Definitions for millineryˈmɪl əˌnɛr i, -nə ri

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

mil•li•ner•yˈmɪl əˌnɛr i, -nə ri(n.)

  1. women's hats and related articles.

    Category: Clothing

  2. the business or trade of a milliner.

    Category: Clothing

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. millinery, hat shop(noun)

    shop selling women's hats

  2. millinery, woman's hat(noun)

    hats for women; the wares sold by a milliner


  1. millinery(Noun)

    Women's hats.

  2. millinery(Noun)

    A shop with women's hats.

  3. millinery(Noun)

    The wares of a shop with women's hats.

  4. millinery(Noun)

    The business and work that a milliner engages in.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Millinery(noun)

    the articles made or sold by milliners, as headdresses, hats or bonnets, laces, ribbons, and the like

  2. Millinery(noun)

    the business of work of a milliner


  1. Hatmaking

    Hatmaking is the manufacture of hats and headwear. Millinery is the designing and manufacture of hats. A millinery shop is a store that sells those goods. A milliner or hatter designs, makes, trims, or sells hats. Millinery is sold to women, men and children, though some definitions limit the term to women's hats. Historically, milliners, typically female shopkeepers, produced or imported an inventory of garments for men, women, and children, including hats, shirts, cloaks, shifts, caps, neckerchiefs, and undergarments, and sold these garments in their millinery shop. More recently, the term milliner has evolved to describe a person who designs, makes, sells or trims hats primarily for a female clientele. The origin of the term is likely the Middle English milener, an inhabitant of Milan or one who deals in items from this Italian city known for its fashion and clothing.

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