What does diaper mean?

Definitions for diaper
ˈdaɪ pər, ˈdaɪ ə pərdi·a·per

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. diaper, nappy, napkinnoun

    garment consisting of a folded cloth drawn up between the legs and fastened at the waist; worn by infants to catch excrement

  2. diapernoun

    a fabric (usually cotton or linen) with a distinctive woven pattern of small repeated figures

Wiktionary

  1. diapernoun

    A textile fabric having a diamond-shaped pattern formed by alternating directions of thread.

  2. diapernoun

    A towel or napkin made from such fabric.

  3. diapernoun

    An absorbent garment worn by a baby, or by someone who is incontinent.

  4. diapernoun

    The diamond pattern associated with diaper textiles.

  5. diaperverb

    To put diapers on someone.

    Diapering a baby is something you have to learn fast.

  6. Etymology: From Old French dyapre, diaspre, in mediaeval Latin diaspra, diasprum from δίασπρος (adj), from δια- ‘across’ + άσπρος ‘white’.

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. DIAPERnoun

    Etymology: diapre, French, of uncertain etymology.

    Not any damsel, which her vaunteth most
    In skilful knitting of soft silken twine;
    Nor any weaver, which his work doth boast
    In diaper, in damask, or in lyne,
    Might in their diverse cunning ever dare
    With this so curious net-work to compare. Edmund Spenser.

    Let one attend him with a silver bason
    Full of rose-water, and bestrew’d with flowers;
    Another bear the ewer, a third a diaper. William Shakespeare.

  2. To Diaperverb

    Etymology: from the noun.

    For fear the stones her tender foot should wrong,
    The ground he strew’d with flowers all along,
    And diaper’d like the discoloured mead. Edmund Spenser.

    Flora useth to cloath our grand-dame earth with a new livery, diapered with various flowers, and chequered with delightful objects. James Howell, Vocal Forrest.

    If you diaper upon folds, let your work be broken, and taken, as it were, by the half; for reason tells you, that your fold must cover somewhat unseen. Henry Peacham, on Drawing.

Wikipedia

  1. Diaper

    A diaper /ˈdaɪpə(r)/ (American and Canadian English) or a nappy (Australian English, British English, and Hiberno-English) is a type of underwear that allows the wearer to urinate or defecate without using a toilet, by absorbing or containing waste products to prevent soiling of outer clothing or the external environment. When diapers become wet or soiled, they require changing, generally by a second person such as a parent or caregiver. Failure to change a diaper on a sufficiently regular basis can result in skin problems around the area covered by the diaper. Diapers are made of cloth or synthetic disposable materials. Cloth diapers are composed of layers of fabric such as cotton, hemp, bamboo, microfiber, or even plastic fibers such as PLA or PU, and can be washed and reused multiple times. Disposable diapers contain absorbent chemicals and are thrown away after use. Diapers are primarily worn by infants, toddlers who are not yet toilet trained, and by children who experience bedwetting. They are also used by adults under certain circumstances or with various conditions, such as incontinence. Adult users can include those of advanced age, patients bed-bound in a hospital, individuals with certain types of physical or mental disability, and people working in extreme conditions, such as astronauts. It is not uncommon for people to wear diapers under dry suits.

ChatGPT

  1. diaper

    A diaper is a type of absorbent garment worn by individuals, typically babies or toddlers, who are not yet toilet trained or by people who are unable to control their urinary or bowel movements. They are made of layers of fabric such as cotton, microfiber, bamboo or disposable materials, with the main purpose of capturing body waste to prevent soiling outer clothing or external environment. Diapers are available in various sizes and types, including cloth and disposable variants.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Diapernoun

    any textile fabric (esp. linen or cotton toweling) woven in diaper pattern. See 2

  2. Diapernoun

    surface decoration of any sort which consists of the constant repetition of one or more simple figures or units of design evenly spaced

  3. Diapernoun

    a towel or napkin for wiping the hands, etc

  4. Diapernoun

    an infant's breechcloth

  5. Diaperverb

    to ornament with figures, etc., arranged in the pattern called diaper, as cloth in weaving

  6. Diaperverb

    to put a diaper on (a child)

  7. Diaperverb

    to draw flowers or figures, as upon cloth

  8. Etymology: [OF. diaspre, diapre, diaspe, sort of figured cloth, It. diaspro jasper, diaspo figured cloth, from L. jaspis a green-colored precious stone. See Jasper.]

Wikidata

  1. Diaper

    A diaper is a kind of underwear that allows one to defecate or urinate in a discreet manner. When diapers become soiled, they require changing; this process is often performed by a second person such as a parent or caregiver. Failure to change a diaper on a regular enough basis can result in skin problems. Diapers are made of cloth or synthetic disposable materials. Cloth diapers are composed of layers of fabric such as cotton, hemp, bamboo or microfiber and can be washed and reused multiple times. Disposable diapers contain absorbent chemicals and are thrown away after use. Plastic pants can be worn over diapers to avoid leaks, but with modern cloth diapers, this is no longer necessary. Diapers are primarily worn by children who are not yet potty trained or experience bedwetting. However, they can also be used by adults with incontinence or in certain circumstances where access to a toilet is unavailable. These can include the elderly, those with a physical or mental disability, and people working in extreme conditions such as astronauts. It is not uncommon for people to wear diapers under dry suits.

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  1. repaid

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of diaper in Chaldean Numerology is: 3

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of diaper in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8

Examples of diaper in a Sentence

  1. Fox News:

    Diaper Dude: The Ultimate Dad’s Guide to Surviving the First Two Years.

  2. Nikki Reed:

    I learned how to change a cloth diaper on a raccoon, i was maybe 8 or 9.

  3. Michele Hlavsa:

    Also, take kids on bathroom breaks every hour, and check diapers in a diaper-changing area and not right next to the pool, we all share the water we swim in, but we don't want to share germs, pee or poop.

  4. Robert A. Heinlein:

    A human being should be able to change a diaper, plan an invasion, butcher a hog, cone a ship, design a building, write a sonnet, balance accounts, build a wall, set a bone, comfort the dying, take orders, give orders, cooperate, act alone, solve equations, analyze a new problem, pitch manure, program a computer, cook a tasty meal, fight efficiently, die gallantly.

  5. George Clooney:

    Last night, [ Cindy Crawford and Rande Gerber ] were dressed up as rock stars, and I was dressed up as a guy cleaning crap out of a baby's diaper, it was a fantastic costume. Oh, so much fun, you could imagine the fun I had last night.

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