Apparel

Definition of Apparel

Ap`par´el
n.1.External clothing; vesture; garments; dress; garb; external habiliments or array.
Fresh in his new apparel, proud and young.
- Denham.
At public devotion his resigned carriage made religion appear in the natural apparel of simplicity.
- Tatler.
2.A small ornamental piece of embroidery worn on albs and some other ecclesiastical vestments.
3.(Naut.) The furniture of a ship, as masts, sails, rigging, anchors, guns, etc.
v. t.1.To make or get (something) ready; to prepare.
[imp. & p. p. Appareled, or Apparelled ( ); p. pr. & vb. n. Appareling, or Apparelling.]
2.To furnish with apparatus; to equip; to fit out.
Ships . . . appareled to fight.
- Hayward.
3.To dress or clothe; to attire.
They which are gorgeously appareled, and live delicately, are in kings' courts.
- Luke vii. 25.
4.To dress with external ornaments; to cover with something ornamental; to deck; to embellish; as, trees appareled with flowers, or a garden with verdure.
Appareled in celestial light.
- Wordsworth.

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