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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 ap·par·el /əˈpærəl/

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Ap·par·el n.
 1. 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.
 2. 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.

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Ap·par·el, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Appareled, or Apparelled p. pr. & vb. n. Appareling, or Apparelling.]
 1. To make or get (something) ready; to prepare. [Obs.]
 2. To furnish with apparatus; to equip; to fit out.
    Ships . . . appareled to fight.   --Hayward.
 3. To dress or clothe; to attire.
    They which are gorgeously appareled, and live delicately, are in kings' courts.   --Luke vii. 25.
 4. 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.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      n : 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: wearing
          apparel, dress, clothes]
      v : provide with clothes or put clothes on; "Parents must feed
          and dress their child" [syn: dress, clothe, enclothe,
           garb, raiment, tog, garment, habilitate, fit
          out] [ant: undress]

From: Easton's 1897 Bible Dictionary

    In Old Testament times the distinction between male and female
    attire was not very marked. The statute forbidding men to wear
    female apparel (Deut. 22:5) referred especially to ornaments and
    head-dresses. Both men and women wore (1) an under garment or
    tunic, which was bound by a girdle. One who had only this tunic
    on was spoken of as "naked" (1 Sam. 19:24; Job 24:10; Isa.
    20:2). Those in high stations sometimes wore two tunics, the
    outer being called the "upper garment" (1 Sam. 15:27; 18:4;
    24:5; Job 1:20). (2.) They wore in common an over-garment
    ("mantle," Isa. 3:22; 1 Kings 19:13; 2 Kings 2:13), a loose and
    flowing robe. The folds of this upper garment could be formed
    into a lap (Ruth 3:15; Ps. 79:12; Prov. 17:23; Luke 6:38).
    Generals of armies usually wore scarlet robes (Judg. 8:26; Nah.
    2:3). A form of conspicuous raiment is mentioned in Luke 20:46;
    comp. Matt. 23:5.
      Priests alone wore trousers. Both men and women wore turbans.
    Kings and nobles usually had a store of costly garments for
    festive occasions (Isa. 3:22; Zech. 3:4) and for presents (Gen.
    45:22; Esther 4:4; 6:8, 11; 1 Sam. 18:4; 2 Kings 5:5; 10:22).
    Prophets and ascetics wore coarse garments (Isa. 20:2; Zech.
    13:4; Matt. 3:4).