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Webster 1913 Edition


Raiment

Rai′ment

(rā′ment)
,
Noun.
[Abbrev. fr.
arraiment
. See
Array
.]
1.
Clothing in general; vesture; garments; – usually singular in form, with a collective sense.
Living, both food and
raiment
she supplies.
Dryden.
2.
An article of dress.
[R. or Obs.]
Sir P. Sidney.

Webster 1828 Edition


Raiment

RA'IMENT

,
Noun.
[for arrayment. See Array and Ray.]
1.
Clothing in general; vestments; vesture; garments.
Gen. 24. Deut. 8.
Living, both food and raiment she supplies.
2.
A single garment.
[In this sense it is rarely used, and indeed is improper.]

Definition 2022


raiment

raiment

English

Noun

raiment (plural raiments)

  1. (archaic or literary) Clothing, garments, dress, material.
    • William Shakespeare, Sonnet XXII, 5,6.
      For all that beauty that doth cover thee
      Is but the seemly raiment of my heart
    • 1866, Swinburne, Algernon, Aholibah, lines 11-12:
      Strange raiment clad thee like a bride,
      With silk to wear on hands and feet
    • 2006 December 24, Myers, PZ, “The Courtier's Reply”, in Pharyngula, retrieved 2011-10-30:
      We have entire schools dedicated to writing learned treatises on the beauty of the Emperor's raiment, and every major newspaper runs a section dedicated to imperial fashion...

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