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Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
▪ His hair was spread behind him like a black raiment.
▪ In its dazzling raiment of spring, the land belies the tragedy that inflicted such sorrow on the people of Oklahoma.
The Collaborative International Dictionary

Raiment \Rai"ment\ (r[=a]"ment), n. [Abbrev. fr. arraiment. See Array.]

  1. Clothing in general; vesture; garments; -- usually singular in form, with a collective sense.

    Living, both food and raiment she supplies.

  2. An article of dress. [R. or Obs.]
    --Sir P. Sidney.

Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary

c.1400, "clothing, vesture" (archaic), shortening of arayment "clothing" (late 14c.), from Anglo-French araiement, from Old French areement, from areer "to array" (see array (v.)).


n. (context archaic or literary English) clothing, garments, dress, material.

  1. n. especially fine or decorative clothing [syn: array, regalia]

  2. v. provide with clothes or put clothes on; "Parents must feed and dress their child" [syn: dress, clothe, enclothe, garb, tog, garment, habilitate, fit out, apparel] [ant: undress]

Usage examples of "raiment".

This acknowledgment lies hidden in all evil, however the evil may be veiled by good and truth, which are borrowed raiment, or like wreaths of perishable flowers, put around the evil lest it appear in its nakedness.

Putting on my raiment white within the screen, Putting on my crown of gold whose gems are seven Fair is the fourfold river that maketh no moan, Fair are the trees fruit-bearing of the wood, Fair are the gold and bdellium and the onyx stone, And I know the gold of that land is good.

They seemed clad in the skins of beasts, so torn and bepatched the raiment that had survived nearly four years of cruising.

For though they had abundance of rich plenishing, and gay raiment, and good weapons and armour, howbeit of strange and uncouth fashion, yet he deemed when he looked on them that they would scarce have the souls of men in their bodies, but that they were utterly vile through and through, like the shapes of an evil dream.

But lo, now were they dight in fresh and fair raiment and gleaming war-array.

Thou hast conjured me out of the mighty democratic elements--clothe me: my raiment shall be woven by fatherless children.

Emir el Hamel el Kebir and his Vizier, the Sheikh el Habibka, stately men in fine raiment.

They were Bududreen and the same tall Malay whom Sing had seen twice before--once in splendid raiment and commanding the pirate prahu, and again as a simple boatman come to the Ithaca to trade, but without the goods to carry out his professed intentions.

But when they were gone eight days from the Valley of Sweet-chestnuts, they came across a flock of uncouth-looking sheep on a green hill-side, and four folk shepherding them, two carles to wit, and two queans, like to their way-leaders, but scarce so goodly, and ruder of raiment.

When the fully matured Goddess and the radiant Heroine of the latest International Alliance came home with the French Language and two tons of Glad Raiment, they found themselves reuning with the Magnate at the big Table over by the Fountain.

Even among the Go-captains, whose thoughts were rarely on such matters, Tedesco was known for his raiment, the foppish arrangement of his mantle of office and his be-jeweled badges of authority.

For the first time he perceived all the infamous manner of his death: the shameless populace crowding round the scaffold, the hateful hand of the executioner taking him by the Hair, and the drops of his blood besprinkling the white raiment of his sister and covering her with shame.

Sometimes I went in the boar-ornamented armor and other insignia of my marshalcy, sometimes in the elegant raiment that a herizogo or dux is entitled to flaunt, but most often I went in the anonymous dress of a simple country wayfarer.

And methought that in character she was like to show as little simplicity as she did in raiment.

He stood there in the raiment of a king, and the gates of the jewelled shrine flew open, and from the crystal of the many-rayed monstrance shone a marvellous and mystical light.