These people are wearing exercise apparel.
A jogging suit is an example of sports apparel.
- 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
- Clothing, especially outer garments; attire.
- A covering or adornment: trees with their apparel of foliage.
transitive verbap·par·eled, ap·par·el·ing, ap·par·els, or ap·par·elled ap·par·el·ling
- To clothe or dress.
- To adorn or embellish.
Origin of apparelMiddle English appareil from Old French apareil preparation from apareillier to prepare possibly from Vulgar Latin appariculāre from Latin apparāre ; see apparatus .
(countable and uncountable, plural apparels)
(third-person singular simple present apparels, present participle appareling or apparelling, simple past and past participle appareled or apparelled)
- To furnish with apparatus; to equip; to fit out.
- Ships . . . appareled to fight. --Hayward.
- To dress or clothe; to attire.
- They which are gorgeously appareled, and live delicately, are in kings' courts. --Luke vii. 25.
- To dress with external ornaments; to cover with something ornamental; to deck; to embellish; as, trees appareled with flowers, or a garden with verdure.
Old French appareiller.