What does finery mean?

Definitions for finery
ˈfaɪ nə rifin·e·ry

This dictionary definitions page includes all the possible meanings, example usage and translations of the word finery.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. finerynoun

    elaborate or showy attire and accessories

Wiktionary

  1. finerynoun

    Fineness; beauty.

  2. finerynoun

    Ornament; decoration; especially, excessive decoration; showy clothes; jewels.

  3. finerynoun

    A charcoal hearth or furnace for the conversion of cast iron into wrought iron, or into iron suitable for puddling.

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Finerynoun

    Show; splendour of appearance; gaiety of colours.

    Etymology: from fine.

    Dress up your houses and your images,
    And put on all the city’s finery,
    To consecrate this day a festival. Thomas Southerne.

    The capacities of a lady are sometimes apt to fall short in cultivating cleanliness and finery together. Jonathan Swift.

    Don’t chuse your place of study by the finery of the prospects, or the most various scenes of sensible things. Isaac Watts.

ChatGPT

  1. finery

    Finery refers to elaborate or showy clothes, decorations, or equipment, that are often worn or used on special occasions. It can also refer to something impressive or visually intricate, particularly in terms of fine craftsmanship and embellishment. Often, it's associated with a sense of luxury and sophistication.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Finerynoun

    fineness; beauty

  2. Finerynoun

    ornament; decoration; especially, excecially decoration; showy clothes; jewels

  3. Finerynoun

    a charcoal hearth or furnace for the conversion of cast iron into wrought iron, or into iron suitable for puddling

  4. Etymology: [Cf. Refinery.]

Matched Categories

How to pronounce finery?

How to say finery in sign language?

Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of finery in Chaldean Numerology is: 4

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of finery in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5

Examples of finery in a Sentence

  1. Gordon Lightfoot:

    All the lovely ladies in their finery tonight I wish that I could know them one by one

Popularity rank by frequency of use

finery#10000#75726#100000

Translations for finery

From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary

Get even more translations for finery »

Translation

Find a translation for the finery definition in other languages:

Select another language:

  • - Select -
  • 简体中文 (Chinese - Simplified)
  • 繁體中文 (Chinese - Traditional)
  • Español (Spanish)
  • Esperanto (Esperanto)
  • 日本語 (Japanese)
  • Português (Portuguese)
  • Deutsch (German)
  • العربية (Arabic)
  • Français (French)
  • Русский (Russian)
  • ಕನ್ನಡ (Kannada)
  • 한국어 (Korean)
  • עברית (Hebrew)
  • Gaeilge (Irish)
  • Українська (Ukrainian)
  • اردو (Urdu)
  • Magyar (Hungarian)
  • मानक हिन्दी (Hindi)
  • Indonesia (Indonesian)
  • Italiano (Italian)
  • தமிழ் (Tamil)
  • Türkçe (Turkish)
  • తెలుగు (Telugu)
  • ภาษาไทย (Thai)
  • Tiếng Việt (Vietnamese)
  • Čeština (Czech)
  • Polski (Polish)
  • Bahasa Indonesia (Indonesian)
  • Românește (Romanian)
  • Nederlands (Dutch)
  • Ελληνικά (Greek)
  • Latinum (Latin)
  • Svenska (Swedish)
  • Dansk (Danish)
  • Suomi (Finnish)
  • فارسی (Persian)
  • ייִדיש (Yiddish)
  • հայերեն (Armenian)
  • Norsk (Norwegian)
  • English (English)

Word of the Day

Would you like us to send you a FREE new word definition delivered to your inbox daily?

Please enter your email address:


Citation

Use the citation below to add this definition to your bibliography:

Style:MLAChicagoAPA

"finery." Definitions.net. STANDS4 LLC, 2024. Web. 16 Apr. 2024. <https://www.definitions.net/definition/finery>.

Discuss these finery definitions with the community:

0 Comments

    Are we missing a good definition for finery? Don't keep it to yourself...

    Free, no signup required:

    Add to Chrome

    Get instant definitions for any word that hits you anywhere on the web!

    Free, no signup required:

    Add to Firefox

    Get instant definitions for any word that hits you anywhere on the web!

    Browse Definitions.net

    Quiz

    Are you a words master?

    »
    diverge from the expected
    A exacerbate
    B aberrate
    C gloat
    D descant

    Nearby & related entries:

    Alternative searches for finery: