Cravat

  • 1 Cravat — Cra*vat (kr? v?t ), n. [F. cravate, fr. Cravate a Croat, an inhabitant of Croatia, one of a body of Austrian troops, from whom, in 1636, this article of dress was adopted in France.] A neckcloth; a piece of silk, fine muslin, or other cloth, worn …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 2 cravat — 1650s, from Fr. cravate (17c.), from Cravate Croatian, from Ger. Krabate, from Serbo Cr. Hrvat a Croat (see CROAT (Cf. Croat)). Cravats came into fashion 1650s in imitation of linen scarves worn by Croatian mercenaries in the French army in the… …

    Etymology dictionary

  • 3 cravat — ► NOUN ▪ a strip of fabric worn by men round the neck and tucked inside an open necked shirt. ORIGIN French cravate, from Cravate Croat , because of the scarves worn by Croatian mercenaries in 17th century France …

    English terms dictionary

  • 4 cravat — [krə vat′] n. [Fr cravate < Cravate, Croat, Croatian < Ger Krawat, dial. form of Kroat < Croatian Hrvat: so applied in Fr in reference to scarves worn by Croatian soldiers] 1. a neckerchief or scarf 2. a necktie …

    English World dictionary

  • 5 Cravat — For the racehorse, see Cravat (horse). For the day cravat, see Ascot tie. For cravat bandage, see Bandage#Triangular bandage. Croatian baroque poet Ivan Gundulić; the oldest known portrait with a cravat, 1622[1] The cravat is …

    Wikipedia

  • 6 Cravat — Nick Cravat (* 11. Januar 1912 in New York City; † 29. Januar 1994 in Woodland Hills, Kalifornien) war ein US amerikanischer Filmschauspieler, lebenslanger Freund und Trapez Partner von Burt Lancaster, mit dem er als „Lang and Cravat“ in… …

    Deutsch Wikipedia

  • 7 cravat — ascot ascot n. [from the fashionable clothjing worn at the Ascot races.] a cravat with wide square ends, tied so that the ends are laid flat; the ends are often secured with an ornamental pin; called {cravat} in Britain. [WordNet 1.5 +PJC] …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 8 cravat — UK [krəˈvæt] / US noun [countable] Word forms cravat : singular cravat plural cravats a wide piece of cloth that a man wears round his neck inside the collar of his shirt …

    English dictionary

  • 9 cravat — [[t]krəvæ̱t[/t]] cravats N COUNT A cravat is a piece of folded cloth which a man wears wrapped around his neck …

    English dictionary

  • 10 cravat — noun Etymology: French cravate, from Crabate, Cravate Croatian Date: circa 1656 1. a band or scarf worn around the neck 2. necktie …

    New Collegiate Dictionary

  • 11 cravat — /kreuh vat /, n. 1. necktie (defs. 1, 2). 2. a cloth, often made of or trimmed with lace, worn about the neck by men esp. in the 17th century. 3. Med. a bandage made by folding a triangular piece of material into a band, used temporarily for a… …

    Universalium

  • 12 cravat — noun /krəˈvæt/ A wide fabric band worn as a necktie by men, having long ends hanging in front …

    Wiktionary

  • 13 cravat — cra·vat (krə vahtґ) [Fr. cravate] a bandage made by folding a triangular piece of cloth from its apex toward the base …

    Medical dictionary

  • 14 cravat — cra|vat [krəˈvæt] n [Date: 1600 1700; : French; Origin: cravate, from Cravate Croatian ; from the scarves worn by 17th century Croatian soldiers] a wide piece of loosely folded material that men wear around their necks →↑tie …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 15 cravat — cra|vat [ krə væt ] noun count a wide piece of cloth that a man wears around his neck inside the collar of his shirt …

    Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • 16 cravat — [17] The fashion for wearing scarves round the neck started in France in the 1650s. It was inspired by Croatian mercenaries employed there at that time, who regularly sported linen neckbands of that type. The Croats were called in French Cravates …

    The Hutchinson dictionary of word origins

  • 17 cravat — cra·vat || krÉ™ væt n. neckcloth mainly worn by men during the 17th century; tie …

    English contemporary dictionary

  • 18 cravat — noun a short, wide strip of fabric worn by men round the neck and tucked inside an open necked shirt. Derivatives cravatted adjective Origin C17: from Fr. cravate, from Cravate Croat , because of the scarf worn by Croatian mercenaries …

    English new terms dictionary

  • 19 cravat — n. Neckcloth, neckerchief, necktie …

    New dictionary of synonyms

  • 20 cravat — noun (C) a wide piece of loosely folded material that men wear around their necks compare tie 1 (1) …

    Longman dictionary of contemporary English


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