Ap*par"el (#), n. [OE. apparel, apareil, OF. apareil, appareil, preparation, provision, furniture, OF. apareiller to match, prepare, F. appareiller; OF. a (L. ad) + pareil like, similar, fr. LL. pariculus, dim. of L. par equal. See Pair.]


External clothing; vesture; garments; dress; garb; external habiliments or array.

Fresh in his new apparel, proud and young. Denham.

At public devotion his resigned carriage made religion appear in the natural apparel of simplicity. Tatler.


A small ornamental piece of embroidery worn on albs and some other ecclesiastical vestments.

3. Naut.

The furniture of a ship, as masts, sails, rigging, anchors, guns, etc.

Syn. -- Dress; clothing; vesture; garments; raiment; garb; costume; attire; habiliments.


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Ap*par"el, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Appareled, or Apparelled (#); p. pr. & vb. n. Appareling, or Apparelling.] [OF. apareiller.]


To make or get (something) ready; to prepare.




To furnish with apparatus; to equip; to fit out.

Ships . . . appareled to fight. Hayward.


To dress or clothe; to attire.

They which are gorgeously appareled, and live delicately, are in kings' courts. Luke vii. 25.


To dress with external ornaments; to cover with something ornamental; to deck; to embellish; as, trees appareled with flowers, or a garden with verdure.

Appareled in celestial light. Wordsworth.


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