habiliment

  • 1 Habiliment — Ha*bil i*ment (h[.a]*b[i^]l [i^]*ment), n. [F. habillement, fr. habiller to dress, clothe, orig., to make fit, make ready, fr. habile apt, skillful, L. habilis. See {Habile}.] 1. A garment; an article of clothing. Camden. [1913 Webster] 2. pl.… …

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  • 2 habiliment — (n.) often habiliments, early 15c., munitions, weapons, from M.Fr. habillement, from abiller prepare or fit out, probably from habile fit, suitable (see ABLE (Cf. able)). Alternative etymology [Barnhart, Klein] makes the French verb originally… …

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  • 3 habiliment — ► NOUN archaic ▪ clothing. ORIGIN Old French habillement, from Latin habilis able …

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  • 4 habiliment — [hə bil′ə mənt] n. [MFr habillement < habiller, to clothe, make fit < habile: see HABILE] 1. [usually pl.] clothing; dress; attire 2. [pl.] furnishings or equipment; trappings …

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  • 5 habiliment — noun Etymology: Middle English abiliments, habilementes, from Middle French abillement, habillemens, from Old French abiller to prepare, equip, from bille trimmed wood, log more at billet Date: 15th century 1. plural characteristic apparatus ;… …

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  • 6 habiliment — habilimental /heuh bil euh men tl/, habilimentary, adj. habilimented, adj. /heuh bil euh meuhnt/, n. 1. Usually, habiliments. a. clothes or clothing. b. clothes as worn in a particular profession, way of life, etc. 2. habiliments, accouterments… …

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  • 7 habiliment — noun /həˈbɪlɪmənt/ a) Clothes, especially clothing appropriate for someones job, status, or to an occasion. ... Mrs Crummles was then occupied in exchanging the habiliments of a melodramatic empress for the ordinary attire of matrons in the… …

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  • 8 habiliment — (Roget s Thesaurus II) noun 1. A set or style of clothing. Often used in plural: costume, dress, garb, guise, outfit, turnout. Informal: getup, rig. See PUT ON. 2. Articles worn to cover the body. Often used in plural: apparel, attire, clothes,… …

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  • 9 habiliment — n. clothes, clothing, attire …

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  • 10 habiliment — [hə bɪlɪm(ə)nt] noun archaic clothing. Origin ME: from OFr. habillement, from habiller fit out , from L. habilis (see able) …

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  • 11 habiliment — n. Dress, garment, clothes, apparel, raiment, vesture, garb, habit, costume, vestment …

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  • 12 habiliment — ha·bil·i·ment …

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  • 13 habiliment — ha•bil•i•ment [[t]həˈbɪl ə mənt[/t]] n. 1) clo Usu., habiliments a) clothes or clothing b) clothes as worn in a particular profession, way of life, etc 2) habiliments, accouterments; trappings • Etymology: 1375–1425; < MF… …

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  • 14 habiliment — /həˈbɪləmənt/ (say huh biluhmuhnt) noun 1. (plural) clothes or garments, especially those suited to a particular occasion. 2. dress; attire. {Middle English habylement, from Old French habillement, from habiller dress, from habile (see habile)… …

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  • 15 habiliment — n. (usu. in pl.) 1 clothes suited to a particular purpose. 2 joc. ordinary clothes. Etymology: ME f. OF habillement f. habiller fit out f. habile ABLE …

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  • 16 dress — I (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) v. clothe, attire, array; scold, reprove, berate, whip; adorn, garnish, decorate; align, equalize; prepare, bandage. See clothing, disapprobation, ornament, remedy. n. clothing, costume, vesture, garb,… …

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  • 17 Nigger — This article is about the pejorative use of the word. For nigga as a colloquial reference, see Nigga. For other uses, see Nigger (disambiguation). Not to be confused with niggardly …

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  • 18 clothing — I (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) Wearing apparel Nouns 1. clothing, clothes, apparel, wear, dress, attire, array, raiment, garments, garb, costume, outfit, habiliment, habit, rig, ensemble, caparison, drapery, toilette, fig, wardrobe,… …

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  • 19 garment — I (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) n. clothing, robe, dress, vestment, habiliment. II (Roget s Thesaurus II) I noun Articles worn to cover the body. Used in plural: apparel, attire, clothes, clothing, dress, habiliment (often used in… …

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  • 20 Investment — (Roget s Thesaurus) < N PARAG:Investment >N GRP: N 1 Sgm: N 1 investment investment Sgm: N 1 covering covering &c. 223 Sgm: N 1 dress dress clothing raiment drapery costume attire guise toilet …

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