raiment

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • v raiment provide with clothes or put clothes on "Parents must feed and dress their child"
    • n raiment especially fine or decorative clothing
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Raiment An article of dress.
    • Raiment Clothing in general; vesture; garments; -- usually singular in form, with a collective sense. "Living, both food and raiment she supplies."
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n raiment That in which one is arrayed or clad; clothing; vesture; formerly sometimes, in the plural, garments.
    • n raiment Synonyms Clothes, dress, attire, habiliments, garb, costume, array. These words are all in current use, while raiment and vesture have a poetic or antique sound.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Raiment rā′ment that in which one is dressed: clothing in general.
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
Abbrev. fr. arraiment,. See Array
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
For arraiment. Cf. Array.

Usage

In literature:

The two thieves insult Him, the passers-by mock at Him, the soldiers cast lots for His raiment.
"Abbe Mouret's Transgression La Faute De L'abbe Mouret" by Emile Zola
The form I used to see Was but the raiment that he used to wear.
"The Christian Home" by Samuel Philips
The women huddled together to keep warm, regardless of their expensive raiment.
"The Bell in the Fog and Other Stories" by Gertrude Atherton
Raiment has an extraordinary effect on the whole machinery of life.
"Lippincott's Magazine of Popular Literature and Science, Vol. 11, No. 22, January, 1873" by Various
Then he chuckled over the thought of the reckless Seadogs who march in nautical raiment on the pier.
"A Dream of the North Sea" by James Runciman
As their character and conduct are different, so is their raiment.
"Notes On The Apocalypse" by David Steele
Half way up he found that the man in the sad-colored raiment was following him.
"Audrey" by Mary Johnston
One of the twain, an old man, gray bearded, was appealing to the other, clad in white raiment and youthful.
"And Thus He Came" by Cyrus Townsend Brady
I've kept right on and lived my own life in my own way, and never lacked food or raiment.
"Unleavened Bread" by Robert Grant
Their mantles then they shook, their weapons grasped; the high-born were clad in sumptuous raiment.
"The Elder Eddas of Saemund Sigfusson; and the Younger Eddas of Snorre Sturleson" by Saemund Sigfusson and Snorre Sturleson
When he came back the furs he had been clad in were either abandoned or hidden under fresh raiment.
"The Man in the Twilight" by Ridgwell Cullum
Their raiment is altogether after new models.
"Life in a Thousand Worlds" by William Shuler Harris
Physically, they were a superb couple, but in raiment they resembled scarecrows.
"The Wings of the Morning" by Louis Tracy
Her faith is in glossy raiment and a full belly.
"Punch, or the London Charivari, Vol. 1, October 2, 1841" by Various
He takes a fancy to exchange raiment with the miller.
"From Canal Boy to President" by Horatio Alger, Jr.
Food and raiment I receive by the favour of the villagers, so I take no heed for those things.
"Folk Tales Every Child Should Know" by Various
All the gods of chance flaunted their wild raiment here, above the brown flood of the Mississippi.
"Darkwater" by W. E. B. Du Bois
The raiment which he prescribed consisted of three pieces of cloth of the colour called kasava.
"Hinduism and Buddhism, Vol I. (of 3)" by Charles Eliot
Now that I have thrown off the mask, and put on the raiment of truth, I am a despised, miserable being.
"Japhet, In Search Of A Father" by Frederick Marryat
Holcombe was in fresh raiment and cleanly shaven, and with the radiant air of one who had had his first comfortable bath in a week.
"The Exiles and Other Stories" by Richard Harding Davis
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In poetry:

"And, Watson, too, stretched at my feet,
With bloody cheek and brow;
If there be truth in dreams, how bright
Must be his raiment now!
"Cameron's Stone" by Alexander Anderson
O Victory
How fair thou comest,
Young though the ages are thy raiment!
Thy song of death
How sweet thou singest,
Coming in that splendour of thy raiment!
"For Victory" by Thomas MacDonagh
Let not Doubt thine efforts tire,
God will give what all require,--
Raiment, home, and food!
And with these contented well,
Bid thine aspirations swell
To the Highest Good!
"Aspire" by Martin Farquhar Tupper
Lo, winged with world's wonders,
With miracles shod,
With the fires of his thunders
For raiment and rod,
God trembles in heaven, and his angels are white with the terror of God.
"Hertha" by Algernon Charles Swinburne
I will give you dainty raiment,
Jewelled o'er with fancies rare,
Through the shadow and the sunshine,
I will weave it for your wear,
Till all people see you clearly,
In the town's great thoroughfare.
"The Song Unsung" by Dollie Radford
Stoop! and my being flatter, love;
With sudden starlight scatter, love,
From the starry grace of thy rare face,
Whose might can make or shatter, love!
Come, raiment love in love's own radiant garments.
And kindle all my soul to rapturous torments!
"Falerina" by Madison Julius Cawein

In news:

Call it a "clothes hanger " journal: It provides a framework on which to hang the larger raiments of memory.
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