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Daemon
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appurtenance

(noun) Equipment, such as clothing, tools, or instruments, used for a specific purpose or task.

Synonyms: paraphernalia, gear

Usage: He had half expected that she would drive up to the side door in a hansom, would wear a thick veil, and adopt the other appurtenances of a clandestine meeting.
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Daemon wrote:
appurtenance

(noun) Equipment, such as clothing, tools, or instruments, used for a specific purpose or task.

Synonyms: paraphernalia, gear

Usage: He had half expected that she would drive up to the side door in a hansom, would wear a thick veil, and adopt the other appurtenances of a clandestine meeting.


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Notes: Today's Word is the noun for the adjective appurtenant "belonging, pertinent". Remember that the second vowel is U and the third is E. The rest should be easy.

In Play: An appurtenance could be a piece of furniture that just fits the room: "The only appurtenance of Jay Pegg's geekiness in his apartment was a laptop computer." However, this word applies to any environment containing accessories: "Val Halla's yacht was 150 feet long and had all the appurtenances of luxury travel."

Word History: This word was borrowed from Anglo-Norman apurtenance, from Late Latin appertinen(t)s "pertaining to", the present participle of appertinere "to pertain to". This word came from ad- "(up)to" + pertinere "to reach, relate, have reference to", containing per- "through" + tenere "to hold (fast)". Latin tenere "to hold (fast)" produced several words we find now anglicized: tenant, tenure, tenacious, tenable, and tenet, all related to holding in some sense. Tenere is based on the PIE root ten- "to stretch", which emerged in Sanskrit tantram "loom" and tanoti "stretches, lasts". Persian tar "string" is visible in sitar, an Indian stringed instrument. It also appears in Greek tetanos "stiff, rigid", from which English borrowed its tetanus, otherwise known as "lock-jaw". Here we see the connection between "stretch" and "hold": stretched and dried animal skins hold their shape.

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Noun 1. appurtenance - equipment consisting of miscellaneous articles needed for a particular operation or sport etc.appurtenance - equipment consisting of miscellaneous articles needed for a particular operation or sport etc.
paraphernalia, gear
equipment - an instrumentality needed for an undertaking or to perform a service
fishing gear, fishing rig, fishing tackle, tackle, rig - gear used in fishing
kit, outfit - gear consisting of a set of articles or tools for a specified purpose
regalia - paraphernalia indicative of royalty (or other high office)
rig - gear (including necessary machinery) for a particular enterprise
rigging, tackle - gear consisting of ropes etc. supporting a ship's masts and sails
saddlery, stable gear, tack - gear for a horse
2. appurtenance - a supplementary component that improves capabilityappurtenance - a supplementary component that improves capability
accessory, add-on, supplement
auto accessory - an accessory for an automobile
constituent, element, component - an artifact that is one of the individual parts of which a composite entity is made up; especially a part that can be separated from or attached to a system; "spare components for cars"; "a component or constituent element of a system"
computer accessory - an accessory for a computer; "when you add in all the computer accessories you are going to need the computer gets pretty expensive"
fitting - a small and often standardized accessory to a larger system
trimmings, fixings - the accessories that normally accompany (something or some activity); "an elaborate formal dinner with all the fixings"; "he bought a Christmas tree and trimmings to decorate it"
Based on WordNet 3.0, Farlex clipart collection. © 2003-2012 Princeton University, Farlex Inc.
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