follow Dictionary.com

Today's Word of the Day means...

impedimenta

[im-ped-uh-men-tuh] /ɪmˌpɛd əˈmɛn tə/
plural noun
1.
baggage or other things that retard one's progress, as supplies carried by an army:
the impedimenta of the weekend skier.
Origin
1590-1600
1590-1600; < Latin, plural of impedīmentum impediment
Dictionary.com Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2014.
Cite This Source
Examples for impedimenta
  • Such archaic hunting impedimenta are now much in demand by collectors.
  • These impedimenta did not al-ways betoken a thrilling story and a sincere conversion.
British Dictionary definitions for impedimenta

impedimenta

/ɪmˌpɛdɪˈmɛntə/
plural noun
1.
the baggage and equipment carried by an army
2.
any objects or circumstances that impede progress
3.
a plural of impediment (sense 3)
Word Origin
C16: from Latin, plural of impedīmentum hindrance; see impede
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
© William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins
Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012
Cite This Source

Word of The Day

Difficulty index for impedimenta

Few English speakers likely know this word

Word Value for impedimenta

18
0
Scrabble Words With Friends

Quotes with impedimenta