Dress Dress, n. 1. That which is used as the covering or ornament of the body; clothes; garments; habit; apparel. ``In your soldier's dress.'' --Shak. [1913 Webster]

2. A lady's gown; as, silk or a velvet dress. [1913 Webster]

3. Attention to apparel, or skill in adjusting it. [1913 Webster]

Men of pleasure, dress, and gallantry. -- Pope. [1913 Webster]

4. (Milling) The system of furrows on the face of a millstone. --Knight. [1913 Webster]

{Dress parade} (Mil.), a parade in full uniform for review. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.


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  • Dress — (dr[e^]s), v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Dressed} (dr[e^]st) or {Drest}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Dressing}.] [OF. drecier to make straight, raise, set up, prepare, arrange, F. dresser, (assumed) LL. directiare, fr. L. dirigere, directum, to direct; dis + regere… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • dress — [dres] vt. dressed or drest, dressing [ME dressen, to make straight, direct < OFr drecier, to set up, arrange < VL * directiare < L directus: see DIRECT] 1. to put clothes on; clothe 2. to provide with clothing 3. to decorate; trim;… …   English World dictionary

  • Dress — Dress, v. i. 1. (Mil.) To arrange one s self in due position in a line of soldiers; the word of command to form alignment in ranks; as, Dress right, dress! [1913 Webster] 2. To clothe or apparel one s self; to put on one s garments; to pay… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • dress — ► VERB 1) (also get dressed) put on one s clothes. 2) put clothes on (someone). 3) wear clothes in a particular way or of a particular type: she dresses well. 4) decorate or arrange in an artistic or attractive way. 5) clean, treat, or apply a… …   English terms dictionary

  • dress — [n] clothing; woman’s garment accouterment, apparel, attire, attirement, civvies*, costume, covering, drape, dry goods, duds*, ensemble, evening clothes, frock, garb, gear, gown, guise, habiliment, habit, muumuu, outfit, raiment, robe, shift,… …   New thesaurus

  • dress — UK US /dres/ noun [U] ► clothes of a particular type, especially those worn in a particular situation: »business/casual/formal dress »Nursing and biology students are expected to wear scrubs and other appropriate dress to work in a lab …   Financial and business terms

  • Dress — der; u. es, österr. auch die; , en <aus engl. dress »Kleidung« zu to dress »herrichten, aufmachen«; vgl. ↑dressieren> besondere Kleidung (z. B. Sportkleidung) …   Das große Fremdwörterbuch

  • Dress — Dress: Der seit dem 19. Jh. bezeugte Ausdruck für »‹Sport›kleidung« ist aus engl. dress »Aufmachung« entlehnt. Das engl. Wort ist eine Substantivierung zu to dress »herrichten, aufmachen«, das auf frz. dresser (vgl. ↑ dressieren) zurückgeht …   Das Herkunftswörterbuch

  • DRESS —    Dress is a rich source of information on culture, gender, and attitudes to the body, as well as on related technologies such as textiles, over the full period of development of the Etruscans. In the early Orientalizing phase (circa 750 to 600… …   Historical Dictionary of the Etruscans

  • dress — vb *clothe, attire, apparel, array, robe Antonyms: undress dress n *clothes, clothing, attire, apparel, raiment …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

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