Synonyms for paraphernalia

Grammar : Noun
Spell : par-uh-fer-neyl-yuh, -fuh-neyl-
Phonetic Transcription : ˌpær ə fərˈneɪl yə, -fəˈneɪl-

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Définition of paraphernalia

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.
  • noun equipment, belongings
Example sentences :
  • You might overlook the most important part of my paraphernalia; and really I am not damaged.
  • Extract from : « Her Father's Daughter » by Gene Stratton-Porter
  • He might have been accorded a Roman triumph had there been time and paraphernalia.
  • Extract from : « Mark Twain, A Biography, 1835-1910, Complete » by Albert Bigelow Paine
  • He recalled that the rest of his paraphernalia had gone to the bottom with the May Schofield.
  • Extract from : « The Harbor of Doubt » by Frank Williams
  • He would have been glad to banish all the paraphernalia of war.
  • Extract from : « Union and Democracy » by Allen Johnson
  • The tents were struck and all the paraphernalia of the camp was returned to the three vans.
  • Extract from : « Ruth Fielding and the Gypsies » by Alice B. Emerson
  • Its sides were emblazoned with escutcheons, insignia and other paraphernalia.
  • Extract from : « Winsome Winnie and other New Nonsense Novels » by Stephen Leacock
  • At last Harry turned to his paraphernalia and rolled up his sleeves.
  • Extract from : « The Cross-Cut » by Courtney Ryley Cooper
  • The paraphernalia of Kensky's hobby still lay upon its surface.
  • Extract from : « The Book of All-Power » by Edgar Wallace
  • The room was still littered with the paraphernalia of first-aid.
  • Extract from : « The Green Rust » by Edgar Wallace
  • On it he had spread his paraphernalia for this battle—if battle it could be called.
  • Extract from : « The White Invaders » by Raymond King Cummings
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