from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. The special dress or garb associated with an occasion or office. Often used in the plural: "shrouded from head to foot in the habiliments of the grave” ( Edgar Allan Poe).
- n. Clothes.
- n. Characteristic furnishings or equipment; trappings: surrounded by the habiliments of the television news industry.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. Clothes, especially clothing appropriate for someone's job, status, or to an occasion.
- n. Equipment or furnishings characteristic of a place or being; trappings.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A garment; an article of clothing.
- n. Dress, in general.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A garment; clothing: usually in the plural: as, the habiliments of war; fashionable habiliments.
- n. A border, as of gold, pearls, etc., in ancient dress. See biliment.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. a covering designed to be worn on a person's body
Middle English habilement, from Old French habillement, from habiller, to clothe, alteration (influenced by habit, clothing) of abiller, to prepare, strip a tree of its branches : a-, toward (from Latin ad-; see ad-) + bille, log; see billet2.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
Middle English habilement, from Old French habillement "to clothe". (Wiktionary)