• IPA: /əˈpæɹəl/
  • (America) IPA: /əˈpæɹ.əl/, /əˈpɛɹ.əl/


  1. Clothing.
    • fresh in his new apparel, proud and young
  2. (figurative) Aspect, guise, form.
    • At public devotion his resigned carriage made religion appear in the natural apparel of simplicity.
  3. A small ornamental piece of embroidery worn on albs and some other ecclesiastical vestments.
  4. (nautical) The furniture of a ship, such as masts, sails, rigging, anchors, guns, etc.
Synonyms Translations Verb

apparel (apparels, present participle appareling; past and past participle appareled)

  1. (transitive) To dress or clothe; to attire.
    • 1568, Bishops' Bible, Luke vii. 25
      They which are gorgeously appareled, and live delicately, are in kings' courts.
  2. (transitive) To furnish with apparatus; to equip; to fit out.
    ships appareled to fight
  3. (transitive) To dress with external ornaments; to cover with something ornamental
    trees appareled with flowers
    a garden appareled with greenery
Synonyms Translations
  • Russian: снаряжа́ть
  • Portuguese: vestir
  • Russian: одева́ть
  • Russian: наряжат́ь

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