Undress
Undress Un*dress", v. t. [1st pref. un- + dress.] [1913 Webster] 1. To divest of clothes; to strip. [1913 Webster]

2. To divest of ornaments to disrobe. [1913 Webster]

3. (Med.) To take the dressing, or covering, from; as, to undress a wound. [1913 Webster]


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  • Undress — Un dress, n. 1. A loose, negligent dress; ordinary dress, as distinguished from full dress. [1913 Webster] 2. (Mil. & Naval) An authorized habitual dress of officers and soldiers, but not full dress uniform. [1913 Webster] {Undress parade} (Mil.) …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • undress — index denude, expose, unveil Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • undress — (v.) 1590s, to shed one s clothing, from UN (Cf. un ) (2) + DRESS (Cf. dress) (v.). Transferred sense of to strip off (someone s) clothing is recorded from 1610s. The noun meaning state of partial or incomplete dress is attested from 1680s.… …   Etymology dictionary

  • undress — [v] take off clothes denude, disarray, dismantle, disrobe, divest oneself, doff, get off, get out of, husk, peel, shed, shock, slip off, slip out of, strip, unattire, uncloak, unclothe, unmask; concepts 211,453 Ant. clothe, dress …   New thesaurus

  • undress — ► VERB 1) (also get undressed) take off one s clothes. 2) take the clothes off (someone else). ► NOUN 1) the state of being naked or only partially clothed. 2) Military ordinary clothing or uniform, as opposed to full dress …   English terms dictionary

  • undress — [un dres′; ] for n., usually [ un′dres΄] vt. 1. to take off the clothing of; strip 2. to divest of ornament 3. to remove the dressing from (a wound) vi. to take off one s clothes; strip n. 1. the state of being naked, only partly dressed, or in… …   English World dictionary

  • undress — [[t]ʌ̱ndre̱s[/t]] undresses, undressing, undressed 1) VERB When you undress or undress someone, you take off your clothes or someone else s clothes. She went out, leaving Rachel to undress and have her shower... [V n] She undressed the child… …   English dictionary

  • undress — /un dres /, v., undressed or undrest, undressing, n., adj. v.t. 1. to take the clothes off (a person); disrobe. 2. to remove the dressing from (a wound, sore, etc.). 3. to strip or divest of or as if of a covering; expose: to undress a pretense.… …   Universalium

  • undress — un|dress1 [ʌnˈdres] v [I and T] ↑vest, ↑undershirt to take your clothes off, or take someone else s clothes off ▪ Matt undressed and got into bed. ▪ Joe still needs an adult to undress him. undress 2 undress2 n [U] formal when you are wearing few …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • undress — un|dress1 [ ʌn dres ] verb intransitive or transitive to remove your clothes or to remove someone else s clothes: She undressed the children and got them into their pajamas. undress un|dress 2 [ ʌn dres ] noun a state of undress FORMAL a state of …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

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