caparison definition

  • noun:
    • An ornamental covering for a horse or even for its saddle or harness; trappings.
    • Richly ornamented clothing; finery.
    • The often decorative covers for an animal, specially a horse or an elephant.
    • An ornamental covering or housing for a horse; the use or trappings of a horse, taken collectively, specially when ornamental.
    • Gay or wealthy garments.
    • A cloth or addressing, pretty much ornamented, set on the seat or furniture of a horse, specially of a sumpter-horse or horse of condition.
    • clothes, especially sumptuous garments; gear; ensemble.
    • steady gear consisting of a decorated covering for a horse, specifically (formerly) for a warhorse
    • An ornamental covering for a horse or even for its seat or harness; trappings.
    • Richly ornamented garments; finery.
    • The usually decorative covers for an animal, specifically a horse or an elephant.
    • An ornamental covering or housing for a horse; the harness or trappings of a horse, taken collectively, specially when ornamental.
    • Gay or wealthy clothing.
    • A cloth or addressing, just about ornamented, set over the seat or furnishings of a horse, especially of a sumpter-horse or horse of condition.
    • clothes, specifically sumptuous clothing; equipment; outfit.
    • stable gear comprising a decorated covering for a horse, particularly (formerly) for a warhorse
  • verb-transitive:
    • To outfit (a horse) with an ornamental covering.
    • To dress (another) in rich garments.
    • to pay for with housings, as a horse; to use or fit away with decorative trappings, as a horse.
    • To decorate with wealthy gown; to dress.
    • To outfit (a horse) with an ornamental covering.
    • To outfit (another) in rich clothes.
    • to pay for with housings, as a horse; to harness or fit completely with attractive trappings, as a horse.
    • To decorate with wealthy dress; to outfit.
  • verb:
    • To liven up a horse or elephant with decorative coverings.
    • put a caparison on
    • To dress-up a horse or elephant with decorative covers.
    • put a caparison on
  • others:
    • to pay for with a caparison, as a horse.
    • To outfit sumptuously; adorn with wealthy gown.
    • to pay for with a caparison, as a horse.
    • To outfit sumptuously; adorn with wealthy gown.

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