American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. Clothing; garments.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. That in which one is arrayed or clad; clothing; vesture; formerly sometimes, in the plural, garments.
- n. Synonyms Clothes, dress, attire, habiliments, garb, costume, array. These words are all in current use, while raiment and vesture have a poetic or antique sound.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. Clothing in general; vesture; garments; -- usually singular in form, with a collective sense.
- n. R. or Obs. An article of dress.
- n. especially fine or decorative clothing
- v. provide with clothes or put clothes on
- Aphetized from array + -ment. (Wiktionary)
- Middle English, short for araiment, from Old French areement, array, from areer, arrayer, to array; see array. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“The clerical staff will not disport themselves in raiment of bright colors, nor will they wear hose unless in good repair.”
“The clerical staff will not disport themselves in raiment of bright colors, nor will they wear hose unless in good repair. colors?”
“So he carried him to his place and clad his daughter in raiment, such as added to her beauty and loveliness.”
“Then he repaired to a blacksmith, after stripping her and her damsels of their silken apparel and clothing them in raiment of hair-cloth, and bade him make three pairs of iron shackles.”
“But, as the sun's "glorious raiment" is replaced by the merely reflective light of a "bright cloud," the "mild beam" of human sympathy gives way before the questionable lustre of the miser's gold (which signifies, in Visions 'imperialist context, the stolen wealth comprising the so-called commonwealth).”
“When Christ has need of us, His messenger will appear; he is clothed in raiment white as snow, and although his voice is always gentle, it is clearly heard in the rush and roar of the tempest as on a summer's day.”
“Robed in raiment of beauty, diaphanous gear of Benares.”
“Some for the words -- in raiment of needlework -- propose another rendering, "on variegated (or embroidered) cloths" -- that is, in the manner of the East, richly wrought tapestry was spread on the ground, on which the bride walked.”
“The misery of the times had reduced the nobles and matrons of Rome to accept, without a blush, the benevolence of the church: three thousand virgins received their food and raiment from the hand of their benefactor; and many bishops of Italy escaped from the Barbarians to the hospitable threshold of the Vatican.”
“14 She shall be brought unto the king in raiment of needlework: the virgins her companions that follow her shall be brought unto thee.”
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