attire

  • 1 Attire — At*tire , n. 1. Dress; clothes; headdress; anything which dresses or adorns; esp., ornamental clothing. [1913 Webster] Earth in her rich attire. Milton. [1913 Webster] I ll put myself in poor and mean attire. Shak. [1913 Webster] Can a maid… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 2 attiré — attiré, ée (a ti ré, rée) part. passé. 1°   Le fer attiré par l aimant. 2°   Fig. Attiré par la beauté du site. •   Où courez vous, mortels abusés, et pourquoi allez vous errants de vanités en vanités, toujours attirés et toujours trompés par des …

    Dictionnaire de la Langue Française d'Émile Littré

  • 3 attire — vb *clothe, apparel, array, dress, robe Analogous words: accouter, appoint, equip, outfit, arm (see FURNISH) Antonyms: divest Contrasted words: *strip, bare, denude, dismantle attire n *clothes, clothing, apparel, raiment, dress …

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  • 4 attire — [n] clothing accoutrements, apparel, array, bib and tucker*, clothes, costume, drapes, dress, duds*, garb, garments, gear, getup, habiliments, habit, outfit, raiment, things, threads*, togs, uniform, vestment, wear; concept 451 attire [v] clothe… …

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  • 5 Attire — At*tire , v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Attired}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Attiring}.] [OE. atiren to array, dispose, arrange, OF. atirier; [ a] (L. ad) + F. tire rank, order, row; of Ger. origin: cf. As. tier row, OHG. ziar[=i], G. zier, ornament, zieren to… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 6 attiré — Attiré, [attir]ée. partic. pass. Il a les significations de son verbe …

    Dictionnaire de l'Académie française

  • 7 attire — ► NOUN ▪ clothes, especially fine or formal ones. ► VERB (be attired) ▪ be dressed in clothes of a specified kind. ORIGIN from Old French atirer equip , from a tire in order …

    English terms dictionary

  • 8 attire — [ə tīr′] vt. attired, attiring [ME atiren < OFr atirier, to put in order, arrange < a tire, in a row, in order; a (L ad), to + tire, order, row, dress: see TIER1] to dress, esp. in fine garments; clothe; array n. clothes, esp. fine or rich… …

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  • 9 attire — n. 1) casual; civilian; formal attire 2) in attire (in formal attire) * * * [ə taɪə] civilian formal attire casual in attire (in formal attire) …

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  • 10 attire — {{11}}attire (n.) c.1300, equipment of a man at arms; fine apparel, from ATTIRE (Cf. attire) (v.). {{12}}attire (v.) c.1300, to fit out, equip; to dress in finery, to adorn, from O.Fr. atirier to equip, ready, prepare, from a to + tire order, row …

    Etymology dictionary

  • 11 attire — 1. noun /əˈtaɪə(r)/ a) Ones dress; what one wears; ones clothes. He was wearing his formal attire. b) The single horn of a deer or stag. habit or dress 2. v …

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  • 12 Attire — 1) A soldier s complete set of clothing and equipment necessary for going to war. Attire was also used as a verb = to equip a soldier for war. Later it came to indicate clothing in general. [< OldFr. atirer = to equip] Cf. Tire 2) Her. Antlers …

    Dictionary of Medieval Terms and Phrases

  • 13 attire — at|tire [əˈtaıə US əˈtaır] n [U] formal [Date: 1200 1300; Origin: attire (verb); ATTIRED] clothes ▪ business attire …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 14 attire — [[t]əta͟ɪ͟ə(r)[/t]] N UNCOUNT: usu supp N, with poss Your attire is the clothes you are wearing. [FORMAL] ...seven women dressed in their finest attire …

    English dictionary

  • 15 attire — I. transitive verb (attired; attiring) Etymology: Middle English, from Anglo French atirer to equip, prepare, attire, from a (from Latin ad ) + tire order, rank, of Germanic origin; akin to Old English tīr glory, ornament Date: 14th century to… …

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  • 16 attire — noun Attire is used after these nouns: ↑business, ↑wedding …

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  • 17 attire — at|tire [ ə taır ] noun uncount FORMAL the clothes that someone is wearing: formal/casual attire …

    Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • 18 attire — noun (U) formal clothes: formal evening attire …

    Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • 19 attire — 1. noun Thomas preferred formal attire Syn: clothing, clothes, garments, dress, wear, outfits, garb, costume; informal gear, duds, getup, threads; formal apparel; archaic raiment, habiliments 2. verb she was attired in black crepe Syn …

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  • 20 attire — UK [əˈtaɪə(r)] / US [əˈtaɪr] noun [uncountable] formal the clothes that someone is wearing formal/casual attire …

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