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.
to dress or clothe.
to adorn; ornament.
Nautical. to equip (a vessel) with apparel.
For they are also apparelled all alike, and to aid them is servitude for a free man.’
The World’s Greatest Books–Volume 14–Philosophy and Economics Various
She was sitting alone, apparelled in royal silk, and weeping.
The Science of Fairy Tales Edwin Sidney Hartland
Cleopatra was apparelled in a robe of pale green, open at either side, and clasped with golden bees.
One of Cleopatra’s Nights and Other Fantastic Romances Théophile Gautier
She was tall and slender, apparelled all in white, with a girdle of gold.
Paul the Minstrel and Other Stories Arthur Christopher Benson
I would willingly wash the tripes of the calf which I apparelled this morning.
Gargantua and Pantagruel, Complete. Francois Rabelais
For me, on this occasion, Leeds was ‘apparelled in celestial light.’
Ellen Terry and Her Sisters T. Edgar Pemberton
The avid buyer seized and apparelled herself in them with a deft facility.
The Wrong Twin Harry Leon Wilson
They were all apparelled in the richest costume of their country.
Sketches of Aboriginal Life V. V. Vide
She was apparelled like any barbaric Ethiopian emperor, his neck heavy with pendants of polished ivory.
Moby Dick; or The Whale Herman Melville
On the following morning he apparelled himself with all his rings.
Ayala’s Angel Anthony Trollope
something that covers or adorns, esp outer garments or clothing
(nautical) a vessel’s gear and equipment
verb -els, -elling, -elled (US) -els, -eling, -eled
(archaic) (transitive) to clothe, adorn, etc
mid-13c., “to equip (in any way),” from Old French apareillier (12c.), from Vulgar Latin *appariculare. This is either from Latin apparare “prepare, make ready” (see apparatus), or from Vulgar Latin *ad-particulare “to put things together.” The meaning “to attire in proper clothing” is from mid-14c. Cognate with Italian aparecchiare, Spanish aparejar, Portuguese aparelhar. Related: Appareled; apparelled; appareling; apparelling.
“personal outfit or attire,” early 14c., also “ship’s rigging,” from Old French apareil “preparation,” from apareillier (see apparel (v.)). Earlier in same sense was apparelment (early 14c.).
In Old Testament times the distinction between male and female attire was not very marked. The statute forbidding men to wear female apparel (Deut. 22:5) referred especially to ornaments and head-dresses. Both men and women wore (1) an under garment or tunic, which was bound by a girdle. One who had only this tunic on was spoken of as “naked” (1 Sam. 19:24; Job 24:10; Isa. 20:2). Those in high stations sometimes wore two tunics, the outer being called the “upper garment” (1 Sam. 15:27; 18:4; 24:5; Job 1:20). (2.) They wore in common an over-garment (“mantle,” Isa. 3:22; 1 Kings 19:13; 2 Kings 2:13), a loose and flowing robe. The folds of this upper garment could be formed into a lap (Ruth 3:15; Ps. 79:12; Prov. 17:23; Luke 6:38). Generals of armies usually wore scarlet robes (Judg. 8:26; Nah. 2:3). A form of conspicuous raiment is mentioned in Luke 20:46; comp. Matt. 23:5. Priests alone wore trousers. Both men and women wore turbans. Kings and nobles usually had a store of costly garments for festive occasions (Isa. 3:22; Zech. 3:4) and for presents (Gen. 45:22; Esther 4:4; 6:8, 11; 1 Sam. 18:4; 2 Kings 5:5; 10:22). Prophets and ascetics wore coarse garments (Isa. 20:2; Zech. 13:4; Matt. 3:4).
- Apparent candlepower
a measure of the luminous intensity of an extended source of light in terms of the candlepower of a point source of light that has an equivalent luminous intensity when placed at the same distance as the extended source.
readily seen; exposed to sight; open to view; visible: The crack in the wall was readily apparent. capable of being easily perceived or understood; plain or clear; obvious: The solution to the problem was apparent to all. according to appearances, initial evidence, incomplete results, etc.; ostensible rather than actual: He was the apparent winner of […]
- Apparent horizon
apparent horizon apparent horizon (ə-pâr’ənt) See horizon. Historical Examples No land points visible from the summit, except those bounding the apparent horizon, reach equal or greater altitude. Appletons’ Popular Science Monthly, May, 1900 Various The tops of the clouds must not be more than five or ten degrees above the apparent horizon. Notes and Queries, […]
- Apparent magnitude
the magnitude of a star as it appears to an observer on the earth. Historical Examples Thus he looks down, as it were, upon the heaviest seas, and this greatly diminishes their apparent magnitude and elevation. Rollo on the Atlantic Jacob Abbott The comet of 1652, so carefully observed by Hevelius, almost equaled the moon […]