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Webster's Unabridged Dictionary
noun A"pron
  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,
    1. The fat skin covering the belly of a goose or duck.
      (Prov. Eng)
    2. 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."
    3. [Gun]
      A leaden plate that covers the vent of a cannon.
    4. [Shipbuilding]
      A piece of carved timber, just above the foremost end of the keel.
    5. A platform, or flooring of plank, at the entrance of a dock, against which the dock gates are shut.
    6. A flooring of plank before a dam to cause the water to make a gradual descent.
    7. [Mech]
      The piece that holds the cutting tool of a planer.
    8. [Plumbing]
      A strip of lead which leads the drip of a wall into a gutter; a flashing.
    9. [Zoöl]
      The infolded abdomen of a crab.

Etymology: OE. napron, OF. naperon, F. napperon, dim. of OF. nape, F. nappe, cloth, tablecloth, LL. napa, fr. L. mappa, napkin, table napkin. See Map

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  1. A garment of cloth or leather or plastic that is tied about the waist and worn to protect your clothing
  2. A paved surface where aircraft stand while not being used
  3. The part of a modern theater stage between the curtain and the orchestra (i.e., in front of the curtain)
  4. (golf) the part of the fairway leading onto the green

Fun Facts about the name Apron

  • When was the first name Apron first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the name Apron is Wednesday, February 14th, 1900.
  • How unique is the name Apron? From 1880 to 2017 less than 5 people per year have been born with the first name Apron. Hoorah! You are a unique individual.
  • Weird things about the name Apron: Your name in reverse order is Norpa. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Orpna. How do you pronounce that?

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Past life for Apron born Jan 23, 1924

I do not know how you feel about it, but you were a female in your last earthly incarnation. You were born somewhere around the territory of Northern Canada approximately on 1000. Your profession was seaman, cook, and carpenter.

Psychologically, you had a Bohemian personality - mysterious, highly gifted, capable of understanding ancient books. Magical abilities, could be a servant of dark forces. The timid, lonely and self-confident people are everywhere, and your problem - to overcome these tendencies in yourself and then to help other people.

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  • Sources:
  • U.S. Census Bureau: Frequently Occurring Surnames from the Census 2000 (public domain).
  • 1913 Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary via the Collaborative International Dictionary of English (License)
  • Other Dictionary Sources: WordNet 3.1 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University (License).