wearing apparel

wearing apparel
clothing in general

she was refined in her choice of apparel


he always bought his clothes at the same store


fastidious about his dress

Syn: ↑apparel, ↑dress, ↑clothes
Derivationally related forms: ↑dress (for: ↑dress), ↑apparel (for: ↑apparel)
Hypernyms: ↑clothing, ↑article of clothing, ↑vesture, ↑wear, ↑wearable, ↑habiliment
Hyponyms: ↑workwear

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wearing apparel,
= clothes. (Cf.clothes)

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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  • wearing apparel — clothing; garments. [1610 20] * * * …   Universalium

  • wearing apparel — dressed, clothed …   English contemporary dictionary

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  • Wearing — Wear ing, a. Pertaining to, or designed for, wear; as, wearing apparel. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • wearing — [wer′iŋ] adj. 1. of or intended for wear [wearing apparel] 2. causing wear, or gradual impairment or diminution 3. wearying; tiring wearingly adv …   English World dictionary

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