Undress

  • 1 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… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 2 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

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

    Law dictionary

  • 4 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

  • 5 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

  • 6 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

  • 7 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

  • 8 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

  • 9 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

  • 10 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

  • 11 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

  • 12 undress — I UK [ʌnˈdres] / US verb [intransitive/transitive] Word forms undress : present tense I/you/we/they undress he/she/it undresses present participle undressing past tense undressed past participle undressed to remove your clothes, or to remove… …

    English dictionary

  • 13 undress — 1 verb (I, T) to take your clothes off, or take someone else s clothes off 2 noun (U) formal a state in which you are wearing few or no clothes: The dancers walked around in various stages of undress …

    Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • 14 undress — verb he undressed and got into bed in a state of undress Syn: strip (off), disrobe, take off one s clothes, peel down …

    Thesaurus of popular words

  • 15 undress — verb (t) /ʌnˈdrɛs / (say un dres) 1. to remove the clothes from; disrobe. 2. to strip of whatever adorns. 3. to remove the dressing from (a wound, etc.). 4. Colloquial to shear: to undress a sheep. –verb (i) /ʌnˈdrɛs / (say un dres) 5. to take… …

    Australian English dictionary

  • 16 undress — I. Date: 1596 transitive verb 1. to remove the clothes or covering of ; divest, strip 2. expose, reveal intransitive verb to take off one s clothes ; disrobe II. noun …

    New Collegiate Dictionary

  • 17 undress — 1. verb /ʌnˈdɹɛs,ʌnˈdʒɹɛs/ a) To remove ones clothing. b) To remove one’s clothing. Ant: dress 2. noun /ʌnˈdɹɛs,ʌnˈdʒɹɛs/ the state of having little or no …

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  • 18 undress — Synonyms and related words: baldness, bareness, beauty unadorned, casual clothes, debunk, denude, disarray, discover, dishabille, dismantle, disrobe, do a strip tease, nakedness, neglige, negligee, nudity, show up, something comfortable, sport… …

    Moby Thesaurus

  • 19 undress — I (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) v. strip, disrobe, unclothe, peel (sl.), dismantle, expose. See divestment. II (Roget s IV) v. Syn. strip, take off one s clothes, undrape, disrobe, unclothe, dismantle, divest, become naked, assume the… …

    English dictionary for students

  • 20 undress — v. disrobe, take clothes off; uncover, strip of …

    English contemporary dictionary