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 Dictionary entry overview: What does apparel mean? 

APPAREL (noun)
  The noun APPAREL has 1 sense:

1. clothing in general

  Familiarity information: APPAREL used as a noun is very rare.

APPAREL (verb)
  The verb APPAREL has 1 sense:

1. provide with clothes or put clothes on

  Familiarity information: APPAREL used as a verb is very rare.

 Dictionary entry details 

APPAREL (noun)

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Clothing in general

Classified under:

Nouns denoting man-made objects


apparel; clothes; wearing apparel; dress

Context examples:

she was refined in her choice of apparel / he always bought his clothes at the same store / fastidious about his dress

Hypernyms ("apparel" is a kind of...):

article of clothing; clothing; habiliment; vesture; wear; wearable (a covering designed to be worn on a person's body)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "apparel"):

workwear (heavy-duty clothes for manual or physical work)

APPAREL (verb)

Sense 1apparel [BACK TO TOP]


Provide with clothes or put clothes on

Classified under:

Verbs of grooming, dressing and bodily care


raiment; garment; garb; enclothe; clothe; apparel; tog; fit out; dress; habilitate

Context example:

Parents must feed and dress their child

Hypernyms (to "apparel" is one way to...):

change state; turn (undergo a transformation or a change of position or action)

Troponyms (each of the following is one way to "apparel"):

robe; vest (clothe formally; especially in ecclesiastical robes)

costume; dress up (dress in a costume)

coat (cover or provide with a coat)

shoe (furnish with shoes)

corset (dress with a corset)

overclothe; overdress (dress excessively)

vesture (provide or cover with a cloak)

habit (put a habit on)

shirt (put a shirt on)

frock (put a frock on)

jacket (put a jacket on)

cover; wrap up (clothe, as if for protection from the elements)

prim; prim out; prim up (dress primly)

gown (dress in a gown)

Sentence frames:

Somebody ----s something
Somebody ----s somebody

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