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Meaning of PARAPHERNALIA

Pronunciation:  `parufur'neylyu

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
[n]  equipment consisting of miscellaneous articles needed for a particular operation or sport etc.
 

PARAPHERNALIA is a 13 letter word that starts with P.

 

 Synonyms: appurtenances, gear
 
 See Also: equipment, fishing gear, fishing rig, fishing tackle, kit, outfit, regalia, rig, rigging, saddlery, stable gear, tack, tackle

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\Par`a*pher*na"li*a\, n. pl. [LL. paraphernalia
bona, fr. L. parapherna, pl., parapherna, Gr. ?; ? beside + ?
a bride's dowry, fr. fe`rein to bring. See 1st {Bear}.]
1. (Law) Something reserved to a wife, over and above her
   dower, being chiefly apparel and ornaments suited to her
   degree.

2. Appendages; ornaments; finery; equipments.

 
Thesaurus Terms
 
 Related Terms: accessories, accouterments, appanages, apparatus, appendages, appliances, appointments, appurtenances, armament, baggage, belongings, chattels, choses, choses in action, choses in possession, choses local, choses transitory, clobber, conveniences, crap, duffel, effects, equipage, equipment, facilities, facility, fittings, fixtures, furnishings, furniture, gear, impedimenta, installations, junk, kit, machinery, material things, materials, materiel, movables, munition, munitions, outfit, perquisites, personal effects, plant, plumbing, possessions, property, rig, rigging, rubbish, shit, stock-in-trade, stuff, supplies, tackle, things, trappings, utensils
 

 

 

 

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