Search Result for "paraphernalia": pronunciation
Wordnet 3.0

NOUN (1)

1. equipment consisting of miscellaneous articles needed for a particular operation or sport etc.;
[syn: gear, paraphernalia, appurtenance]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Paraphernalia \Par`a*pher*na"li*a\, n. pl. [LL. paraphernalia bona, fr. L. parapherna, pl., parapherna, Gr. ?; para` beside + ? a bride's dowry, fr. fe`rein to bring. See 1st Bear.] [1913 Webster] 1. (Law) Something reserved to a wife, over and above her dower, being chiefly apparel and ornaments suited to her degree. [1913 Webster] 2. Personal belongings; ornaments; finery; sundry objects carried about for personal convenience. [1913 Webster +PJC] 3. The appendages, apparatus, or equipment used in a particular activity; as, surveyors unloading their paraphernalia from a van. [PJC]
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):

paraphernalia n 1: equipment consisting of miscellaneous articles needed for a particular operation or sport etc. [syn: gear, paraphernalia, appurtenance]
Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:

60 Moby Thesaurus words for "paraphernalia": accessories, accouterments, appanages, apparatus, appendages, appliances, appointments, appurtenances, armament, baggage, belongings, chattels, choses, choses in action, choses in possession, choses local, choses transitory, clobber, conveniences, crap, duffel, effects, equipage, equipment, facilities, facility, fittings, fixtures, furnishings, furniture, gear, impedimenta, installations, junk, kit, machinery, material things, materials, materiel, movables, munition, munitions, outfit, perquisites, personal effects, plant, plumbing, possessions, property, rig, rigging, rubbish, shit, stock-in-trade, stuff, supplies, tackle, things, trappings, utensils




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