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Princeton's WordNet

  1. dress code(noun)

    a set of rules specifying the correct manner of dress while on the premises of the institution (or specifying what manner of dress is prohibited)


  1. dress code(Noun)

    A formal specification of acceptable attire for a specific event or location.


  1. Dress code

    A dress code is a set of rules governing what garments may be worn together and in what setting. Examples of dress codes are combinations such as "smart casual", or "morning dress". A classification of these codes is normally made for varying levels of formality and times of day. In traditional Western dressing, for men the more formal dress codes, such as "black tie", are highly codified with essentially fixed definitions, mostly unchanged for more than fifty years, while the more casual classifications change very quickly, and a worldwide or widely relevant discussion is impossible. For women, changes in fashion are more rapid. In practical use, dress codes are either followed intuitively, enforced by peer pressure, so that people wear similar clothing in the same situations. Alternatively, at more formal events where a dress code is specified, invitees wear clothes at the specified level; if some variation is permitted, the host will wear the most formal option to save guests the embarrassment of out-dressing him. Appropriate national dress is generally permitted, and national variations are also widely worn as an exception to the trend of uniformity with peers, often in the form of headgear.


  1. Dress Code

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of dress code in Chaldean Numerology is: 9

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of dress code in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Nicola Thorp:

    Dress code laws should be changed so that women have the option to wear flat, formal shoes at work if they wish, current formal work dress codes are outdated and exist.

  2. Logan Autry:

    The principal told me to take it off, and I still didn’t take it off, and she said it was against the dress code to wear the hat, but I looked in the dress code and it was not against it.

  3. Superintendent Debby Sanders:

    Aubrey ISD has a student dress code to follow, just as Phillip Rolen military personnel are expected to wear uniforms, the dress code, which has been in place for over a decade, instills pride, discipline and levels the playing field for students to allow them to focus on learning.

  4. Nicola Thorp:

    Employers are allowed to impose different dress codes for men and women, which is fair enough as long as that dress code doesn't favour one of the sexes, by making women wear high heels you are acting favourably towards men because their footwear doesn't affect their posture, their ability to move. It doesn't create long term health problems.

  5. Mari Tufts:

    I did it so people will start to see that girls are not a distraction and to stop teaching young men that it is an acceptable excuse to be distracted from their education, i found there was no correlation between any of the photos that were in dress code or out of dress code. So I proved clothes that were dress code violations were no more distracting.

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