What does costume mean?

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ˈkɒs tum, -tyum; kɒˈstum, -ˈstyumcos·tume

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. costume(noun)

    the attire worn in a play or at a fancy dress ball

    "he won the prize for best costume"

  2. costume(noun)

    unusual or period attire not characteristic of or appropriate to the time and place

    "in spite of the heat he insisted on his woolen costume"

  3. costume(noun)

    the prevalent fashion of dress (including accessories and hair style as well as garments)

  4. costume(verb)

    the attire characteristic of a country or a time or a social class

    "he wore his national costume"

  5. costume, dress up(verb)

    dress in a costume

    "We dressed up for Halloween as pumpkins"

  6. costume(verb)

    furnish with costumes; as for a film or play

Wiktionary

  1. costume(Noun)

    A style of dress, including garments, accessories and hairstyle, especially as characteristic of a particular country, period or people.

    The dancer was wearing Highland costume.

    Etymology: From costume, from costuma, from costuma, ultimately, from consuetudo; see custom, which is a doublet of costume.

  2. costume(Noun)

    An outfit or a disguise worn as fancy dress etc.

    We wore gorilla costumes to the party.

    Etymology: From costume, from costuma, from costuma, ultimately, from consuetudo; see custom, which is a doublet of costume.

  3. costume(Noun)

    A set of clothes appropriate for a particular occasion or season.

    The bride wore a grey going-away costume.

    Etymology: From costume, from costuma, from costuma, ultimately, from consuetudo; see custom, which is a doublet of costume.

  4. costume(Verb)

    To dress or adorn with a costume or appropriate garb.

    Etymology: From costume, from costuma, from costuma, ultimately, from consuetudo; see custom, which is a doublet of costume.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Costume(noun)

    dress in general; esp., the distinctive style of dress of a people, class, or period

    Etymology: [F. costume, It. costume custom, dress, fr. L. consuetumen (not found), for consuetudo custom. See Custom, and cf. Consuetude.]

  2. Costume(noun)

    such an arrangement of accessories, as in a picture, statue, poem, or play, as is appropriate to the time, place, or other circumstances represented or described

    Etymology: [F. costume, It. costume custom, dress, fr. L. consuetumen (not found), for consuetudo custom. See Custom, and cf. Consuetude.]

  3. Costume(noun)

    a character dress, used at fancy balls or for dramatic purposes

    Etymology: [F. costume, It. costume custom, dress, fr. L. consuetumen (not found), for consuetudo custom. See Custom, and cf. Consuetude.]

Freebase

  1. Costume

    The term costume can refer to wardrobe and dress in general, or to the distinctive style of dress of a particular people, class, or period. Costume may also refer to the artistic arrangement of accessories in a picture, statue, poem, or play, appropriate to the time, place, or other circumstances represented or described, or to a particular style of clothing worn to portray the wearer as a character or type of character other than their regular persona at a social event such as a masquerade, a fancy dress party or in an artistic theatrical performance.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Costume

    kos-tūm′, or kos′tūm, n. the manner of dressing prevalent at a particular period or place: dress, esp. a woman's dress.—v.t. to dress.—p.adj. Costumed′.—ns. Costum′er, Costum′ier, one who makes or deals in costumes. [Fr.,—It.,—Low L. costuma—L. consuetudo, custom.]

British National Corpus

  1. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'costume' in Nouns Frequency: #2747

How to pronounce costume?

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How to say costume in sign language?

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of costume in Chaldean Numerology is: 5

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of costume in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6

Examples of costume in a Sentence

  1. Diane Murray of Wood-Ridge:

    I was thinking how embarrassed I would be to have her walk around in that costume, and she was embarrassed as well, dressing up as a sexpot is not part of my vision for a happy, healthy childhood. Outfits like that not only suggest a style of dress that is inappropriate but also emphasize the notion of dressing to titillate men, rather than dressing in clothes that make you feel good about yourself.

  2. Musin Almat Zhumabekovich:

    1. You are standing on a huge pocket watch, falling into a deep abyss of illusions, you hear the clock knock and your skin aging, you understand that soon you will break into death on the solid earth of reality, thereby you will know the pure form awareness and deep understanding. 2. In nobility there is nothing but love and light. It sees the beautiful beauty lurking in the depths of ugliness. Nobleness is the only medicine that heals with love, the only thing that can heal this world is love - it is a gentle fire that caresses, but does not burn, and always warms, illuminating everything and everything in you and everything around you, giving the true , eternal happiness, it protects you from the darkness of the lies of evil. Love is an eternal embrace, from which nothing will ever get out of anything, thereby destroying any evil with its warmth and amazingly beautiful, bright tenderness. Be noble no matter what, be light and hope, and the time will come and you will understand that you lived not in vain, keep only love in yourself, and a sunny flower will open in you, true eternal happiness. Heal the dying world with your love and nobility, because you, like everyone else, were sent to this world not for entertainment, but for salvation, you, like everyone else, are the savior, this is your true meaning of being in the world. 3. Insight is the wormhole of the universe of lies. 4. To see how ridiculous our reality is, just turn it inside out. 5. The human race ride only on the most terrible attractions and carousels of the world. In a creepy amusement park called madness. 6. You are a small fish that was launched into the great chain of water slides of the great water park, which will lead into the great ocean of the other world. 7. The human world is a Halloween costume party in which everyone portrays someone. 8. Ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha. Take a look at them, they are all wearing virtual glasses, all people see only what they want to see. Look at them, they cannot take them off. Ha ha ha ha ha ha ha 9. There are no locks in an honest world. 10. The inner world of man is a portal. Author: Musin Almat Zhumabekovich

  3. Ogden Nash:

    They take the paper and they read the headlines. So they've heard of unemployment and they've heard of bread-lines. And they philanthropically cure them all by getting up a costume charity ball.

  4. Los Angeles:

    I was completely in shock, when I saw someone else in a costume, my first reaction wasn't' Oh ! It's Alec Wells !' My reaction was' Oh ! Some other weirdo dressed up in the streets ! It's a Halloween miracle !' I figured it out pretty quickly, though, and when I did, I was so completely overwhelmed. It hit me that Alec Wells created an incredibly magical moment for me, and all because Alec Wells wanted to spend the rest of Alec Wells life with me.

  5. Jimmy Kimmel:

    Kobe Bryant was so big, it was almost like Kobe Bryant was Kobe Bryant, kobe Bryant was a real-life superhero with a costume and everything, walking amongst us.

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