What does diaper mean?
Definitions for diaper
ˈdaɪ pər, ˈdaɪ ə pərdi·a·per
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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
a fabric (usually cotton or linen) with a distinctive woven pattern of small repeated figures
A textile fabric having a diamond-shaped pattern formed by alternating directions of thread.
A towel or napkin made from such fabric.
An absorbent garment worn by a baby, or by someone who is incontinent.
The diamond pattern associated with diaper textiles.
To put diapers on someone.
Diapering a baby is something you have to learn fast.
Etymology: From Old French dyapre, diaspre, in mediaeval Latin diaspra, diasprum from δίασπρος (adj), from δια- ‘across’ + άσπρος ‘white’.
Samuel Johnson's Dictionary
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.
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.
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.
any textile fabric (esp. linen or cotton toweling) woven in diaper pattern. See 2
surface decoration of any sort which consists of the constant repetition of one or more simple figures or units of design evenly spaced
a towel or napkin for wiping the hands, etc
an infant's breechcloth
to ornament with figures, etc., arranged in the pattern called diaper, as cloth in weaving
to put a diaper on (a child)
to draw flowers or figures, as upon cloth
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.]
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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The numerical value of diaper in Chaldean Numerology is: 3
The numerical value of diaper in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8
Examples of diaper in a Sentence
He put a toy and a diaper in it, and with one croc [on his foot], grabbed his cuppie and was really trying to leave.
I learned how to change a cloth diaper on a raccoon, i was maybe 8 or 9.
The Infant Cries Translator can differentiate four different statuses of sounds of baby crying, including hunger, the diaper getting wet, sleepy and pain, so far, according to the feedback from users, the accuracy of the app we've tested can reach 92 percent for babies under two weeks old. As for the babies under one or two months, the accuracy of the app can also reach up to 84 or 85 percent. Even for the four month old baby, the accuracy can reach 77 percent.
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.
It is a very powerful experience to be able to talk to a woman who has gone through the same thing and come out the other side, a lot of first-time moms wonder what’s normal, what’s depression, and what to do with the fact that they feel overwhelmed and alone and like their experience looks nothing like the happy moms they see smiling in all of the baby food and diaper commercials.
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- حفاظ, حفاض, فوطة الطفلArabic
- llençolet, bolquer, bolcall, bolcalls, bolquersCatalan, Valencian
- plena, plenkaCzech
- windeln, Windel, wickelnGerman
- vindotuko, vindiEsperanto
- langer, coucheFrench
- pelenkáz, bepelenkáz, pelenkaHungarian
- տակաշոր, պամպերս, խանձարուրArmenian
- bleia, bleyjaIcelandic
- 襁褓, お襁褓, おむつJapanese
- libero, incunabulaLatin
- kope, napuMāori
- bleieNorwegian Nynorsk
- awééʼ bitsʼáál, tłʼeestsoozNavajo, Navaho
- pielucha, pieluszkaPolish
- подгузник, пеленки, памперс, пелёнкаRussian
- пелена, pelenaSerbo-Croatian
- tã lótVietnamese
- pamperse, faxhe-couloteWalloon
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