
(fig)äußere Aufmachung, äußeres Drum und Dran (inf); trappings of officeAmtsinsignien pl; shorn of all its trappingsaller Ausschmückungen entkleidet; he surrounded himself with all the trappings of powerer umgab sich mit allen Insignien der Macht

trappings

[ˈtræpɪŋz] npl (of public office) → bardatura, ornamenti mpl (fig) (of success) → segni mpl esteriori

trappings

(ˈtrӕpiŋz) noun plural
clothes or ornaments suitable for a particular occasion or person. all the trappings of royalty.
References in classic literature ?
War was again proclaimed, however, and when the trumpet summoned him to his standard, the Soldier put on his charger its military trappings, and mounted, being clad in his heavy coat of mail.
In another half hour her hair was dried and built into the strange, but becoming, coiffure of her station; her leathern trappings, encrusted with gold and jewels, had been adjusted to her figure and she was ready to mingle with the guests that had been bidden to the midday function at the palace of The Warlord.
At the close of the audience Kulan Tith announced that he would have me accompany him upon the way to meet his royal guest, and as I departed with an officer who was to procure proper trappings and a suitable mount for me, both Matai Shang and Thurid seemed most sincere in professing their pleasure at having had an opportunity to know me.
Among them his warrior trappings were no more remarkable than is a pair of trousers upon Broadway.
The gleaming metal and jewels of the gorgeous ornaments of the men and women, duplicated in the trappings of the zitidars and thoats, and interspersed with the flashing colors of magnificent silks and furs and feathers, lent a barbaric splendor to the caravan which would have turned an East Indian potentate green with envy.
Whether any of the relatives of the seamen whose names appeared there were now among the congregation, I knew not; but so many are the unrecorded accidents in the fishery, and so plainly did several women present wear the countenance if not the trappings of some unceasing grief, that I feel sure that here before me were assembled those, in whose unhealing hearts the sight of those bleak tablets sympathetically caused the old wounds to bleed afresh.
This attempt was followed up and sustained by others, until in 1825 a footing was secured, and a complete system of trapping organized beyond the mountains.
While he continued, therefore, with great apparent earnestness and assiduity, the construction of the trading house, he despatched the hunters and trappers of his party in a canoe, to make their way up the river to the original place of destination, there to busy themselves in trapping and collecting peltries, and to await his arrival at some future period.