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Definition of Apron

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cloth worn to protect clothing; front-most part of a stage; parking area for airplanes
Apron Definition from Arts & Humanities Dictionaries & Glossaries
About Antiques Glossary
Horizontal piece of wood below a seat, tabletop, or case piece. (skirt)
Glossary of Technical Theatre Terms
Section of the stage floor which projects towards or into the auditorium. In proscenium theatres, the part of the stage in front of the house tabs, or in front of the proscenium arch.
Jon Primrose
Apron Definition from Language, Idioms & Slang Dictionaries & Glossaries
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)
(n.)
The piece that holds the cutting tool of a planer.
  
(n.)
The infolded abdomen of a crab.
  
(n.)
The fat skin covering the belly of a goose or duck.
  
(n.)
Something which by its shape or use suggests an apron;
  
(n.)
An article of dress, of cloth, leather, or other stuff, worn on the fore part of the body, to keep the clothes clean, to defend them from injury, or as a covering. It is commonly tied at the waist by strings.
  
(n.)
A strip of lead which leads the drip of a wall into a gutter; a flashing.
  
(n.)
A platform, or flooring of plank, at the entrance of a dock, against which the dock gates are shut.
  
(n.)
A piece of leather, or other material, to be spread before a person riding on an outside seat of a vehicle, to defend him from the rain, snow, or dust; a boot.
  
(n.)
A piece of carved timber, just above the foremost end of the keel.
  
(n.)
A leaden plate that covers the vent of a cannon.
  
(n.)
A flooring of plank before a dam to cause the water to make a gradual descent.
  
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913), edited by Noah Porter. About
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apron
\a"pron\ (ā"pŭrn or ā"prŭn; 277), n. [oe. napron, of. naperon, f. napperon, dim. of of. nape, f. nappe, cloth, tablecloth, ll. napa, fr. l. mappa, napkin, table napkin. see map.]
1. an article of dress, of cloth, leather, or other stuff, worn on the fore part of the body, to keep the clothes clean, to defend them from injury, or as a covering. it is commonly tied at the waist by strings.
2. something which by its shape or use suggests an apron; as, (a) the fat skin covering the belly of a goose or duck. [prov. eng.] (b) a piece of leather, or other material, to be spread before a person riding on an outside seat of a vehicle, to defend him from the rain, snow, or dust; a boot. "the weather being too hot for the apron." ughes. (c) (gun.) a leaden plate that covers the vent of a cannon. (d) (shipbuilding) a piece of carved timber, just above the foremost end of the keel. (e) a platform, or flooring of plank, at the entrance of a dock, against which the dock gates are shut. (f) a flooring of plank before a dam to cause the water to make a gradual descent. (g) (mech.) the piece that holds the cutting tool of a planer. (h) (plumbing) a strip of lead which leads the drip of a wall into a gutter; a flashing. (i) (zo?l.) the infolded abdomen of a crab.


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Concise English-Irish Dictionary v. 1.1
naprún m., aprún m.
JM Welsh <=> English Dictionary
Ffedog = n. an apron
Ffedogi = v. to put in an apron
GLOSSARY OF ESOTERIC WORDS
1. A garment, usually fastened in the back, worn over all or part of the front of the body to protect clothing. Something, such as a protective shield for a machine, that resembles this garment in appearance or function.

2. The paved strip in front of and around airport hangars and terminal buildings.

3. The part of a stage in a theater extending in front of the curtain.

4. A platform, as of planking, at the entrance to a dock.

5. A covering or structure along a shoreline for protection against erosion. A platform serving a similar purpose below a dam or in a sluiceway.

6. A continuous conveyor belt.

7. An area covered by sand and gravel deposited at the front of
a glacial moraine.

verb tr.

To cover, protect, or provide with an apron.

