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前缀ap-同ad-. 词根par, 准备，见prepare. 服装属重要装备，比较accouterments.
- apparel:  Apparel has the same source as apparatus, and originally it had the same meaning, too: until as late as the start of the 18th century, it was used for ‘equipment needed for performing a particular function’. But the sense ‘clothing’ is of equal antiquity in English, and by the 16th century it had become established as the central meaning of the word. Its immediate source was Old French apareil (modern French appareil means chiefly ‘apparatus’), which came from a hypothetical Vulgar Latin verb *appariculāre, an irregular formation based on Latin apparāre ‘make ready’ (see APPARATUS).
=> parent, prepare
- apparel (v.)
- mid-13c., "to equip (in any way)," from Old French apareillier (12c.), from Vulgar Latin *appariculare. This is either from Latin apparare "prepare, make ready" (see apparatus), or from Vulgar Latin *ad-particulare "to put things together." The meaning "to attire in proper clothing" is from mid-14c. Cognate with Italian aparecchiare, Spanish aparejar, Portuguese aparelhar. Related: Appareled; apparelled; appareling; apparelling.
- apparel (n.)
- "personal outfit or attire," early 14c., also "ship's rigging," from Old French apareil "preparation," from apareillier (see apparel (v.)). Earlier in same sense was apparelment (early 14c.).
- 1. Women's apparel is offered in petite, regular, and tall models.
- 2. The store sells women's and children's apparel.
- 3. This shop sells sports apparel.
- 4. He was apparel ( l ) ed in white.
- 5. Durable repelleuts are used mainly in apparel, household fabrics and militery good.
- 永久性的防护剂主要用于衣服, 家用织物和军用品.
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