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Definitions of handkerchief

  1. a square piece of cloth used for wiping the eyes or nose or as a costume accessory Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  2. A piece of cloth, usually square and often fine and elegant, carried for wiping the face or hands. Webster Dictionary DB
  3. A piece of cloth shaped like a handkerchief to be worn about the neck; a neckerchief; a neckcloth. Webster Dictionary DB
  4. A piece of cloth, usually square, for wiping the face, nose, etc.; a silk or cotton square for the neck. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  5. A piece of cloth for wiping the nose, etc.: a neckerchief. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  6. Cloth carried for wiping the face, &c. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  7. A kerchief for wiping the face or nose. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  8. A piece of cloth for wiping the face or hands, or for wearing about the neck. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  9. A piece of cloth, usually silk or linen, carried in the pocket or worn around the neck. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  10. Only once in Authorized Version ( Acts 19:12 ). The Greek word (sudarion) so rendered means properly "a sweat-cloth." It is rendered "napkin" in John 11:44 ; 20:7 ; Luke 19:20 . biblestudytools.com
  11. hang'k[.e]r-chif, n. a piece of linen, silk, or cotton cloth for wiping the nose, &c.: a neckerchief.--THROW THE HANDKERCHIEF, to call upon next--from the usage in a common game. gutenberg.org/ebooks/37683
  12. Square of linen, silk, &c., carried in pocket (pocket -h.) for wiping nose &c. or worn about neck (also neck h., neckerchief); throw the h. to (person, in certain games, to invite him to pursue), also, express condescending preference for (person). Concise Oxford Dictionary
  13. n. A piece of silk or linen carried about the person for wiping the mouth, blowing the nose, &c.;—a piece of silk or cambric, or cotton, worn round the neck; a neckerchief; a neckcloth. Cabinet Dictionary
  14. A piece of silk or linen used to wipe the face or cover the neck. Complete Dictionary
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