Apparel Definition

appareled, appareling, apparelled, apparelling, apparels
Clothing, especially outer garments; attire.
American Heritage
Clothing; garments; attire.
Webster's New World
A covering or adornment.
Trees with their apparel of foliage.
American Heritage
Anything that clothes or adorns.
The white apparel of winter.
Webster's New World
A ship's outfit or furnishings, as rigging, anchor, guns, etc.
Webster's New World
To clothe or dress.
American Heritage
To clothe; dress.
Webster's New World
To adorn or embellish.
American Heritage
To adorn; bedeck.
Webster's New World

To furnish with apparatus; to equip; to fit out.

Ships . . . appareled to fight. --Hayward.

Origin of Apparel

  • Middle English appareil from Old French apareil preparation from apareillier to prepare possibly from Vulgar Latin appariculāre from Latin apparāre apparatus

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • Old French appareiller.

    From Wiktionary

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