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    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • UK Pronunciation
    • UK IPA
    • [huh-bil-uh-muh nt]
    • /həˈbɪl ə mənt/
    • /hə.ˈbɪ.lɪ.mənt/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [huh-bil-uh-muh nt]
    • /həˈbɪl ə mənt/

Definitions of habiliment word

  • noun habiliment Usually, habiliments. clothes or clothing. clothes as worn in a particular profession, way of life, etc. 1
  • noun habiliment habiliments, accouterments or trappings. 1
  • noun habiliment Clothing. 1
  • noun habiliment dress or attire 0
  • noun habiliment clothing; dress; attire 0
  • noun habiliment furnishings or equipment; trappings 0

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Origin of habiliment

First appearance:

before 1375
One of the 22% oldest English words
1375-1425; late Middle English (h)abylement < Middle French habillement, equivalent to habill(er), abill(ier) to trim a log, hence, dress, prepare (< Vulgar Latin *adbiliare; see a-5, billet2) + -ment -ment

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Parts of speech for Habiliment


habiliment popularity

A pretty common term. Usually people know it’s meaning, but prefer to use a more spread out synonym. About 53% of English native speakers know the meaning and use word.
According to our data about 62% of words is more used. This is a rare but used term. It occurs in the pages of specialized literature and in the speech of educated people.

habiliment usage trend in Literature

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Synonyms for habiliment

noun habiliment

  • gown — a woman's dress or robe, especially one that is full-length.
  • garb — a fashion or mode of dress, especially of a distinctive, uniform kind: in the garb of a monk.
  • attire — Your attire is the clothes you are wearing.
  • apparel — Apparel means clothes, especially formal clothes worn on an important occasion.
  • dress — an outer garment for women and girls, consisting of bodice and skirt in one piece.

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