- clothing; garments; attire
- anything that clothes or adorns: the white apparel of winter
- Archaic a ship's outfit or furnishings, as rigging, anchor, guns, etc.
Origin of apparelMiddle English appareil from Old French apareil from Vulgar Latin an unverified form appariculum, equipment from an unverified form appariculare, to clothe from Classical Latin apparare: see apparatus
transitive verb-·eled or -·elled, -·el·ing or -·el·ling
- to clothe; dress
- to adorn; bedeck