finery n : elaborate or showy attire and accessories
- /ˈfaɪnəɹi/, /"faIn@ri/
- Fineness; beauty. [Obs.]
- Ornament; decoration; especially, excecially decoration; showy clothes; jewels.
- [Cf. Refinery.] (Iron
Works) A charcoal
hearth or furnace for the conversion of
cast iron into wrought iron, or into iron
suitable for puddling.
- 1957: In front of the finery hearth in which the sow is melted down again, the finer is working with a long iron bar called a ringer (from French 'ringard') with which he keeps the molten iron in motion by stirring, an essential stage in the process of refining. — H.R. Schubert, History of the British Iron and Steel Industry, p. 160.
Sunday best, apparel, bravery, chiffon, clinquant, clothes, decorations, fancy dress, festoons, folderol, foofaraw, frill, frilliness, frilling, frills, frills and furbelows, frippery, froufrou, full dress, fuss, gaiety, gaudery, gear, gewgaw, gilding, gilt, gingerbread, ornament, ornaments, party dress, paste, pinchbeck, regalia, superfluity, tinsel, trappings, trickery, trimming, trinkets, trumpery, war paint