Scapular meaning

skăpyə-lər
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One of the feathers covering the shoulder of a bird.
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Of or relating to the shoulder or scapula.
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Of the shoulder, scapula, or scapulae.
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A sleeveless outer garment falling from the shoulders, worn as part of a monk's habit.
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Two small pieces of cloth joined by strings, worn on the chest and back, under the clothes, by some Roman Catholics as a token of religious devotion or as a badge of some order.
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A feather growing from a bird's scapular region.
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A bandage passed over the shoulder to support it or to keep another bandage in place.
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One of the feathers covering the shoulder of a bird.
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Of or relating to the shoulder or scapula.
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(Christianity) A short cloak worn around the shoulders, adopted as part of the uniform of various religious orders, later often with an embroidered image of a saint. [from 15th c.]
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(zoology) One of a special group of feathers which arise from each of the scapular regions and lie along the sides of the back.
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A bandage passing over the shoulder to support it, or to retain another bandage in place.
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(Christianity) A cloth talisman, usually with an embroidered image of a saint, worn around the neck.
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Of or pertaining to the scapula. [from 18th c.]
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Origin of scapular

  • Middle English scapulare from Late Latin scapulāre from neuter of scapulāris pertaining to the shoulders or scapulae from scapula shoulder scapula

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

  • From Latin scapulāre, from Latin scapula (“shoulder"). Compare scapulary.

    From Wiktionary