Dress

  • 1 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

  • 2 Dress-up — is a game played mainly by children. It involves dressing up, usually to impersonate someone or something, like an animal or character in a fairy tale. The type of clothes they dress up in often resembles who they are trying to be, either adults… …

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  • 3 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;… …

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  • 4 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

  • 5 Dress-Up — is a game played mainly by girls. It involves dressing up, usually to impersonate someone. The type of clothes they dress up in often resembles who they are trying to be, either adults clothing or special play clothes designed specifically for… …

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  • 6 Dress me Up — Single par Olivia extrait de l’album Synchronicity Face A Dress me Up Face B So Beautiful Sortie 19 avril 2000 …

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  • 7 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… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 8 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… …

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  • 9 dress|er — dress|er1 «DREHS uhr», noun. 1. a person who dresses (himself, another person, a shop window, or a wound): »the dresser for an actress. He…prided himself on being an immaculate dresser (Newsweek). 2. a tool or machine to prepare things for use.… …

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  • 10 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,… …

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  • 11 dress|y — «DREHS ee», adjective, dress|i|er, dress|i|est. Informal. 1. fond of wearing showy clothes: »... especially the gangsters, who were always the dressiest of the lot (Atlantic) …

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  • 12 Dress Me Up — may refer to: Dress Me Up! (album), an album by Denise Ho Dress Me Up (song), a song by Olivia Lufkin This disambiguation page lists articles associated with the same title. If an internal link led you her …

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  • 13 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 …

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

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  • 15 dress up — dress (something) up to make something look better or different than it really is. No matter how you dress it up, the fact is that we lost. His business record is a string of failures dressed up as successes. Usage notes: often followed by as, as …

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  • 16 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 …

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  • 17 dress up — [v] put on one’s best clothes array, attire, beautify, clothe, deck out*, embellish, fit out*, fix up, gussy up*, improve, overdress, preen, prettify, primp, prink, slick, smarten, spiff up*, spruce up*, titivate; concept 167 Ant. dress casually …

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  • 18 dress up — ► dress up dress in smart or formal clothes, or in a special costume. Main Entry: ↑dress …

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  • 19 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

  • 20 dress up — dress in smart clothes or in a special costume. → dress …

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