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dress

dress - Dictionary definition and meaning for word dress

Definition
(noun) a one-piece garment for a woman; has skirt and bodice
Synonyms : frock

Definition
(noun) clothing of a distinctive style or for a particular occasion
Synonyms : attire , garb
Example Sentence
  • formal attire
  • battle dress

Definition
(noun) clothing in general
Example Sentence
  • she was refined in her choice of apparel
  • he always bought his clothes at the same store
  • fastidious about his dress

Definition
(verb) put on clothes
Synonyms : get dressed
Example Sentence
  • we had to dress quickly
  • dress the patient
  • Can the child dress by herself?

Definition
(verb) provide with clothes or put clothes on
Example Sentence
  • Parents must feed and dress their child

Definition
(verb) put a finish on
Example Sentence
  • dress the surface smooth

Definition
(verb) dress in a certain manner
Synonyms : dress up
Example Sentence
  • She dresses in the latest Paris fashion
  • he dressed up in a suit and tie

Definition
(verb) dress or groom with elaborate care
Synonyms : plume , preen , primp
Example Sentence
  • She likes to dress when going to the opera

Definition
(verb) kill and prepare for market or consumption
Synonyms : dress out
Example Sentence
  • dress a turkey

Definition
(verb) arrange in ranks
Synonyms : line up
Example Sentence
  • dress troops

Definition
(verb) decorate (food), as with parsley or other ornamental foods
Synonyms : garnish , trim

Definition
(verb) provide with decoration
Synonyms : decorate
Example Sentence
  • dress the windows

Definition
(verb) put a dressing on
Example Sentence
  • dress the salads

Definition
(verb) cultivate, tend, and cut back the growth of
Synonyms : clip , crop , cut back , lop , prune , snip , trim
Example Sentence
  • dress the plants in the garden

Definition
(verb) cut down rough-hewn (lumber) to standard thickness and width
Definition
(verb) convert into leather
Example Sentence
  • dress the tanned skins

Definition
(verb) apply a bandage or medication to
Example Sentence
  • dress the victim's wounds

Definition
(verb) give a neat appearance to
Synonyms : curry , groom
Example Sentence
  • groom the dogs
  • dress the horses

Definition
(verb) arrange attractively
Synonyms : arrange , coif , coiffe , coiffure , do , set
Example Sentence
  • dress my hair for the wedding

Definition
(adj) suitable for formal occasions
Synonyms : full-dress
Example Sentence
  • formal wear
  • a full-dress uniform
  • dress shoes

Definition
(adj) (of an occasion) requiring formal clothes
Synonyms : full-dress
Example Sentence
  • a dress dinner
  • a full-dress ceremony

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