noun Etymology: Middle English tresse, from Anglo-French tresce Date: 14th century 1. a long lock of hair; especially the long unbound hair of a woman — usually used in plural 2. archaic a plait of hair ; braid

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  • Tress — Tress, n. [OE. tresse, OF. trece, F. tresse, LL. tricia, fr. Gr. tri cha threefold, because a tress is usually formed by interlacing three pieces; akin to trei^s three. See {Three}.] 1. A braid, knot, or curl, of hair; a ringlet. [1913 Webster]… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • -tress — [tris] suffix female: see ESS * * * …   Universalium

  • tress — [ tres ] noun count LITERARY a long piece of a woman s hair a. tresses plural long hair that hangs down a woman s back …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • tress — late 13c., long lock of hair, from O.Fr. tresse a plait or braid of hair (12c.), perhaps from V.L. *trichia braid, rope, from Gk. trikhia rope, from thrix (gen. trikhos) hair …   Etymology dictionary

  • tress — ► NOUN ▪ a long lock of a woman s hair. ORIGIN Old French tresse, perhaps from Greek trikha threefold …   English terms dictionary

  • -tress — [tris] suffix female: see ESS …   English World dictionary

  • tress — [tres] n. [ME tresse < OFr, akin to It treccia < ? VL * trichea, a plait] 1. Obs. a braid or plait of hair 2. a lock of human hair 3. [pl.] a woman s or girl s hair, esp. when long and falling loosely …   English World dictionary

  • -tress — ending of feminines of agent nouns in ter, tor, etc., usually short for ter ess, tor ess: as in actress, auditress, huntress, mistress, seamstress, songstress, traitress …   Useful english dictionary

  • tress — ac·tress; an·ces·tress; ar·bi·tress; au·di·tress; ben·e·fac·tress; but·tress·less; cap·tress; co·ad·ju·tress; com·for·tress; con·duc·tress; dic·ta·tress; di·rec·tress; dis·tress·ful; dis·tress·ing·ly; doc·tress; ed·i·tress; elec·tress;… …   English syllables

  • Tress — People*Arthur Tress (born 1940), American photographer *Ronald Tress (1915 2006), British professor and director *Tress MacNeille (born 1951), American voice actress *William Tress, architect and designer of railway stations.Things Called… …   Wikipedia

  • Tress — Kyle Tress (* 29. Mai 1981) ist ein US amerikanischer Skeletonpilot. Kyle Tress lebt in Ewing und studiert an der Plattsburgh State University. 2002 begann er mit dem Skeletonsport, seit 2004 ist er Teil des US Nationalkaders. Seine Trainer sind… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

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