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Meaning of FINERY

Pronunciation:  'fInuree

WordNet Dictionary
[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
\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.

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