Definition of apparel in English:

apparel

Syllabification: ap·par·el
Pronunciation: /əˈparəl
 
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noun

formal or US

verb (apparels, appareling, appareled; British apparels, apparelling, apparelled)

[with object] archaic Back to top  
  • Clothe (someone): all the vestments in which they used to apparel their Deities
    More example sentences
    • And he said to his Ministers, Ascend, and bring me the child, for I will examine him, and know the Prophet's meaning, and he apparelled him richly, and gave him much, but he prevailed not.
    • He apparelled him after the Country manner, and gave him a Cryse of Hounour.
    • Now, in his fantasy, he apparelled her like a man; and presently despoiling her of that habit, he gave her another of a nymph; which he took away also, to attire her with the ornaments and majesty of a queen; not leaving any raiment but he gave it unto her, either to make her wise or to make her a vaunting fool; and generally he imagined her to be grave, merry, discreet, subtle and virtuous, which parts are ill-befitting a fair comedian.

Origin

Middle English (as a verb in the sense 'make ready or fit'; as a noun 'furnishings, equipment'): from Old French apareillier, based on Latin ad- 'to' (expressing change) + par 'equal'.

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