a one-piece garment for a woman; has skirt and bodice
attire, garb, dressnoun
clothing of a distinctive style or for a particular occasion
"formal attire"; "battle dress"
apparel, wearing apparel, dress, clothesadjective
clothing in general
"she was refined in her choice of apparel"; "he always bought his clothes at the same store"; "fastidious about his dress"
suitable for formal occasions
"formal wear"; "a full-dress uniform"; "dress shoes"
(of an occasion) requiring formal clothes
"a dress dinner"; "a full-dress ceremony"
dress, get dressedverb
put on clothes
"we had to dress quickly"; "dress the patient"; "Can the child dress by herself?"
dress, clothe, enclothe, garb, raiment, tog, garment, habilitate, fit out, apparelverb
provide with clothes or put clothes on
"Parents must feed and dress their child"
put a finish on
"dress the surface smooth"
dress, dress upverb
dress in a certain manner
"She dresses in the latest Paris fashion"; "he dressed up in a suit and tie"
preen, primp, plume, dressverb
dress or groom with elaborate care
"She likes to dress when going to the opera"
dress, dress outverb
kill and prepare for market or consumption
"dress a turkey"
dress, line upverb
arrange in ranks
trim, garnish, dressverb
decorate (food), as with parsley or other ornamental foods
provide with decoration
"dress the windows"
put a dressing on
"dress the salads"
snip, clip, crop, trim, lop, dress, prune, cut backverb
cultivate, tend, and cut back the growth of
"dress the plants in the garden"
cut down rough-hewn (lumber) to standard thickness and width
convert into leather
"dress the tanned skins"
apply a bandage or medication to
"dress the victim's wounds"
dress, groom, curryverb
give a neat appearance to
"groom the dogs"; "dress the horses"
dress, arrange, set, do, coif, coiffe, coiffureverb
"dress my hair for the wedding"
An item of clothing (usually worn by a woman or young girl) which covers the upper part of the body as well as below the waist.
Amy and Mary looked very pretty in their dresses.
He came to the party in formal dress.
The system of furrows on the face of a millstone.
To prepare oneself; to make ready.
To adorn, ornament.
To treat (a wound, or wounded person).
To prepare (food) for cooking, especially by seasoning it.
To fit out with the necessary clothing; to clothe, put clothes on (something or somebody).
He was dressed in the latest fashions.
To clothe oneself; to put on clothes.
Of a man, to allow the genitals to fall to one side or other of the trousers.
Does sir dress to the right or the left?
To prepare the surface of (a material; usually stone or lumber).
to direct; to put right or straight; to regulate; to order
to arrange in exact continuity of line, as soldiers; commonly to adjust to a straight line and at proper distance; to align; as, to dress the ranks
to treat methodically with remedies, bandages, or curative appliances, as a sore, an ulcer, a wound, or a wounded or diseased part
to adjust; to put in good order; to arrange; specifically: (a) To prepare for use; to fit for any use; to render suitable for an intended purpose; to get ready; as, to dress a slain animal; to dress meat; to dress leather or cloth; to dress or trim a lamp; to dress a garden; to dress a horse, by currying and rubbing; to dress grain, by cleansing it; in mining and metallurgy, to dress ores, by sorting and separating them
to cut to proper dimensions, or give proper shape to, as to a tool by hammering; also, to smooth or finish
to put in proper condition by appareling, as the body; to put clothes upon; to apparel; to invest with garments or rich decorations; to clothe; to deck
to break and train for use, as a horse or other animal
to arrange one's self in due position in a line of soldiers; -- the word of command to form alignment in ranks; as, Right, dress!
to clothe or apparel one's self; to put on one's garments; to pay particular regard to dress; as, to dress quickly
that which is used as the covering or ornament of the body; clothes; garments; habit; apparel
a lady's gown; as, silk or a velvet dress
attention to apparel, or skill in adjusting it
the system of furrows on the face of a millstone
Dress is the 1991 single by PJ Harvey.
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
dres, v.t. to put straight or in order, as troops: to put clothes upon: to prepare: to cook: to trim: to deck: to cleanse a sore: to manure.—v.i. to come into line: to put on clothes:—pa.t. and pa.p. dressed or drest.—n. the covering or ornament of the body: a lady's gown: style of dress.—ns. Dress′-cir′cle, part of a theatre (usually the first gallery) set apart for people in evening dress; Dress′-coat, a fine black coat with narrow or cut-away skirts, worn when in full dress; Dress′er, one who dresses: a medical student who dresses wounds: a table on which meat is dressed or prepared for use: a kind of kitchen sideboard with rows of shelves for plates, dishes, &c.—n.pl. Dress′-goods, cloths for making women's and children's gowns, frocks, &c.—ns. Dress′ing, dress or clothes: manure given to land: matter used to give stiffness and gloss to cloth: the sauce, &c., used in preparing a dish for the table, stuffing, &c.: the bandage, &c., applied to a sore: an ornamental moulding: a thrashing; Dress′ing-case, a case of toilet requisites used in dressing one's self: Dress′ing-gown, a loose garment used in dressing, or in deshabille; Dress′ing-jack′et, Dress′ing-sack, a jacket worn by women in dressing: Dress′ing-room; Dress′ing-tā′ble; Dress′maker, a person who makes gowns or dresses for women.—adj. Dress′y, fond of dress.—Evening dress, Full dress, the costume prescribed by fashion for evening receptions, dinners, balls, &c. [O. Fr. dresser, to prepare—L. dirigĕre, directum, to direct.]
Military Dictionary and Gazetteer
A word of command for alignment of troops; also of the alignment itself.
A type of clothing created and designed in various colors, materials, fabric, shapes, clothing sizes and styles.
We bought the wedding dress well before the wedding day.Submitted by MaryC on March 1, 2020
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Rank popularity for the word 'dress' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #2525
Written Corpus Frequency
Rank popularity for the word 'dress' in Written Corpus Frequency: #2424
Rank popularity for the word 'dress' in Nouns Frequency: #945
Rank popularity for the word 'dress' in Verbs Frequency: #370
The numerical value of dress in Chaldean Numerology is: 8
The numerical value of dress in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2
We had a mother from Leon County, and her daughter was going to school and some people in the school had decided that the daughter was really a boy and not a girl. So they changed the girl's name to a boy's name, had her dress like a boy and on doing all this stuff, without telling the mother or getting consent from the mother. First of all, they shouldn't be doing that at all. But to do these things behind the parents' back and to say that the parents should be shut out. That is wrong.
When I saw my daughter … trying out her dress, I never imagined she was buying the dress for her burial.
A person who shows the honest respect for hard workers is more nationalist than one who displays pompously own country flag on self body or dress part.
It all started because I did the simple thing of going and getting my nails done, and when I came to school I was told I was going to be dress coded, so I actually went home right away and went online for six weeks because I didn't want to get made fun of but also didn't want to get in trouble.
Many are waiting for to the day they can say "Eureka!, I have found it! ". They are not waiting for some kind of device that has still to be invented. They are anticipating the moment all scattered pieces of their life can be gathered. All essential parts of the intricate make-up of their identity are waiting to be revealed and comprehended. The magic "Eureka moment" allows them to enliven and dress up their expectations for the future. (“Waiting for Eureka” )
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