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
  1. noun
    especially fine or decorative clothing
    synonyms: array, regalia
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    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
  2. verb
    provide with clothes or put clothes on
    synonyms: apparel, clothe, dress, enclothe, fit out, garb, garment, habilitate, tog
    dress, get dressed
    put on clothes
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    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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    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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