What does caparison mean?

Definitions for caparison
kəˈpær ə sənca·pari·son

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. caparison, trapping, housing(verb)

    stable gear consisting of a decorated covering for a horse, especially (formerly) for a warhorse

  2. caparison, bard, barde, dress up(verb)

    put a caparison on

    "caparison the horses for the festive occasion"


  1. caparison(Noun)

    The often ornamental coverings for an animal, especially a horse or an elephant.

  2. caparison(Verb)

    To dress up a horse or elephant with ornamental coverings.

  3. Origin: from caparazón.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Caparison(noun)

    an ornamental covering or housing for a horse; the harness or trappings of a horse, taken collectively, esp. when decorative

  2. Caparison(noun)

    gay or rich clothing

  3. Caparison(verb)

    to cover with housings, as a horse; to harness or fit out with decorative trappings, as a horse

  4. Caparison(verb)

    to aborn with rich dress; to dress

  5. Origin: [F. caparaon, fr. Sp. caparazon a cover for a saddle, coach, etc.; capa cloak, cover (fr. LL. capa, cf. LL. caparo also fr. capa) + the term. azon. See Cap.]


  1. Caparison

    A caparison is a covering, or cloth, laid over a horse or other animal, especially a pack animal, or horse of state. In modern times, it is used mainly for decoration in parades and for historical reenactments. A similar term is horse-trapper.The word is of Spanish origin, being derived from an augmentative form of the Latin word caput, "head".

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Caparison

    ka-par′is-un, n. the covering of a horse: a rich cloth laid over a war-horse: dress and ornaments generally.—v.t. to cover with a cloth, as a horse: to dress very richly.—adj. Capar′isoned. [Fr. caparaçon—Sp. caparazon, augmentative of capa, a cape, cover—Low L. cappa.]


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of caparison in Chaldean Numerology is: 4

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of caparison in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6

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Translations for caparison

From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary

  • hepenet, loimi, koristeloimiFinnish
  • чепра́к, попо́наRussian

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