a one-piece garment for a woman; has skirt and bodice
attire, garb, dress(noun)
clothing of a distinctive style or for a particular occasion
"formal attire"; "battle dress"
apparel, wearing apparel, dress, clothes(adj)
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 dressed(verb)
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, apparel(verb)
provide with clothes or put clothes on
"Parents must feed and dress their child"
put a finish on
"dress the surface smooth"
dress, dress up(verb)
dress in a certain manner
"She dresses in the latest Paris fashion"; "he dressed up in a suit and tie"
preen, primp, plume, dress(verb)
dress or groom with elaborate care
"She likes to dress when going to the opera"
dress, dress out(verb)
kill and prepare for market or consumption
"dress a turkey"
dress, line up(verb)
arrange in ranks
trim, garnish, dress(verb)
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 back(verb)
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, curry(verb)
give a neat appearance to
"groom the dogs"; "dress the horses"
dress, arrange, set, do, coif, coiffe, coiffure(verb)
"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
British National Corpus
Spoken Corpus Frequency
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
Examples of dress in a Sentence
It was developed two years ago by a committee made up of teachers and students who consulted dress codes that existed at other Catholic schools across the country.
It was definitely New York glamourous — the black dress, leather pants and high heels, and an hour putting on my makeup, anyone would think I had a really fun life, meeting cool people and celebrities.
A good dress often hides a deceiver.
We have always encouraged prayer, honesty, look at the way we dress, it is very honest, the haircuts, the way the women dress. We practice what we preach.
If it looks gorgeous on you and this is the dress we were going to pick anyway, why not be paid ?
Popularity rank by frequency of use
Translations for dress
From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary
Get even more translations for dress »
Find a translation for the dress definition in other languages:
Select another language:
- - Select -
- 简体中文 (Chinese - Simplified)
- 繁體中文 (Chinese - Traditional)
- Español (Spanish)
- Esperanto (Esperanto)
- 日本語 (Japanese)
- Português (Portuguese)
- Deutsch (German)
- العربية (Arabic)
- Français (French)
- Русский (Russian)
- ಕನ್ನಡ (Kannada)
- 한국어 (Korean)
- עברית (Hebrew)
- Gaeilge (Irish)
- Українська (Ukrainian)
- اردو (Urdu)
- Magyar (Hungarian)
- मानक हिन्दी (Hindi)
- Indonesia (Indonesian)
- Italiano (Italian)
- தமிழ் (Tamil)
- Türkçe (Turkish)
- తెలుగు (Telugu)
- ภาษาไทย (Thai)
- Tiếng Việt (Vietnamese)
- Čeština (Czech)
- Polski (Polish)
- Bahasa Indonesia (Indonesian)
- Românește (Romanian)
- Nederlands (Dutch)
- Ελληνικά (Greek)
- Latinum (Latin)
- Svenska (Swedish)
- Dansk (Danish)
- Suomi (Finnish)
- فارسی (Persian)
- ייִדיש (Yiddish)
- հայերեն (Armenian)
- Norsk (Norwegian)
- English (English)