Adjective "apparel" definition and examples

(Apparel may not be an adjective, but it can be used as an adjective, click here to find out.)

Pronunciation

/əˈpar(ə)l/

Definitions and examples

noun

Clothing.
  1. 'The company now sells everything from yoga apparel to hockey gear to golf equipment.'
  2. 'This is a site for those who like to wear loud golf apparel.'
  3. 'Thus, it is advisable for riders to wear motorcycle apparel to protect and comfort them.'
  4. 'Yet another reason to avoid wearing skintight apparel is its lack of sex appeal.'
  5. 'If you look at apparel, women are wearing more delicate colors, and pastels go along with the retro movements.'
  6. 'Heavier weights for rugged apparel and outdoor gear include pack cloth and ballistic nylons.'
  7. 'In Mexico, other shrinking sectors include shoes, tires, apparel and auto parts.'
  8. 'The thread is then used by knitting mills to produce fabrics, which would in turn be used by the garment industry to produce apparel.'
  9. 'Riders not only wear helmets, vests and other usual biker apparel but they also wear these tattoos and piercing.'
  10. 'Lambskin is a soft and supple leather generally used for jackets, pants and other fashion apparel.'
  11. 'My guess is that the apparels on the amice and alb are a hangover from more ornate times.'

verb

Clothe (someone)
  1. 'He apparelled him after the Country manner, and gave him a Cryse of Hounour.'
  2. '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.'

More definitions

1. clothing, especially outerwear; garments; attire; raiment.

2. anything that decorates or covers.

3. superficial appearance; aspect; guise.

4. Nautical. the masts, sails, anchor, etc., used to equip a vessel.

5. Ecclesiastical. a piece of embroidery, usually oblong, on certain vestments, especially on the alb or amice. verb (used with object), appareled, appareling or (especially British) apparelled, apparelling.

6. to dress or clothe.

7. to adorn; ornament.

8. Nautical. to eq

More examples(as adjective)

"industries can be apparel."

"quotas can be apparel."

"products can be apparel."

"imports can be apparel."

"exports can be apparel."

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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’.