- 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.
ME appareil < OFr apareil < VL *appariculum, equipment < *appariculare, to clothe < L apparare: see apparatus
transitive verb appareled or apparelled, appareling or apparelling
- to clothe; dress
- to adorn; bedeck