Definition of Finery

1. Noun. Elaborate or showy attire and accessories.

Generic synonyms: Attire, Dress, Garb
Specialized synonyms: Sunday Best, Sunday Clothes



Definition of Finery

1. n. Fineness; beauty.

Definition of Finery

1. Noun. (obsolete) Fineness; beauty. ¹

2. Noun. Ornament; decoration; especially, excessive decoration; showy clothes; jewels. ¹

3. Noun. (context: ironworking) A charcoal hearth or furnace for the conversion of cast iron into wrought iron, or into iron suitable for puddling. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Finery

1. elaborate adornment [n -ERIES]

Medical Definition of Finery

1. 1. Fineness; beauty. "Don't choose your place of study by the finery of the prospects." (I. Watts) 2. Ornament; decoration; especially, excecially decoration; showy clothes; jewels. "Her mistress' cast-off finery." (F. W. Robertson) 3. [Cf. Refinery. A charcoal hearth or furnace for the conversion of cast iron into wrought iron, or into iron suitable for puddling. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

Lexicographical Neighbors of Finery

finedraws
finedrew
fineer
fineered
fineering
fineers
fineish
fineless
finely
fineness
finenesses
finer
finer than frog hair
fineries
finers
finery (current term)
fines
fines herbes
finespun
finesse
finessed
finesser
finessers
finesses
finessing
finest
finetune
finetuned
finetunes
finetuning

Literary usage of Finery

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

1. A Practical Treatise on Metallurgy: Adapted from the Last German Edition of by Bruno Kerl, William Crookes, Ernst Otto Röhrig (1870)
"The dimensions of the finery fire, and above all the inclination of the tuyere, must be'modified according to the rapidity with which the pig-iron comes to ..."

2. A Dictionary of Arts, Manufactures, and Mines: Containing a Clear Exposition by Andrew Ure (1844)
"... or lumps in the finery furnace, which are lifted out, set under the hammer, ... manganese are also vitrified together, and run off in the finery cinder. ..."

3. The Metallurgy of Iron and Steel: Theoretical and Practical: in All Its by Henry Stafford Osborn (1869)
"finery Fire. We shall now describe a process intermediate between the blast furnace and the forge ; that is, the finery or run-out fire. ..."

4. The Manufacture of Iron, in All Its Various Branches: Including a by Frederick Overman (1854)
"finery Fire. We shall now describe a process intermediate between the blast furnace and the forge; that is, the finery or run-out fire. ..."

5. A Glossary: Or, Collection of Words, Phrases, Names, and Allusions to by Robert Nares (1859)
"... an article of finery, or from the neatness of the Spruce fir; ... Hence, probably, it arose, that spurs were long a very favorite article of finery, ..."

6. A Critical Pronouncing Dictionary, and Expositor of the English Language: To by John Walker (1806)
"Gayety, finery. To GAZE, g-.'ix.ivn To look intently and earnestly, to look with cage-mess. GAZE, gaze. s. Intuit regard, look of eagerness or wonder, ..."

7. The Vicar of Wakefield: A Tale by Oliver Goldsmith (1900)
"... CHAPTER IX Two ladies of great distinction introduced —Superior finery ever seems to confer superior breeding. M's BURCHELL had scarce taken leave, ..."

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