1. A piece of cloth, usually square and often fine and elegant, carried for wiping the face or hands.
2. A piece of cloth shaped like a handkerchief to be worn about the neck; a neckerchief; a neckcloth.
n : a square piece of cloth used for wiping the eyes or nose or
as a costume accessory [syn: hankie, hanky, hankey]
Only once in Authorized Version (Acts 19:12). The Greek word
(sudarion) so rendered means properly "a sweat-cloth." It is
rendered "napkin" in John 11:44; 20:7; Luke 19:20.