Apron meaning

āprən
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To cover, protect, or provide with an apron.
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The definition of an apron is something that is worn to protect the front part of the body or to keep clothes from getting soiled.

A pinafore is an example of an apron.

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Something that resembles this garment in appearance or function, especially:
  • A protective shield for a machine.
  • The paved strip in front of and around airport hangars and terminal buildings.
  • The part of a stage in a theater extending in front of the curtain.
  • A platform, as of planking, at the entrance to a dock.
  • An upper rail or carved panel extending between the legs of a piece of furniture, as beneath a tabletop or chair seat.
  • A piece of horizontal trim mounted beneath an interior windowsill.
  • A covering or structure along a shoreline for protection against erosion or a platform serving a similar purpose below a dam or in a sluiceway.
  • An area covered by sand and gravel deposited at the front of a glacial moraine.
  • A continuous conveyor belt.
  • A border of slightly longer grass that surrounds a green on a golf course.
  • The part of a boxing ring floor that extends beyond the ropes.
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A garment of cloth, leather, etc. worn over the front part of the body, usually to protect one's clothes.
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Anything like an apron in appearance or use.
  • A covering or extending part for protecting or shielding a structure, machine, etc.
  • A waterproof protecting shield in an open vehicle.
  • The hard-surfaced area, often paved, in front of or next to the terminal or hangars of an airport.
  • A broadened part of an automobile driveway, as where it joins the roadway.
  • The part of a proscenium stage in front of the arch.
  • An endless belt for carrying things.
  • A protective work of planking or other material along a river bank, below a dam, etc.
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To put an apron on or provide an apron for.
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An area covered by a blanketlike deposit of glacial, eolian, marine, or alluvial sediments, especially an area at the foot of a mountain or in front of a glacier.
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An article of clothing worn over the front of the torso and/or legs for protection from spills.
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A hard surface bordering a structure or area.
  • The paved area of an airport, especially the area where aircraft park away from a terminal.
  • The spreading end of a driveway.
  • The paved area below the yellow line on a race track.
  • The loading, parking or roadway area immediately beside a railway station.
  • The portion of a stage extending towards the audience beyond the proscenium arch in a theatre.
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The sides of a tree’s canopy.
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A garment, usually fastened in the back, worn over all or part of the front of the body to protect clothing.
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Origin of apron

  • Middle English from an apron alteration of a napron from Old French naperon diminutive of nape tablecloth from Latin mappa napkin map

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

  • Earlier napron, from Old French napperon, diminutive of nappe (“tablecloth”), from Latin nappa (“napkin”). The phrase a napron was reinterpreted as an apron, that is why the initial n is now missing.

    From Wiktionary