apron

An apron is something you wear over your clothes to protect them from the mess you make while you're cooking. Some aprons tie around your waist, while others cover your entire torso.

Bakers, chefs, and butchers often wear aprons to keep their clothing clean. It was once common for maids, waitresses, and women cooking at home to wear aprons, while today both men and women wear them. You can also use the word apron to describe the area where a plane is stored or refueled, or the part of a theater stage in front of the curtain. The Old French root is naperon, "small table cloth."

Primary Meanings of apron

1.
n
a garment of cloth or leather or plastic that is tied about the waist and worn to protect your clothing
2.
n
the part of a modern theater stage between the curtain and the orchestra (i.e., in front of the curtain)
3.
n
a paved surface where aircraft stand while not being used
4.
n
(golf) the part of the fairway leading onto the green
Full Definitions of apron
1

n a garment of cloth or leather or plastic that is tied about the waist and worn to protect your clothing

Type of:
protective garment
clothing that is intended to protect the wearer from injury
2

n the part of a modern theater stage between the curtain and the orchestra (i.e., in front of the curtain)

Synonyms:
forestage, proscenium
Type of:
stage
a large platform on which people can stand and can be seen by an audience
3

n a paved surface where aircraft stand while not being used

Type of:
paved surface
a level horizontal surface covered with paving material
4

n (golf) the part of the fairway leading onto the green

Type of:
land site, site
the piece of land on which something is located (or is to be located)

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