from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n.pl. Personal belongings.
- n.pl. The articles used in a particular activity; equipment: a photographer's paraphernalia. See Synonyms at equipment.
- n.pl. A married woman's personal property exclusive of her dowry, according to common law.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. Miscellaneous items, especially the set of equipment required for a particular activity; stuff.
- n. Things a woman owns, apart from her dowry.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n.pl. Something reserved to a wife, over and above her dower, being chiefly apparel and ornaments suited to her degree.
- n.pl. Personal belongings; ornaments; finery; sundry objects carried about for personal convenience.
- n.pl. The appendages, apparatus, or equipment used in a particular activity.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. In law, those personal articles which the common law recognized the right of a married woman to own and keep, notwithstanding the marital right of her husband to her personal property in general.
- n. Personal ornaments or accessories of attire; trappings; equipments, especially such as are used on parade, or for ostentatious display, as the symbolic garments, ornaments, weapons, etc., used by freemasons or the like.
- n. Miscellaneous possessions, as the numerous small conveniences of a traveler, small decorative objects, and the like.
- n. Ornaments, or ornamental accessories, collectively.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. equipment consisting of miscellaneous articles needed for a particular operation or sport etc.
Many of these restaurants will integrate paraphernalia from the history of the theater into their interior design.
Just for fun the company has a chart tracking sales and, sure enough, Huckabee and McCain paraphernalia sales shot up before they took off in the polls and winning contests.
Seriously: someone tell the kids enjoying the "suite life" that wearing Saints paraphernalia is not a crime.
The person who walked off with a hunting stand and related paraphernalia from a wooded area in Gambrills might have had a second thought if he knew who owned them: Sheriff Ronald S. Bateman.
I should have realized when I tabulated the survey results for a community event where peope received free books and paraphernalia from the organization, yet still had no idea who they were and what they did.
Walpole's more aristocratically-detached contemplation of Gothic paraphernalia is precisely what gave rise to the unprecedented amount of Gothic romances in the
All the usual paraphernalia is thereheroic fight against odds, escape at the last moment, shots of galloping horses, love interest, comic relief.
She also said that the committee’s online store, which sells inaugural paraphernalia, is doing a “robust” business, with 6,000 people having bought items ranging in price from $2 to $400.
Lucy, about that shawl — that’s not part of your Stevie Nicks paraphernalia, is it?
Standing out amid the paraphernalia is a green-and-gold Oakland A's cap, meant to remind the program's staff of the film Moneyball, in which Brad Pitt plays the renegade baseball executive Billy Beane.