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Meaning of CAPARISON

Pronunciation:  ku'parisun

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  stable gear consisting of a decorated covering for a horse, especially (formerly) for a warhorse
  2. [v]  put a caparison on; of horses

CAPARISON is a 9 letter word that starts with C.


 Synonyms: bard, dress up, housing, housings, trapping, trappings
 See Also: adorn, bard, beautify, decorate, embellish, grace, horsecloth, ornament, saddlery, stable gear, tack



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \Ca*par"i*son\, n. [F. capara?on, fr. Sp. caparazon a
    cover for a saddle, coach, etc.; capa cloak, cover (fr. LL.
    capa, cf. LL. caparo also fr. capa) + the term. azon. See
    1. An ornamental covering or housing for a horse; the harness
       or trappings of a horse, taken collectively, esp. when
             Their horses clothed with rich caparison. --Drylen.
    2. Gay or rich clothing.
             My heart groans beneath the gay caparison.
  2. \Ca*par"i*son\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Caparisoned}p.
    pr. & vb. n. {Caparisoning}.] [Cf. F capara[,c]onner.]
    1. To cover with housings, as a horse; to harness or fit out
       with decorative trappings, as a horse.
             The steeds, caparisoned with purple, stand.
    2. To aborn with rich dress; to dress.
             I am caparisoned like a man.          --Shak.
Thesaurus Terms
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