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Meaning of FINERY

Pronunciation:  'fInuree

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
[n]  especially fine or decorative clothing
 

FINERY is a 6 letter word that starts with F.

 

 Synonyms: array, raiment, regalia
 
 See Also: apparel, article of clothing, clothes, clothing, vesture, war paint, wear, wearing apparel

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\Fin"er*y\, n.
1. Fineness; beauty. [Obs.]

         Don't choose your place of study by the finery of
         the prospects.                        --I. Watts.

2. Ornament; decoration; especially, excecially decoration;
   showy clothes; jewels.

         Her mistress' cast-off finery.        --F. W.
                                               Robertson.

3. [Cf. {Refinery}.] (Iron Works) A charcoal hearth or
   furnace for the conversion of cast iron into wrought iron,
   or into iron suitable for puddling.

 
Thesaurus Terms
 
 Related Terms: apparel, bravery, chiffon, clinquant, clothes, decorations, fancy dress, festoons, folderol, foofaraw, frill, frilliness, frilling, frills, frills and furbelows, frippery, froufrou, full dress, fuss, gaiety, gaudery, gear, gewgaw, gilding, gilt, gingerbread, ornament, ornaments, party dress, paste, pinchbeck, regalia, Sunday best, superfluity, tinsel, trappings, trickery, trimming, trinkets, trumpery, war paint
 

 

 

 

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