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 adorn. Cf. {Tire} a headdress.] To dress; to array; to adorn; esp., to clothe with elegant or splendid garments. [1913 Webster]

Finely attired in a robe of white. --Shak. [1913 Webster]

With the linen miter shall he be attired. --Lev. xvi. 4. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • Attired — At*tired , p. p. (Her.) Provided with antlers, as a stag. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • attired — at|tired [ ə taırd ] adjective FORMAL dressed: attired in: elegantly attired in a red gown …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • attired — [[t]əta͟ɪ͟ə(r)d[/t]] ADJ: v link ADJ in n, adv ADJ If you describe how someone is attired, you are describing how they are dressed. [FORMAL] He was faultlessly attired in black coat and striped trousers …   English dictionary

  • attired — UK [əˈtaɪə(r)d] / US [əˈtaɪrd] adjective formal dressed attired in: elegantly attired in a red gown …   English dictionary

  • attired — adjective dressed or clothed especially in fine attire; often used in combination (Freq. 1) the elegantly attired gentleman neatly dressed workers monks garbed in hooded robes went about oddly garmented professors robed in crimson tuxedo attired… …   Useful english dictionary

  • attired — at|tired [əˈtaırəd US əˈtaırd] adj [not before noun] formal [Date: 1200 1300; : Old French; Origin: atirier, from tire order, rank ] dressed in a particular way ▪ He arrived suitably attired in a dark dinner suit …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • attired — adjective (not before noun) formal dressed in a particular way: more suitably attired for a rave than for school …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • attired — 1. adjective Said of the horns of a stag when they are of a different tincture to its head. 2. verb Simple past and past participle of attire …   Wiktionary

  • attired — at·tire || É™ taɪə v. dress, put on clothes n. dress, clothing, apparel …   English contemporary dictionary

  • attired — at·tired …   English syllables

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