Definition of "apron" []

  • A garment, usually fastened in the back, worn over all or part of the front of the body to protect clothing. (noun)
  • Something, such as a protective shield for a machine, that resembles this garment in appearance or function. (noun)
  • The paved strip in front of and around airport hangars and terminal buildings. (noun)
  • The part of a stage in a theater extending in front of the curtain. (noun)
  • A platform, as of planking, at the entrance to a dock. (noun)
  • A protective or sometimes decorative or ceremonial garment worn over the front of the body and tied around the waist (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

  • The part of a stage extending in front of the curtain line; forestage (noun)
  • A hard-surfaced area in front of or around an aircraft hangar, terminal building, etc, upon which aircraft can stand (noun)
  • A continuous conveyor belt composed usually of slats linked together (noun)
  • A protective plate screening the operator of a machine, artillery piece, etc (noun)
  • A ground covering of concrete or other material used to protect the underlying earth from water erosion (noun)
  • A panel or board between a window and a skirting in a room (noun)
  • A sheet of sand, gravel, etc, deposited at the front of a moraine (noun)
  • The part of the fairway leading onto the green (noun)
  • The housing for the lead screw gears of a lathe (noun)
  • To protect or provide with an apron (verb) (c) HarperCollins Publishers Ltd 2016

Use "apron" in a sentence
  • "Dolce & Gabbana Another literal interpretation of the apron from the D & G from its Spring/Summer collection is frilly and floral."
  • "Her denim apron is Paris fashion that was too voluminous for her slim profile."
  • "An apron is a quick and pretty addition and as for laundry, skirts and dresses wash and dry just as easily as trousers, perhaps even quicker."