Definitions of apron

  1. ( golf) the part of the fairway leading onto the green
  2. a garment of cloth or leather or plastic that is tied about the waist and worn to protect your clothing
  3. a paved surface where aircraft stand while not being used
  4. the part of a modern theater stage between the curtain and the orchestra ( i. e., in front of the curtain)
  5. 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.
  6. Something which by its shape or use suggests an apron;
  7. The fat skin covering the belly of a goose or duck.
  8. 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.
  9. A leaden plate that covers the vent of a cannon.
  10. A piece of carved timber, just above the foremost end of the keel.
  11. A platform, or flooring of plank, at the entrance of a dock, against which the dock gates are shut.
  12. A flooring of plank before a dam to cause the water to make a gradual descent.
  13. The piece that holds the cutting tool of a planer.
  14. A strip of lead which leads the drip of a wall into a gutter; a flashing.
  15. The infolded abdomen of a crab.
  16. An outer garment, covering the front of the body, to protect the clothing during surgical operations and other maneuvers.
  17. A cloth or piece of leather worn before one to protect the dress.
  18. APRONED.
  19. Piece of cloth or leather, worn in front as a protection.
  20. A covering for the front of a person's clothes; a covering on the front of a carriage.
  21. A piece of cloth or leather worn on the fore part of the body to keep the clothes clean or defend them from injury; a piece of leather drawn before a person in a gig; the fat skin covering the belly of a goose; a flat piece of lead that covers the vent of a cannon; a piece of curved timber just above the foremost end of the keel of a ship; a platform or flooring of planks at the entrance of a dock.
  22. A made- up piece of cloth or leather worn in front; a covering, as of lead or zinc.

Usage examples for apron

  1. He stood at the window while Potter slowly drew off his apron, carefully folded it and tucked it into a corner. – The Coming of the Law by Charles Alden Seltzer
  2. Lucindy placed both hands under her apron, and looked as if she were swelling up. – The Bishop and the Boogerman by Joel Chandler Harris
  3. The priest begins rubbing the bottom end of it to clear away the black dirt, and presently he shows all the other priests the Master's Mark, same as was on Dravot's apron, cut into the stone. – The Phantom 'Rickshaw and Other Ghost Stories by Rudyard Kipling
  4. First, Lin was seen with her apron around her head going toward Node's house. – Watch Yourself Go By by Al. G. Field
  5. At last, she pulled Ailwin's apron, so that the tall woman stooped down, to ask what she wanted. – The Settlers at Home by Harriet Martineau
  6. But where was that apron? – The Cromptons by Mary J. Holmes
  7. Some one sitting on a beam was making merry at the expense of my childhood and my white apron. – Romance of the Rabbit by Francis Jammes
  8. It was too late to retreat, however, and very soon the door was opened by a pretty maid- servant in a white cap and apron. – Polly Oliver's Problem by Kate Douglas Smith Wiggin
  9. And curled under the apron to look like luggage when we passed the guard, eh? – Winds of the World by Talbot Mundy
  10. I believe it was an apron. – The Cromptons by Mary J. Holmes
  11. I was only getting my apron. – Hilda Lessways by Arnold Bennett
  12. She had on her brown holland apron, and her print drawn hood, the strings of which seemed to cut deeply into her little double chin, and altogether did nothing to improve her personal appearance. – The Parson O' Dumford by George Manville Fenn
  13. A person of the town brought an apron full of sand. – Travels in the Great Desert of Sahara, in the Years of 1845 and 1846 by James Richardson
  14. Her aunt came down very soon, and seeing Lucindy, bade her wash her hands and smooth her hair, and put on a white apron, and prepare to get ready the tea. – Our Young Folks at Home and Abroad by Various
  15. " That apron went first rate," he said. – The Cromptons by Mary J. Holmes
  16. Mammy set me upon it, but first covered it with her clean apron- it was almost the only use she ever made of the apron. – Dishes & Beverages of the Old South by Martha McCulloch Williams