American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. An outer garment worn chiefly by women of India and Pakistan, consisting of a length of lightweight cloth with one end wrapped about the waist to form a skirt and the other draped over the shoulder or covering the head.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The principal garment of a Hindu woman, consisting of a long piece of silk or cotton cloth, wrapped round the middle of the body, with one end falling nearly to the feet, and the other thrown over the head.
- n. Hence Any long scarf.
- n. The traditional dress of women in the Indian Subcontinent; an outer garment consisting of a single length of cotton or silk, most often with one end wrapped around the waist to form a skirt, the other draped over the shoulder or head.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. Same as saree.
- n. a dress worn primarily by Hindu women; consists of several yards of light material that is draped around the body
- From Hindi साड़ी (sāṛī), from Sanskrit षाटी (ṣāṭī). (Wiktionary)
- Hindi sāṛī, from Prakrit sāḍī, from Sanskrit śāṭī. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“In three recent cases of what they call 'sari cancer,' they believe women contracted the disease through skin irritation from knotting their petticoats too tightly in the same position over a long period of time.”
“The sari is making a comeback in India, reports Emily Wax, in a story that does not even mention Michaele Salahi, not at all.”
“A sari is wrapped, yes, but it's a minimum of six yards of fabric, and this was a shawl.”
“They hoped to learn some of the 108 ways to drape a sari from the grand aunty of the garment: Rta Kapur Chishti, a textile historian and sari stalwart.”
“Hyderabad designer Vinita Pittie has made the skirt sari, which can be tied around the waist with the goal of attracting young Indians who might feel that the traditional sari is difficult to drape.”
“I believe the Indian sari is the perfect garment, ancient in its concept, and provides a barrier between your body and the public.”
“Some variant of the sari is still in daily wear from Thailand all the way to Pakistan; and with all the regional variations, there are dozens and dozens of ways to wrap them.”
“Memsa'b had chosen her gown carefully, after discarding a walking suit, a mourning gown and veil, and a peculiar draped garment she called a sari, a souvenir of her time in India.”
“Mem'sab had chosen her gown carefully, after discarding a walking-suit, a mourning-gown and veil, and a peculiar draped garment she called a sari, a souvenir of her time in India.”
“She decided to wear a sari, which is a traditional Indian dress for tonight hard to put on.”
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