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  Definition of dress
  1. clothing in general; "she was refined in her choice of apparel"; "he always bought his clothes at the same store"; "fastidious about his dress"
  2. clothing of a distinctive style or for a particular occasion; "formal attire"; "battle dress"
  3. a one-piece garment for a woman; has skirt and bodice
  4. arrange attractively; "dress my hair for the wedding"
  5. dress or groom with elaborate care; "She likes to dress when going to the opera"
  6. dress in a certain manner; "She dresses in the latest Paris fashion"; "he dressed up in a suit and tie"
  7. give a neat appearance to; "groom the dogs"; "dress the horses"
  8. put on clothes; "we had to dress quickly"; "dress the patient"; "Can the child dress by herself?"
  9. provide with clothes or put clothes on; "Parents must feed and dress their child"
  10. apply a bandage or medication to; "dress the victim''s wounds"
  11. convert into leather; "dress the tanned skins"
  12. kill and prepare for market or consumption; "dress a turkey"
  13. cut down rough-hewn (lumber) to standard thickness and width
  14. put a finish on; "dress the surface smooth"
  15. cultivate, tend, and cut back the growth of; "dress the plants in the garden"
  16. put a dressing on; "dress the salads"
  17. provide with decoration; "dress the windows"
  18. decorate (food), as with parsley or other ornamental foods
  19. arrange in ranks; "dress troops"
  20. (of an occasion) requiring formal clothes; "a dress dinner"; "a full-dress ceremony"
  21. suitable for formal occasions; "formal wear"; "a full-dress uniform"; "dress shoes"
Similar Words: apparel, wearing apparel, clothes, attire, garb, frock, arrange, set, do, coif, coiffe, coiffure, preen, primp, plume, dress up, groom, curry, get dressed, clothe, enclothe, raiment, tog, garment, habilitate, fit out, dress out, snip, clip, crop, trim, lop, prune, cut back, decorate, garnish, line up, full-dress

 

See Also: dress up, fig out, fig up, deck up, gussy up, fancy up, trick up, deck out, trick out, prink, attire, get up, rig out, tog up, tog out, overdress, dress down, underdress

 

Hyponyms: ao dai, costume, disguise, ecclesiastical attire, ecclesiastical robe, finery, formalwear, eveningwear, evening dress, evening clothes, habit, hairpiece, false hair, postiche, morning dress, outfit, getup, rig, turnout, sportswear, athletic wear, activewear, caftan, kaftan, chemise, sack, shift, coatdress, cocktail dress, sheath, dirndl, gown, jumper, pinafore, pinny, kirtle, Mother Hubbard, muumuu, polonaise, sari, saree, shirtdress, bob, wave, vest, dress up, fig out, fig up, deck up, gussy up, fancy up, trick up, deck out, trick out, prink, attire, get up, rig out, tog up, tog out, overdress, dress down, underdress, bundle up, wear, put on, get into, don, assume, cross-dress, dandify, change, prim, prim up, prim out, cover, wrap up, jacket, frock, shirt, vesture, overclothe, corset, shoe, coat, robe, poultice, plaster, bandage, shear, poll, pollard, top, pinch, disbud

 

Grouped Verbs: groom, curry, get dressed, dress up, fig out, fig up, deck up, gussy up, fancy up, trick up, deck out, trick out, prink, attire, get up, rig out, tog up, tog out, overdress, arrange, set, do, coif, coiffe, coiffure, clothe, enclothe, garb, raiment, tog, garment, habilitate, fit out, apparel, preen, primp, plume, trim, garnish, dress out

 

Entailments: kill

 

Derivational Morphology: preen, primp, plume, clothe, enclothe, garb, raiment, tog, garment, habilitate, fit out, apparel, get dressed, dress up, fig out, fig up, deck up, gussy up, fancy up, trick up, deck out, trick out, prink, attire, get up, rig out, tog up, tog out, overdress, frock, hairdo, hair style, coiffure, arrangement, wearing apparel, clothes, primping, dresser, stableman, stableboy, groom, hostler, ostler, actor's assistant, dressing, grooming, array, regalia, clothing, article of clothing, vesture, wear, medical dressing, bandaging, binding, stuffing, pruner, trimmer, pruning hook, lopper, pruning, trim, trimming, clipping, crop, harvest, clip, snip, clipper, clippers, snippet, snipping, salad dressing, interior decoration, decor, decoration, ornament, ornamentation, garnish, passementerie

 

Anagrams: Seder

 

Language Translations:
Albanian: vesh   Arabic: ثوب  
Breton: sae   Catalan: vestir and vestit  
Croatian: odijevati   Danish: beklæde and kjole and klæde  
Dutch: jurk and kleden and zich aankleden   Esperanto: robo and vesti  
Finnish: mekko and pukea and pukeutua   French: habiller and robe and s'habiller  
German: Kleid and kleiden and sich anziehen   Hebrew: להלביש and להתלבש and שמלה  
Hungarian: öltöztet   Irish: gúna  
Italian: gonna   Latvian: apģērbt and apģērbties and kleita  
Maltese: libsa and tlibes   Polish: sukienka and ubierać  
Portuguese: vestido   Romanian: rochie  
Russian: одевать and одеваться and платье   Slovene: obleka  
Spanish: vestido and vestir and vestirse   Swedish: klä and klänning  
Telugu: దుస్తులు and ధరించు and ధరింపజేయు   Vietnamese: áo dài and mặc  
 
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