Definition of apparel :
1. A small ornamental piece of embroidery worn on albs and some other ecclesiastical vestments.
2. External clothing; vesture; garments; dress; garb; external habiliments or array.
3. The furniture of a ship, as masts, sails, rigging, anchors, guns, etc.
4. To dress or clothe; to attire.
5. To dress with external ornaments; to cover with something ornamental; to deck; to embellish; as, trees appareled with flowers, or a garden with verdure.
6. To furnish with apparatus; to equip; to fit out.
7. To make or get ( something) ready; to prepare.
gear, fit, article of clothing, toggery, crop, garments, robes, groom, dress up, garnish, clip, weeds, line up, dud, habilitate, fit out, vestiary, rigging, lop, adorn, snip, dress out, enclothe, wearing apparel, clobber, togs, coif, preen, get-up, wearables, drape, uniform, trim, equip, habiliments, tog, decorate, rig, primp, wear, habiliment, arrange, coiffe, clothe, invest, cut back, put on, rags, prune, curry, do, vestments, threads, costumery, set, thread, plume, get dressed, coiffure
clothing (part of speech: noun)
frock, pull-over, chemise, clothes, hat, housecoat, mackintosh, brassiere, shawl, pinafore, halter, costume, cape, wrapper, smock, blazer, fez, panties, wrap, bowler, chapeau, beret, overcoat, sarong, doublet, garment, raiment, parka, evening gown, gown, boot, poncho, corset, fedora, sari, coat, greatcoat, attire, scarf, pea coat, blue jeans, duds, slicker, kilt, shorts, pillbox, caftan, tuxedo, raincoat, vesture, Afghan, pants, windbreaker, shirt, sweat shirt, trench coat, v-neck, vestment, pyjamas, dinner jacket, trousers, jacket, dressing gown, crinoline, shoes, kimono, homburg, smoking jacket, bonnet, Stetson, dress, burnoose, stockings, fur, turtle-neck, slacks, camisole, Jersey, trimming, petticoat, footgear, sweater, ensemble, t-shirt, skirt, suit, topcoat, robe, array, clothing, garb, sports coat, cloak, nightgown, blouse, outfit, pajamas, jumper, bathrobe, ulster, habit, sweat suit, tunic, headdress
- It did not agree with the rest of her apparel; it did not fit her apparent character. - "The Complete Essays of C. D. Warner", Charles Dudley Warner.
- We, for one, have little doubt that, owing to the Major's well- known talent in matters of apparel, his appearance will far eclipse in brilliancy that of his fellow- officers. - "The Two Vanrevels", Booth Tarkington.
- Many suffered extremely from hunger, and were obliged to exchange even their apparel for bread. - "The Life and Voyages of Christopher Columbus (Vol. II)", Washington Irving.