American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. A folded piece of absorbent material, such as paper or cloth, that is placed between a baby's legs and fastened at the waist to contain excretions.
- n. A similar piece of material, worn by incontinent adults.
- n. A white cotton or linen fabric patterned with small, duplicative diamond-shaped figures.
- n. A piece of such cloth.
- n. Such a pattern.
- v. To put a diaper on.
- v. To weave or decorate in a diamond-shaped pattern.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. Originally, a silken fabric of one color having a pattern of the same color woven in it; now, a textile fabric having a pattern not strongly defined, and repeated at short intervals; especially, such a fabric of linen, where the pattern is indicated only by the direction of the thread, the whole being white or in the unbleached natural color. Compare damask 1 . The pattern of such diaper is usually a series of squares, lozenges, and the like, or of sets of squares, etc., one within another.
- n. A pattern for decoration of any kind consisting of a simple figure often repeated, as in the woven fabric.
- n. Any pattern constantly repeated over a relatively large surface, whether consisting of figures separated by the background only, or of compartments constantly succeeding one another, and filled with a design, especially a geometric design, or one based on a flower-form. It is used in architecture, especially medieval, sculptured in low relief as an ornamental ground, and is frequent as a background in manuscript illumination, in painted panels, especially with gilding, and as a decoration for other flat surfaces.
- n. In heraldry, same as diapering.
- n. A towel or napkin.
- n. A square piece of cloth for swaddling the nates and adjacent parts of au infant; a clout.
- To variegate or diversify, as cloth, with figures; flower: as, diapered silk.
- To draw or work in diaper, or as part of a diaper; introduce in a diapered pattern or fabric.
- To draw a series or succession of flowers or figures, as upon cloth.
- n. A textile fabric having a diamond-shaped pattern formed by alternating directions of thread.
- n. A towel or napkin made from such fabric.
- n. North America An absorbent garment worn by a baby, or by someone who is incontinent.
- n. The diamond pattern associated with diaper textiles.
- v. To put diapers on someone.
- v. To draw flowers or figures, as upon cloth.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. Any textile fabric (esp. linen or cotton toweling) woven in diaper pattern. See 2.
- n. (Fine Arts) Surface decoration of any sort which consists of the constant repetition of one or more simple figures or units of design evenly spaced.
- n. A towel or napkin for wiping the hands, etc.
- n. An infant's breechcloth.
- v. To ornament with figures, etc., arranged in the pattern called diaper, as cloth in weaving.
- v. To put a diaper on (a child).
- v. To draw flowers or figures, as upon cloth.
- n. a fabric (usually cotton or linen) with a distinctive woven pattern of small repeated figures
- n. garment consisting of a folded cloth drawn up between the legs and fastened at the waist; worn by infants to catch excrement
- From Old French dyapre, diaspre, in mediaeval Latin diaspra, diasprum from Byzantine Greek δίασπρος (adj), from δια- ‘across’ + άσπρος ‘white’. (Wiktionary)
- Middle English, a patterned fabric, from Old French diapre, diaspre, from Medieval Latin diasprum, a white silken material, from Medieval Greek diaspros, pure white : dia-, intensive pref.; see dia- + aspros, white (probably from Latin asper, rough). (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“The problem with wearing a diaper to court is wearing a *diaper* to court.”
“Anyone one of these neurotic Christian GOP self-loathing Sheep who deviates from the missionary position – in the dark – Pat Boone on the stereo, a Phyllis Schlafly nightlight on in the bathroom with a wide-stance and a loaded glock under their pillow with a diaper is a deviate.”
“Second note: tell the boy not going in diaper is only good if he goes in the toilet).”
“I think just diaper is enough for addressing this clueless moron.”
“It appears the reason for the red diaper is eating the red hot version of Cheetos which makes the baby cranky.”
“We head back over to the living room, where his diaper is lying on the floor in front of his DVD player, next to his pants, which I hadn't put back on earlier after changing him.”
“Watching black Africans worship a pasty Jesus who is wearing what Tessa can best describe as a diaper is a cultural experience Tessa could live without.”
“Cecil treasures a photo in which tiny Calvin, wearing a diaper, is sitting atop a horse.”
“What is a simple and direct marketing strategy at mothers, who by the way are the ones who run the families of this nation, is perceived as an attack on the feminist perception of their utopian goal to change human anthropology to such an extent that advertising organizations will actually target men in diaper commercials and home cleaning products.”
“Lesson learned - toddler not allowed to sleep in diaper only, EVER”
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Woven, knit and tatted fabrics. Other kinds of cloth, such as tapa and chamois are not included.
Square or rectangular pieces of fabric of various uses.
For nonporous surfaces.
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