Accoutrements
Accouterments Ac*cou"ter*ments, Accoutrements Ac*cou"tre*ments, n. pl. [F. accoutrement, earlier also accoustrement, earlier also accoustrement. See {Accouter}.] Dress; trappings; equipment; specifically, the devices and equipments worn by soldiers. [1913 Webster]

How gay with all the accouterments of war! [1913 Webster]


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  • accoutrements — (n.) 1540s, from M.Fr. accoustrement (Mod.Fr. accoutrement), from accoustrer probably from O.Fr. acostrer arrange, originally sew up (see ACCOUTER (Cf. accouter)) …   Etymology dictionary

  • accoutrements — ac|cou|tre|ments [əˈku:trımənts] n also ac|cou|ter|ments [əˈku:təmənts US tər ] AmE [plural] [Date: 1500 1600; : French; Origin: accoutrement, from accoutre to provide with equipment , from Old French cousture sewing, seam ] formal the equipment… …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • accoutrements — noun ; this plural form more common than singular …   Wiktionary

  • accoutrements — n. trappings; equipment required for a particular activity or specific way of life ac cou·tre·ment || tÉ™mÉ™nt n. clothing, equipment; soldier s equipment …   English contemporary dictionary

  • accoutrements — n. pl. [Written also Accouterments.] Dress, equipage, equipments, trappings, gear, harness, array …   New dictionary of synonyms

  • accoutrements — also accouterments, AmE noun (plural) formal or humorous things that you use or carry when doing a particular activity …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • accoutrements — UK [əˈkuːtrəmənts] / US [əˈkutrəmənts] noun [plural] formal things that you have with you when you go somewhere or take part in a particular activity …   English dictionary

  • accoutrements — n paraphernalia, gear, equipment, decorations, fittings, fixtures, furnishings, appointments, kit, outfit, trimmings, adornments, things FORMAL appurtenances, caparison COLLOQ. stuff, gear, clobber, bits and pieces, odds and ends …   Useful english dictionary

  • accouterments or accoutrements — ac|cou|ter|ments or ac|cou|tre|ments [ ə kutərmənts ] noun plural FORMAL small things or pieces of equipment that are used for or related to a particular thing, job, or activity …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • accoutrement — [ akutrəmɑ̃ ] n. m. • 1498; de accoutrer 1 ♦ Vx Vêtements. 2 ♦ Mod. Habillement étrange, ridicule. ⇒ affublement, défroque, déguisement, fagotage. Un accoutrement bizarre, grotesque. « Que signifie cet accoutrement ? » (Musset). ● accoutrement… …   Encyclopédie Universelle

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