raiment

Raiment is an old-fashioned word for clothing, particularly fancy clothing, like ladies who always wore their best raiment when calling on friends.

Raiment is formal clothing. It comes from the Old French word areer or "to array," which describes dressing in decorative clothing, or adorning yourself in the very best. The word raiment has mostly gone out of use, much like the rare practice of getting very dressed up.

Definitions of raiment
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n especially fine or decorative clothing

Synonyms:
array, regalia
Types:
war paint
full ceremonial regalia
Type of:
article of clothing, clothing, habiliment, vesture, wear, wearable
a covering designed to be worn on a person's body

v provide with clothes or put clothes on

Synonyms:
apparel, clothe, dress, enclothe, fit out, garb, garment, habilitate, tog
dress, get dressed
put on clothes
Antonyms:
discase, disrobe, peel, strip, strip down, uncase, unclothe, undress
get undressed
disinvest, divest, strip, undress
remove (someone's or one's own) clothes
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Types:
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prim, prim out, prim up
dress primly
cover, wrap up
clothe, as if for protection from the elements
jacket
put a jacket on
frock
put a frock on
shirt
put a shirt on
habit
put a habit on
vesture
provide or cover with a cloak
overclothe, overdress
dress too warmly
underdress
dress without sufficient warmth
corset
dress with a corset
shoe
furnish with shoes
coat
cover or provide with a coat
costume, dress up
dress in a costume
robe, vest
clothe formally; especially in ecclesiastical robes
gown
dress in a gown
Type of:
change state, turn
undergo a transformation or a change of position or action

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