Meaning of apparel

ap•par•el

Pronunciation: (u-par'ul), [key]
— n., v., -eled, -el•ing -elled, -el•ling.
—n.
  1. clothing, esp. outerwear; garments; attire; raiment.
  2. anything that decorates or covers.
  3. superficial appearance; aspect; guise.
  4. the masts, sails, anchor, etc., used to equip a vessel.
  5. a piece of embroidery, usually oblong, on certain vestments, esp. on the alb or amice.
—v.t.
  1. to dress or clothe.
  2. to adorn; ornament.
  3. to equip (a vessel) with apparel.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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