3. A towel or napkin for wiping the hands, etc.
Let one attend him with a silver basin, . . .Shak.
Another bear the ewer, the third a diaper.
4. An infant's breechcloth.
(Di"a*per) v. t.
1. To ornament with figures, etc., arranged in the pattern called diaper, as cloth in weaving. "Diapered
light." H. Van Laun.
Engarlanded and diaperedTennyson.
With in wrought flowers.
2. To put a diaper on
(Di"a*per), v. i. To draw flowers or figures, as upon cloth. "If you diaper on folds." Peacham.
(Di"a*per*ing), n. Same as Diaper, n., 2.
(Di"a*phane) n. [Cf. F. diaphane diaphanous. See Diaphanous.] A woven silk stuff with
transparent and colored figures; diaper work.
(Di"a*phaned) a. [Cf. OF. diaphaner to make transparent. See Diaphanous.] Transparent
or translucent. [R.]
(Di`a*pha*ne"i*ty) n. [Cf. F. diaphanéité. See Diaphanous.] The quality of being diaphanous; transparency; pellucidness.
(Di`a*phan"ic) a. [See Diaphanous.] Having power to transmit light; transparent; diaphanous.
(Di*aph"a*nie) n. The art of imitating stained glass with translucent paper.
(Di`a*pha*nom"e*ter) n. [Gr. transparent + -meter.] An instrument for measuring the
transparency of the air.
(Di`a*phan"o*scope) n. [Gr. transparent + -scope.] (Photog.) A dark box constructed
for viewing transparent pictures, with or without a lens.
(Di`a*phan"o*type) n. [Gr. transparent + -type.] (Photog.) A colored photograph produced
by superimposing a translucent colored positive over a strong uncolored one.
(Di*aph"a*nous) a. [Gr. fr. to show or shine through; dia` through + to show, and in the
passive, to shine: cf. F. diaphane. See Phantom, and cf. Diaphane, Diaphanic.] Allowing light to
pass through, as porcelain; translucent or transparent; pellucid; clear.
Another cloud in the region of them, light enough to be fantastic and diaphanous.Landor.
(Di*aph"a*nous*ly), adv. Translucently.
(Di*aph`e*met"ric) a. [Gr. dia` through + touch + measure.] (Physiol.) Relating to the
measurement of the tactile sensibility of parts; as, diaphemetric compasses. Dunglison.
(Di`a*phon"ic Di`a*phon"ic*al) , a. dia` through + sound, tone.]> Diacoustic.
(Di`a*phon"ics) n. The doctrine of refracted sound; diacoustics.
(||Di`a*pho*re"sis) n. [L., fr. Gr. fr. to carry through, to throw off by perspiration; dia` through
+ to carry.] (Med.) Perspiration, or an increase of perspiration.