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Meaning of APRON

Pronunciation:  'eyprun

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  a garment of cloth or leather or plastic that is tied about the waist and worn to protect your clothing
  2. [n]  a paved surface where aircraft stand while not being used
  3. [n]  the part of a modern theater stage between the curtain and the orchestra (i.e., in front of the curtain)
  4. [n]  (golf) the part of the fairway leading onto the green

APRON is a 5 letter word that starts with A.


 Synonyms: forestage, proscenium
 See Also: airfield, apron string, apron strings, bib, fairway, field, flying field, footlight, footlights, land site, landing field, paved surface, prompt box, prompter's box, protective garment, site, stage, theater stage, theatre stage



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\A"pron\ ([=a]"p[u^]rn or [=a]"pr[u^]n; 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.] --Halliwell.
   (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.''
   (c) (Gun.) A leaden plate that covers the vent of a
   (d) (Shipbuilding) A piece of carved timber, just above
       the foremost end of the keel. --Totten.
   (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
   (h) (Plumbing) A strip of lead which leads the drip of a
       wall into a gutter; a flashing.
   (i) (Zo["o]l.) The infolded abdomen of a crab.

Dream Dictionary
 Definition: Dreaming of wearing an apron indicates that you will be soon starting to work on a project you have been preparing for secretly for the longest time.
Easton 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.")

Thesaurus Terms
 Related Terms: acting area, airstrip, apron stage, backstage, band shell, bandstand, bib, board, bridge, clearway, coulisse, dock, dressing room, fairway, flies, flight deck, fly floor, fly gallery, forestage, greenroom, grid, gridiron, L, landing deck, landing strip, lightboard, orchestra, orchestra pit, performing area, pinafore, pit, proscenium, proscenium stage, R, runway, shell, smock, stage, stage left, stage right, strip, switchboard, the boards, tucker, wings