WordNet 2.0

Noun
1. a garment of cloth or leather or plastic that is tied about the waist and worn to protect your clothing
(hypernym) protective garment
(part-meronym) apron string, apron strings
2. (golf) the part of the fairway leading onto the green
(hypernym) site, land site
(part-holonym) fairway
(classification) golf, golf game
3. the part of a modern theater stage between the curtain and the orchestra (i.e., in front of the curtain)
(synonym) proscenium, forestage
(hypernym) stage
(part-holonym) theater stage, theatre stage
(part-meronym) footlight, footlights
4. a paved surface where aircraft stand while not being used
(hypernym) paved surface
(part-holonym) airfield, landing field, flying field, field
Apron Definition from Business & Finance Dictionaries & Glossaries
BTS Transportation Expressions
1) A floor or lining-of resistant material at the toe of a dam or bottom of a spillway to prevent erosion from turbulent water flow; 2) That portion of a pier and wharf measured between the outer edges of the water-facing side and the transit shed or other inshore structure. (TNDOT1)
By the Bureau of Transportation Statistics.
Apron Definition from Government Dictionaries & Glossaries
DOD Dictionary of Military Terms
A defined area on an airfield intended to accommodate aircraft for purposes of loading or unloading passengers or cargo, refueling, parking, or maintenance.
  
Source: U.S. Department of Defense, Joint Doctrine Division. ( About )
Apron Definition from Social Science Dictionaries & Glossaries
Dream Dictionary
To dream of an apron, signifies a zigzag course, for a young woman. For a school girl to dream that her apron is loosened, or torn, implies bad lessons, and lectures in propriety from parents and teachers.
  
Ten Thousand Dreams Interpreted, or "What's in a dream": a scientific and practical exposition; By Gustavus Hindman, 1910. For the open domain e-text see: Guttenberg Project
Apron Definition from Science & Technology Dictionaries & Glossaries
Dictionary of Automotive Terms
The paved area directly below the racing surface that separates the track from the infield.
VFA-13 Aviation Glossary
A defined area on an airport or heliport intended to accommodate aircraft for purposes of loading or unloading passengers or cargo, refueling, parking, or maintenance.
Apron Definition from Computer & Internet Dictionaries & Glossaries
Desktop Publishing Glossary
Additional white space allowed in the margins of text and illustrations when forming a foldout.
Henry Budgett
Apron Definition from Encyclopedia Dictionaries & Glossaries
English Wikipedia - The Free Encyclopedia
An apron is an outer protective garment that covers primarily the front of the body. It may be worn for hygienic reasons as well as in order to protect clothes from wear and tear, or else due to a symbolic meaning.

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Apron Definition from Sports Dictionaries & Glossaries
maritime&shipping&trade
Area of the airport where planes are parked for loading and unloading
Worldgolf
The grassy area surrounding the putting surface. See fringe.
Apron Definition from Society & Culture Dictionaries & Glossaries
Environmental Engineering (English ver.)
(1) A platform, as of planking, at the entrance to a dock. (2) A covering or structure along a shoreline for protection against erosion. A platform serving a similar purpose below a dam or in a sluiceway. (3) An area covered by sand and gravel deposited in the front of a glacial moraine.
Apron Definition from Entertainment & Music Dictionaries & Glossaries
american horse racing dictionary
The (usually) paved area between the grandstand and the racing surface.
gambling
1. Non betting area of the layout. 2. Small half-circle of heavy cloth, imprinted with the casino name, worn around the waist of a dealer fastened by an elastic band in back.
Apron Definition from Religion & Spirituality Dictionaries & Glossaries
Easton's Bible Dictionary
found in the Authorized Version in Gen. 3:7, of the bands of fig-leaves made by our first parents. In Acts 19:12, it denotes the belt or half-girdle worn by artisans and servants round the waist for the purpose of preserving the clothing from injury. In marg. of Authorized Version, Ruth 3:15, correctly rendered instead of "vail." (R.V., "mantle.")
Apron Definition from Medicine Dictionaries & Glossaries
Dictionary of Medicine (Shahram)
noun
cloth or plastic cover which you wear in front of your clothes to stop them getting dirty; the surgeon was wearing a green apron