Definition of Apron

1. Noun. A garment of cloth or leather or plastic that is tied about the waist and worn to protect your clothing.

Terms within: Apron String, Bib
Generic synonyms: Protective Garment

2. Noun. (golf) the part of the fairway leading onto the green.
Category relationships: Golf, Golf Game
Group relationships: Fairway
Generic synonyms: Land Site, Site

3. Noun. The part of a modern theater stage between the curtain and the orchestra (i.e., in front of the curtain).
Exact synonyms: Forestage, Proscenium
Terms within: Footlights, Prompt Box, Prompter's Box
Generic synonyms: Stage
Group relationships: Theater Stage, Theatre Stage

4. Noun. A paved surface where aircraft stand while not being used.
Group relationships: Airfield, Field, Flying Field, Landing Field
Generic synonyms: Paved Surface

Definition of Apron

1. n. An article of dress, of cloth, leather, or other stuff, worn on the fore part of the body, to keep the clothes clean, to defend them from injury, or as a covering. It is commonly tied at the waist by strings.

Definition of Apron

1. Noun. An article of clothing worn over the front of the torso and/or legs for protection from spills. ¹

2. Noun. A hard surface bordering a structure or area. ¹

3. Noun. The sides of a tree’s canopy. ¹

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Definition of Apron

1. to provide with an apron (a garment worn to protect one's clothing) [v -ED, -ING, -S]

Medical Definition of Apron

1. 1. An article of dress, of cloth, leather, or other stuff, worn on the fore part of the body, to keep the clothes clean, to defend them from injury, or as a covering. It is commonly tied at the waist by strings. 2. Something which by its shape or use suggests an apron; as, The fat skin covering the belly of a goose or duck. A piece of leather, or other material, to be spread before a person riding on an outside seat of a vehicle, to defend him from the rain, snow, or dust; a boot. "The weather being too hot for the apron." . The infolded abdomen of a crab. Origin: OE. Napron, OF. Naperon, F. Napperon, dim. Of OF. Nape, F. Nappe, cloth, tablecloth, LL. Napa, fr. L. Mappa, napkin, table napkin. See Map. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

Lexicographical Neighbors of Apron

apron (current term)
apron-string hold
apron flashing
apron string
apron strings

Literary usage of Apron

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Ancient and Modern Scottish Songs, Heroic Ballads, Etc by David Herd, Sidney Gilpin, George Paton (1870)
"apron Deary. "~T*WAS early in the morning, a morning of May, ... My apron, deary, my apron now, My belly bears up my apron now, But I being a young thing, ..."

2. International Library of Technology: A Series of Textbooks for Persons by International Textbook Company (1906)
"At the rear of the hopper is an endless apron b, called a lifting, or elevating, apron. This apron, which travels in the direction indicated by the arrow, ..."

3. Manners and customs of the ancient Egyptians: Including Their Private Life by John Gardner Wilkinson (1837)
"This apron was richly ornamented in front with lions' heads, and other devices, probably of coloured leather; and the border was frequently formed of a row ..."

4. The Uncivilized Races of Men in All Countries of the World: Being a by John George Wood (1879)
"Another apron is seen at the side of the illustration entitled" Dress and ornaments," on page 49, fig. 1. This is a very elaborate affair, and is made on a ..."

5. Domestic Service by Lucy Maynard Salmon (1897)
"The cap and apron sometimes indicate the rise of the employer in the social scale rather than the professional advance of the employee. ..."

6. The Northern Tribes of Central Australia by Baldwin Spencer, Francis James Gillen (1904)
"—WOMAN'S apron MADE or MI MAN II UK-VIKING. ANII. ... Most often the apron is made out of opossum fur-string. There is a strand which passes round the waist ..."

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