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Definition of the noun accouterment

What does accouterment mean as a name of something?

noun - plural: accouterments

  1. clothing that is worn or carried, but not part of your main clothing

Alternative definition of the noun accouterment


  1. an accessory
  2. apparatus needed for a task or journey
  3. military equipment other than weapons and uniform
  4. See trappings.

Printed dictionaries and other books with definitions for accouterment

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Google previewThe Complete Idiot's Guide to Slow Cooker Cooking (2003)

by Ellen Brown

accouterment An accouterment is an accompaniment, trapping, or garnish. al dente Italian for "against the teeth." Refers to pasta (or other ingredient such as rice) that is neither soft nor hard, but just slightly firm against the teeth. This ...

Google previewPocket Oxford English Dictionary (2013)

by Maurice Waite

(US accouterment) n. an extra item of clothing or equipment. – origin French accoutrer 'clothe, equip'. accredit v. (accredits, accrediting, accredited) 1 (accredit something to) give someone the credit for something. 2 give official authorization ...

Google previewNew American Roget's College Thesaurus in Dictionary Form (Revised &Updated) (2002)

by Philip D. Morehead

furnishings, gear, harness, supplies, apparatus, accouterment, appointment, outfit, apparel. See CLOTHING, INSTRUMENTALITY, PROVISION. equipoise,n. equilibrium; counterbalance.

Google previewThe Dimwit's Dictionary (2006)

More Than 5,000 Overused Words and Phrases and Alternatives to Them by Robert Hartwell Fiske, Joseph Epstein

accouterment; equipage; equipment; gear; paraphernalia; resources; supplies; ...

Google previewThe Encyclopedia of Work-Related Illnesses, Injuries, and Health Issues (2009)

by Ada P. Kahn

Turback says, “Although some body language is nearly universal, much of it is an accouterment of one culture or another. Certain actions may have one meaning in Mexico, a different meaning in the United States, and no relevance in Canada ...

Google previewDictionary of Spelling

by Pramod K. Chaudhari

xerophile x-rated x-rays xylitol xylophone xylophone xylose yacht yarmulke yellow yeoman zealot zephyr zinc zucchini A abridgement, abridgment accoutrement, accouterment acknowledgement, acknowledgment advertise, advertize aeon, ...

Google previewDictionary of Hard Words (1910)

by Robert Morris Pierce

accouterment ...

Google previewThe Doubleday Roget's Thesaurus in Dictionary Form (2009)

by Sidney L. Landau

accouterment n. EQUIPMENT.

Google previewSchirmer's Complete Rhyming Dictionary (2010)

by Paul Zollo

merman motorman oysterman predetermine sermon triggerman vermin wasserman UR-MENT accouterment averment betterment bewilderment conferment deferment determent disfigurement dismemberment embitterment empowerment ...

Google previewColour Oxford English Dictionary (2011)

by Oxford Dictionaries,

accoutrement /uh-koo-truh- muhnt/ (US spelling accouterment) noun an extra item of clothing or equipment. accredit verb ( accredits, accrediting ...

Google previewBryson's Dictionary for Writers and Editors (2011)

by Bill Bryson

accouterment. Accra. Capital of Ghana. Acheson, Dean. (1893–1971) American diplomat and politician ; secretary of state,

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Small photo of WHEATON, ILLINOIS/USA - SEPTEMBER 7: American Revolutionary War (1775-1783) reenactment on September 7, 2013, in Wheaton, IL. Actor in period dress describes accouterment of two actor-soldiers. More...

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Accouterment Meaning

Video shows what accouterment means. The act of accoutering.. An article of clothing or equipment, in particular when used as an accessory.. apparatus ...

Scrabble value of A1C3C3O1U1T1E1R1M3E1N1T1

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