Appliance vs Apparel - What's the difference?

appliance | apparel |

As nouns the difference between appliance and apparel

is that appliance is the act of applying; application while apparel is clothing.

As a verb apparel is

to furnish with apparatus; to equip; to fit out.

Other Comparisons: What's the difference?



(en noun)
  • The act of applying; application.
  • An implement, an instrument or apparatus designed (or at least used) as a means to a specific end (often specified).
  • Specifically: A non-manual apparatus or device, powered electrically or by another small motor, used in homes to perform domestic functions (household appliance) and/or in offices.
  • An attachment, some equipment (or - piece) to adapt another tool or machine to such specific purpose
  • When the boy hid father's feared cane, his bum soon found out the hard way how many sturdy appliances''' at home can double as perfectly painful spanking ' appliance
  • (lb) A compliance
  • Derived terms

    () * home appliance * major appliance * small appliance






  • clothing
  • * Denham
  • fresh in his new apparel , proud and young
  • * Tatler
  • At public devotion his resigned carriage made religion appear in the natural apparel of simplicity.
  • A small ornamental piece of embroidery worn on albs and some other ecclesiastical vestments.
  • (nautical) The furniture of a ship, such as masts, sails, rigging, anchors, guns, etc.
  • Synonyms

    * See also


  • To furnish with apparatus; to equip; to fit out.
  • Ships . . . appareled to fight. --Hayward.
  • To dress or clothe; to attire.
  • They which are gorgeously appareled , and live delicately, are in kings' courts. --Luke vii. 25.
  • To dress with external ornaments; to cover with something ornamental; to deck; to embellish; as, trees appareled with flowers, or a garden with verdure.