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paraphernalia

[ par-uh-fer-neyl-yuh, -fuh-neyl- ]SEE DEFINITION OF paraphernalia

Synonyms for paraphernalia

  • gear
  • machinery
  • regalia
  • accoutrements
  • apparatus
  • appurtenances
  • baggage
  • effects
  • equipage
  • habiliments
  • impedimenta
  • impediments
  • material
  • materiel
  • outfit
  • stuff
  • tackle
  • things
  • trappings
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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR PARAPHERNALIA

You might overlook the most important part of my paraphernalia; and really I am not damaged.

He might have been accorded a Roman triumph had there been time and paraphernalia.

He recalled that the rest of his paraphernalia had gone to the bottom with the May Schofield.

He would have been glad to banish all the paraphernalia of war.

The tents were struck and all the paraphernalia of the camp was returned to the three vans.

Its sides were emblazoned with escutcheons, insignia and other paraphernalia.

At last Harry turned to his paraphernalia and rolled up his sleeves.

The paraphernalia of Kensky's hobby still lay upon its surface.

The room was still littered with the paraphernalia of first-aid.

On it he had spread his paraphernalia for this battle—if battle it could be called.

WORD ORIGIN

1650s, "a woman's property besides her dowry," from Medieval Latin paraphernalia (short for paraphernalia bona "paraphernal goods"), neuter plural of paraphernalis (adj.), from Late Latin parapherna "a woman's property besides her dowry," from Greek parapherna, neuter plural, from para- "beside" (see para- (1)) + pherne "dowry," related to pherein "to carry" (see infer). Meaning "equipment, apparatus" is first attested 1791, from notion of odds and ends.

MORE RELATED WORDS FOR PARAPHERNALIA

accouterment

nounoutfit
  • accessory
  • accoutrement
  • apparatus
  • dress
  • equipment
  • gear
  • material
  • paraphernalia
  • rig
  • tackle
  • trappings
  • turnout

apparatus

nounequipment with a purpose

appointments

nounfurnishing(s)
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