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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)

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.

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."