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 for Apparel
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Apparel \Ap*par"el\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Appareled, or
     Apparelled; p. pr. & vb. n. Appareling, or
     Apparelling.] [OF. apareiller.]
     1. To make or get (something) ready; to prepare. [Obs.]
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     2. To furnish with apparatus; to equip; to fit out.
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              Ships . . . appareled to fight.       --Hayward.
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     3. To dress or clothe; to attire.
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              They which are gorgeously appareled, and live
              delicately, are in kings' courts.     --Luke vii.
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     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.
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              Appareled in celestial light.         --Wordsworth.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Apparel \Ap*par"el\, n. [OE. apparel, apareil, OF. apareil,
     appareil, preparation, provision, furniture, OF. apareiller
     to match, prepare, F. appareiller; OF. a (L. ad) + pareil
     like, similar, fr. LL. pariculus, dim. of L. par equal. See
     1. External clothing; vesture; garments; dress; garb;
        external habiliments or array.
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              Fresh in his new apparel, proud and young. --Denham.
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              At public devotion his resigned carriage made
              religion appear in the natural apparel of
              simplicity.                           --Tatler.
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     2. A small ornamental piece of embroidery worn on albs and
        some other ecclesiastical vestments.
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     3. (Naut.) The furniture of a ship, as masts, sails, rigging,
        anchors, guns, etc.
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     Syn: Dress; clothing; vesture; garments; raiment; garb;
          costume; attire; habiliments.
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

      n 1: 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, wearing
           apparel, dress, clothes]
      v 1: 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, apparel] [ant: discase, disrobe, peel,
           strip, strip down, uncase, unclothe, undress]

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  42 Moby Thesaurus words for "apparel":
     appoint, array, attire, bedizenment, clad, clothes, clothing,
     costume, drapery, dress, dressing, duds, enclothe, fashion,
     fatigues, feathers, fig, garb, garment, garments, gear, guise,
     habiliment, habiliments, habit, investiture, investment, linen,
     rags, raiment, robes, sportswear, style, things, threads, togs,
     toilette, trim, vestment, vesture, wear, wearing apparel

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).

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