What does the word paraphernalia mean?

Usage examples for paraphernalia

  1. Liddy had come back to the kitchen: the door to the basement stairs was double- barred, and had a table pushed against it; and beside her on the table was most of the kitchen paraphernalia. – The Circular Staircase by Mary Roberts Rinehart
  2. In every household there should be found an accident and emergency " kit" of necessary paraphernalia for the quick application of the one necessary medicine, dressing, etc. – The Mother and Her Child by William S. Sadler Lena K. Sadler
  3. Now, amongst the rest of her Sunday paraphernalia, Phoebe always carried a posy, made up with herbs and some strong smelling flowers. – Jackanapes, Daddy Darwin's Dovecot and Other Stories by Juliana Horatio Ewing