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Apparel vs. Cloth

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Apparelnoun

Clothing.

Clothnoun

A woven fabric such as used in dressing, decorating, cleaning or other practical use.

Apparelnoun

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

Clothnoun

(countable) A piece of cloth used for a particular purpose.

Apparelnoun

(nautical) The furniture of a ship, such as masts, sails, rigging, anchors, guns, etc.

Clothnoun

(metaphoric) Substance or essence; the whole of something complex.

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Apparelnoun

Aspect; guise.

Clothnoun

(metaphoric) Appearance; seeming.

Apparelverb

(transitive) To dress or clothe; to attire.

Clothnoun

A form of attire that represents a particular profession or status.

Apparelverb

(transitive) To furnish with apparatus; to equip; to fit out.

‘ships appareled to fight’;

Clothnoun

(in idioms) Priesthood, clergy.

‘He is a respected man of the cloth.’;

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Apparelverb

(transitive) To dress with external ornaments; to cover with something ornamental

‘trees appareled with flowers’; ‘a garden appareled with greenery’;

Clothnoun

A fabric made of fibrous material (or sometimes of wire, as in wire cloth); commonly, a woven fabric of cotton, woolen, or linen, adapted to be made into garments; specifically, woolen fabrics, as distinguished from all others.

Apparelnoun

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

‘Fresh in his new apparel, proud and young.’; ‘At public devotion his resigned carriage made religion appear in the natural apparel of simplicity.’;

Clothnoun

The dress; raiment. [Obs.] See Clothes.

‘I'll ne'er distust my God for cloth and bread.’;

Apparelnoun

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

Clothnoun

The distinctive dress of any profession, especially of the clergy; hence, the clerical profession.

‘Appeals were made to the priesthood. Would they tamely permit so gross an insult to be offered to their cloth?’; ‘The cloth, the clergy, are constituted for administering and for giving the best possible effect to . . . every axiom.’;

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Apparelnoun

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

Clothnoun

artifact made by weaving or felting or knitting or crocheting natural or synthetic fibers;

‘the fabric in the curtains was light and semitraqnsparent’; ‘woven cloth originated in Mesopotamia around 5000 BC’; ‘she measured off enough material for a dress’;

Apparelverb

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

Clothnoun

woven or felted fabric made from wool, cotton, or a similar fibre

‘a cloth bag’; ‘a broad piece of pleated cloth’;

Apparelverb

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

‘Ships . . . appareled to fight.’;

Clothnoun

a piece of cloth for cleaning or covering something, e.g. a dishcloth or a tablecloth

‘wipe clean with a damp cloth’;

Apparelverb

To dress or clothe; to attire.

‘They which are gorgeously appareled, and live delicately, are in kings' courts.’;

Clothnoun

the clergy; the clerical profession

‘has he given up all ideas of the cloth?’;

Apparelverb

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.’;

Apparelnoun

clothing in general;

‘she was refined in her choice of apparel’; ‘he always bought his clothes at the same store’; ‘fastidious about his dress’;

Apparelverb

provide with clothes or put clothes on;

‘Parents must feed and dress their child’;

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