diaper

Definitions

  • Diaper Ornamentation
    Diaper Ornamentation
  • WordNet 3.6
    • n diaper garment consisting of a folded cloth drawn up between the legs and fastened at the waist; worn by infants to catch excrement
    • n diaper a fabric (usually cotton or linen) with a distinctive woven pattern of small repeated figures
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: Babies that wear disposable diapers are five times more likely to get a diaper rash than babies wearing a cotton diaper
    • Diaper A towel or napkin for wiping the hands, etc. "Let one attend him with a silver basin, . . . Another bear the ewer, the third a diaper ."
    • Diaper An infant's breechcloth.
    • Diaper Any textile fabric (esp. linen or cotton toweling) woven in diaper pattern. See 2.
    • Diaper (Fine Arts) Surface decoration of any sort which consists of the constant repetition of one or more simple figures or units of design evenly spaced.
    • v. i Diaper To draw flowers or figures, as upon cloth. "If you diaper on folds."
    • Diaper To ornament with figures, etc., arranged in the pattern called diaper, as cloth in weaving. "Diapered light.""Engarlanded and diapered With in wrought flowers."
    • Diaper To put a diaper on (a child).
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: After 8 months, babies are more likely to get a diaper rash
    • n diaper Originally, a silken fabric of one color having a pattern of the same color woven in it; now, a textile fabric having a pattern not strongly defined, and repeated at short intervals; especially, such a fabric of linen, where the pattern is indicated only by the direction of the thread, the whole being white or in the unbleached natural color. Compare damask 1 . The pattern of such diaper is usually a series of squares, lozenges, and the like, or of sets of squares, etc., one within another.
    • n diaper A pattern for decoration of any kind consisting of a simple figure often repeated, as in the woven fabric.
    • n diaper Any pattern constantly repeated over a relatively large surface, whether consisting of figures separated by the background only, or of compartments constantly succeeding one another, and filled with a design, especially a geometric design, or one based on a flower-form. It is used in architecture, especially medieval, sculptured in low relief as an ornamental ground, and is frequent as a background in manuscript illumination, in painted panels, especially with gilding, and as a decoration for other flat surfaces.
    • n diaper In heraldry, same as diapering.
    • n diaper A towel or napkin.
    • n diaper A square piece of cloth for swaddling the nates and adjacent parts of au infant; a clout.
    • diaper To variegate or diversify, as cloth, with figures; flower: as, diapered silk.
    • diaper To draw or work in diaper, or as part of a diaper; introduce in a diapered pattern or fabric.
    • diaper To draw a series or succession of flowers or figures, as upon cloth.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: Approximately 18 billion disposable diapers end up in landfills each year. These diapers can takes as long as 500 years to finally decompose
    • n Diaper dī′a-pėr unbleached linen cloth woven in slightly defined figures, used for towels, &c.: a pattern for ornamentation, woven, not coloured, in textiles: a floral or geometric pattern in low relief in architecture, often repeated over a considerable surface
    • v.t Diaper to variegate with figures, as diaper
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Quotations

  • Marshall Mcluhan
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    “Diaper backward spells repaid. Think about it.”
  • Stanislaw J. Lec
    Stanislaw J. Lec
    “Intelligence, in diapers, is invisible. And when it matures, out the window it flies. We have to pounce on it earlier.”

Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
OF. diaspre, diapre, diaspe, sort of figured cloth, It. diaspro, jasper, diaspo, figured cloth, from L. jaspis, a green-colored precious stone. See Jasper

Usage

In literature:

Take the following case: A mother discovers a small quantity of blood in the diaper of her two months old baby.
"The Eugenic Marriage, Vol. 3 (of 4)" by W. Grant Hague
The canopy supported by Corinthian columns of white marble, which are carved with foliated diaper pattern.
"Bell's Cathedrals: The Cathedral Church of St. Paul" by Arthur Dimock
O Night, diapered with fires innumerable!
"Astronomy for Amateurs" by Camille Flammarion
Its charm perhaps lies in its simplicity of construction yet rich ornamental effect, either as carved work or as a flat painted diaper.
"Line and Form (1900)" by Walter Crane
A simple form of diaper as a beginning is shown at fig.
"Bookbinding, and the Care of Books" by Douglas Cockerell
Its smooth surface became diapered with light airs, and moved with a gentle roll.
"The Beth Book" by Sarah Grand
The diapered ground in Illustration 9 (page 20) is satin-stitch upon coarse linen.
"Art in Needlework" by Lewis F. Day
Betty Diaper, I'll warrant, who prigged the gentleman's purse at the bottom of the hill.
"The International Monthly, Volume 3, No. 2, May, 1851" by Various
The sea lay like a vast cloth of silk, diapered in silver.
"Tante" by Anne Douglas Sedgwick
They are filled with diaper work, and the supporting pilasters are of various-coloured Irish marbles.
"A History of Horncastle from the earliest period to the present time" by James Conway Walter
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In poetry:

Or the nursemaid,
some luscious sweet from Denmark
who captures the oldest son's heart.
from diapers to Dior.
That story.
"Cinderella" by Anne Sexton

In news:

A diaper drive that got under way Nov 12 continues through Monday, Dec 3.
It can be a mother's best friend, providing a place to put your children when you're in a pinch and faced with a dirty diaper .
A newly-formed group working to gather diapers for needy families is looking for your help.
They are looking for diaper donations - they also collect adult diapers .
The Diaper Bank of New Mexico provides diapers and incontinence products to 23 partner organizations in Albuquerque, Rio Rancho and Valencia counties.
Potty training Chinese style is also known as "elimination training," or getting Junior to "go" on command, sans diapers .
Using slit-bottom pants called kaidangku, Chinese children have traditionally used very few diapers .
Red Diaper Babies' 1960s Tantrum.
Woman gets jail for daughter's ' diaper duty'.
(AP) — A Fridley woman has been sentenced to three months in jail for forcing her 12-year-old daughter to run outside in a diaper with her head shaved as punishment for a failing grade.
A Fridley woman has been sentenced to three months in jail for forcing her 12-year-old daughter to run outside in a diaper with her head shaved as punishment for a failing grade.
Fridley woman gets 3 months in jail for daughter's ' diaper duty.
The suspect allegedly hid the drugs in a child's diaper bag, as well as asking one of the occupants of his car to stuff the drugs in her underwear.
Mom gets jail for girl's diaper punishment.
Fridley Woman Sentenced for Diaper Punishment.
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In science:

According to Diaper (2005) the chronology of HCI starts in 1959 with Shakel’s paper on “The ergonomics of a computer” which was the first time that these issues were ever addressed.
The Review and Analysis of Human Computer Interaction (HCI) Principles
The 1980s saw the launch of three more HCI journals and conferences with an average attendance of 500 (Diaper 2005).
The Review and Analysis of Human Computer Interaction (HCI) Principles
Originally usability was the least but has since been promoted to cover everything. “The study of HCI became the study of Usability” (Diaper, 2005).
The Review and Analysis of Human Computer Interaction (HCI) Principles
The Fragmentation of HCI The History of HCI according to Diaper (2005) shows a lack of coherent development.
The Review and Analysis of Human Computer Interaction (HCI) Principles
The fragmentation of HCI discipline is already so extensive according to Diaper 2005 that it is hard to even characterise the method of approach.
The Review and Analysis of Human Computer Interaction (HCI) Principles
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