What does costume mean?

Definitions for costume
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

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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. Namthip Chicha:

    Well, the mask doesn't really go with the costume, but if it's for the common interest and can help health workers, we will do our best.

  2. The Aviator:

    It really is a collaboration: I provide the clothes, and then work closely with the actors, it's not just about how a costume looks, but that the actor does in it. My clothes are a tool for them to create their character.

  3. Rhonda Shear:

    How, if I was a serious actress, I would have never taken a commercial … I was nervous, but I told him I had permission from everyone. He said, ‘ Well, you did n’t get it from me. ’ He then walked out and left me with my costume in hand … They did n’t blackball me, but I never heard from ‘ Happy Days ’ again.

  4. Armando Iannucci:

    I re-read 'David Copperfield' about 10 or so years ago and it just felt so cinematic and funny and experimental. It felt very modern, it also speaks of these sort of contemporary issues as well and I just want to get that life and that humor and approach it maybe as if there were no rules as to how you make a costume drama.

  5. Joshua Greene:

    A lot of the pictures were just candids that he shot at an unexpected [time], [That occurred] during the shoot or even between when she was just sitting around and having a cup of tea or coffee or when she was casually relaxing… She was always comfortable with Milton. He wanted to take pictures of her almost as a character actress [in costume]… And these photos weren’t for a particular assignment. They were explorations… In time he got to know her in a more intimate way and she got to see herself portrayed in ways other than Hollywood style.

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