raiment NOUN archaic or literary clothing.
ORIGIN shortening of obsolete arrayment «dress, outfit».

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  • Raiment — Rai ment (r[=a] ment), n. [Abbrev. fr. arraiment. See {Array}.] 1. Clothing in general; vesture; garments; usually singular in form, with a collective sense. [1913 Webster] Living, both food and raiment she supplies. Dryden. [1913 Webster] 2. An… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • raiment — (n.) mid 15c., shortening of arayment clothing, from Anglo Fr. araiement, from O.Fr. areement, from areer to array (see ARRAY (Cf. array) (v.)) …   Etymology dictionary

  • raiment — apparel, attire, *clothes, clothing, dress …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • raiment — [rā′mənt] n. [ME rayment, aphetic for arayment: see ARRAY & MENT] Archaic clothing; wearing apparel; attire …   English World dictionary

  • raiment — [[t]re͟ɪmənt[/t]] raiments N UNCOUNT: also N in pl Raiment is clothing. [LITERARY] I want nothing but raiment and daily bread. Syn: clothing …   English dictionary

  • Raiment — This unusual name is of Old Norman/French origin, and was introduced into England after the Conquest of 1066. It was developed from the Norman personal name Raimund, Raimond , itself adopted from the Old German given name Raginmund , composed of… …   Surnames reference

  • raiment — noun Etymology: Middle English rayment, short for arrayment, from arrayen to array Date: 15th century clothing, garments …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • raiment — /ray meuhnt/, n. clothing; apparel; attire. [1350 1400; ME rayment, aph. var. of arrayment. See ARRAY, MENT] * * * …   Universalium

  • raiment — noun /ˈɹeɪmənt/ Clothing, garments, dress, material. For all that beauty that doth cover thee …   Wiktionary

  • raiment — Synonyms and related words: apparel, array, attire, bedeck, bedizenment, bedrape, bundle up, clad, clothe, clothes, clothing, costume, deck, dight, drape, drapery, dress, dressing, dud, duds, enclothe, endue, enrobe, enshroud, envelop, enwrap,… …   Moby Thesaurus

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