clothing, especially outerwear; garments; attire; raiment.
anything that decorates or covers.
superficial appearance; aspect; guise.
Nautical. the masts, sails, anchor, etc., used to equip a vessel.
Ecclesiastical. a piece of embroidery, usually oblong, on certain vestments, especially on the alb or amice.
verb (used with object)
Nautical. to equip (a vessel) with apparel.
is always a great word to know.
So is ninnyhammer. Does it mean:
Origin: 1200–50; Middle English appareillenRelated forms
< Old French apareillier
to make fit, fit out < Vulgar Latin *appariculāre,
equivalent to ap- ap-1
) a fit (see par, -cule1
) + -ā-
thematic vowel + -re
1. clothes, dress, garb, costume, habiliments, vesture. 6. outfit, array, deck out.