What is another word for headgear?

Pronunciation: [hˈɛdɡi͡ə] (IPA)

Headgear refers to any type of accessory worn on the head to protect, decorate or adorn it. Some synonyms for the word headgear include headdress, headpiece, hat, cap, helmet, turban, bonnet, crown, tiara, beret, and toque. Wearing headgear has been a popular practice with different cultures and societies throughout history. Some headgear are only meant to be ornamental while others serve practical purposes such as protection from the weather, safety of a particular profession, or symbolic value in religious settings. Whatever the purpose, a well-chosen headgear can complete an outfit or transform a character instantly.

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Usage examples for Headgear

The carriages are different from ours, so picturesque, and the Maltese women, with their curious headgear, are very fascinating.
"My Diary in Serbia: April 1, 1915-Nov. 1, 1915"
Monica M. Stanley
It is most unsuitable headgear for an elderly gentleman.
"The Orchard of Tears"
Sax Rohmer
Handsome Slovak brides in their picturesque dresses, with their pretty white headgear, and younger girls with red ribbons plaited into their hair, all run in to join the dance, and if the room is too full, late-comers take up their position in the street and dance there.
"St. Peter's Umbrella"
Kálmán Mikszáth

Famous quotes with Headgear

  • A legion of horribles, hundreds in number, half naked or clad in costumes attic or biblical or wardrobed out of a fevered dream with the skins of animals and silk finery and pieces of uniform still tracked with the blood of prior owners, coats of slain dragoons, frogged and braided cavalry jackets, one in a stovepipe hat and one with an umbrella and one in white stockings and a bloodstained weddingveil and some in headgear of cranefeathers or rawhide helmets that bore the horns of bull or buffalo and one in a pigeontailed coat worn backwards and otherwise naked and one in the armor of a spanish conquistador, the breastplate and pauldrons deeply dented with old blows of mace or saber done in another country by men whose very bones were dust and many with their braids spliced up with the hair of other beasts until they trailed upon the ground and their horses’ ears and tails worked with bits of brightly colored cloth and one whose horse’s whole head was painted crimson red and all the horsemen’s faces gaudy and grotesque with daubings like a company of mounted clowns, death hilarious, all howling in a barbarous tongue and riding down upon them like a horde from a hell more horrible yet than the brimstone land of Christian reckoning, screeching and yammering and clothed in smoke like those vaporous beings in regions beyond right knowing where the eye wanders and the lip jerks and drools.
    Cormac McCarthy
  • "This is your earpiece. I will give you exactly one more chance to wear it. If you remove it from your ear again, I'll have you fitted with this." He holds up some sort of metal headgear that I instantly name "It's an alternative audio unit that locks around your skull and under your chin until it's opened with a key. And I'll have the only key. If for some reason you're clever enough to disable it,"—Haymitch dumps the head shackle on the bed and whips out a tiny silver chip—"I'll authorize them to surgically implant this transmitter into your ear so that I may speak to you twenty-four hours a day." Haymitch in my head full-time. Horrifying. "I'll keep the earpiece in," I mutter.
    Suzanne Collins

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