Attire At*tire", n. 1. Dress; clothes; headdress; anything which dresses or adorns; esp., ornamental clothing. [1913 Webster]

Earth in her rich attire. --Milton. [1913 Webster]

I 'll put myself in poor and mean attire. --Shak. [1913 Webster]

Can a maid forget her ornament, or a bride her attire? --Jer. ii. 32. [1913 Webster]

2. The antlers, or antlers and scalp, of a stag or buck. [1913 Webster]

3. (Bot.) The internal parts of a flower, included within the calyx and the corolla. [Obs.] --Johnson. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.


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  • attire — vb *clothe, apparel, array, dress, robe Analogous words: accouter, appoint, equip, outfit, arm (see FURNISH) Antonyms: divest Contrasted words: *strip, bare, denude, dismantle attire n *clothes, clothing, apparel, raiment, dress …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • attire — [n] clothing accoutrements, apparel, array, bib and tucker*, clothes, costume, drapes, dress, duds*, garb, garments, gear, getup, habiliments, habit, outfit, raiment, things, threads*, togs, uniform, vestment, wear; concept 451 attire [v] clothe… …   New thesaurus

  • Attire — At*tire , v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Attired}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Attiring}.] [OE. atiren to array, dispose, arrange, OF. atirier; [ a] (L. ad) + F. tire rank, order, row; of Ger. origin: cf. As. tier row, OHG. ziar[=i], G. zier, ornament, zieren to… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • attiré — Attiré, [attir]ée. partic. pass. Il a les significations de son verbe …   Dictionnaire de l'Académie française

  • attire — ► NOUN ▪ clothes, especially fine or formal ones. ► VERB (be attired) ▪ be dressed in clothes of a specified kind. ORIGIN from Old French atirer equip , from a tire in order …   English terms dictionary

  • attire — [ə tīr′] vt. attired, attiring [ME atiren < OFr atirier, to put in order, arrange < a tire, in a row, in order; a (L ad), to + tire, order, row, dress: see TIER1] to dress, esp. in fine garments; clothe; array n. clothes, esp. fine or rich… …   English World dictionary

  • attire — n. 1) casual; civilian; formal attire 2) in attire (in formal attire) * * * [ə taɪə] civilian formal attire casual in attire (in formal attire) …   Combinatory dictionary

  • attire — {{11}}attire (n.) c.1300, equipment of a man at arms; fine apparel, from ATTIRE (Cf. attire) (v.). {{12}}attire (v.) c.1300, to fit out, equip; to dress in finery, to adorn, from O.Fr. atirier to equip, ready, prepare, from a to + tire order, row …   Etymology dictionary

  • attire — 1. noun /əˈtaɪə(r)/ a) Ones dress; what one wears; ones clothes. He was wearing his formal attire. b) The single horn of a deer or stag. habit or dress 2. v …   Wiktionary

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