(noun) a garment of cloth or leather or plastic that is tied about the waist and worn to protect your clothing


(noun) a paved surface where aircraft stand while not being used

proscenium, apron, forestage

(noun) the part of a modern theater stage between the curtain and the orchestra (i.e., in front of the curtain)


(noun) (golf) the part of the fairway leading onto the green

Source: WordNet® 3.1



apron (plural aprons)

An article of clothing worn over the front of the torso and/or legs for protection from spills; also historically worn by Freemasons and as part of women's fashion.

The short cassock ordinarily worn by English bishops.

A hard surface bordering a structure or area.

(aviation) The paved area of an airport, especially the area where aircraft park away from a terminal

The spreading end of a driveway.

The paved area below the yellow line on a race track.

The loading, parking or roadway area immediately beside a railway station

The portion of a stage extending towards the audience beyond the proscenium arch in a theatre.

(pinball) A large decal toward the bottom of a pinball table.

The sides of a tree's canopy.

The cap of a cannon; a piece of lead laid over the vent to keep the priming dry.

A removable cover for the passengers' feet and legs in an open horse carriage.


apron (third-person singular simple present aprons, present participle aproning, simple past and past participle aproned)

(transitive) To cover with, or as if with, an apron.


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Source: Wiktionary

A"pron, n. Etym: [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." Hughes. (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. 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 planer. (h) (Plumbing) A strip of lead which leads the drip of a wall into a gutter; a flashing. (i) (Zoöl.) The infolded abdomen of a crab.

Source: Webster’s Unabridged Dictionary 1913 Edition


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(noun) the act of transgressing; the violation of a law or a duty or moral principle; “the boy was punished for the transgressions of his father”

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According to Guinness World Records, the largest collection of coffee pots belongs to Robert Dahl (Germany) and consists of 27,390 coffee pots as of 2 November 2012, in Rövershagen, Germany.

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