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Princeton's WordNet

  1. undressverb

    partial or complete nakedness

    "a state of undress"

  2. undress, discase, uncase, unclothe, strip, strip down, disrobe, peelverb

    get undressed

    "please don't undress in front of everybody!"; "She strips in front of strangers every night for a living"

  3. strip, undress, divest, disinvestverb

    remove (someone's or one's own) clothes

    "The nurse quickly undressed the accident victim"; "She divested herself of her outdoor clothes"; "He disinvested himself of his garments"


  1. undressnoun

    the state of having little or no clothes on

  2. undressverb

    To remove one's clothing.

  3. undressverb

    To remove the clothing of (someone).

  4. undressverb

    To strip of something.

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Undressnoun

    A loose or negligent dress.

    Reform her into ease,
    And put her in undress to make her please. Dryden.

  2. To Undressverb

    Etymology: from dress.

    Undress you, and come now to bed. William Shakespeare.

    All were stol’n aside,
    To counsel and undress the bride. John Suckling.

    Her fellows press’d,
    And the reluctant nymph by force undress’d. Joseph Addison, Ovid.

    Undress’d at evening, when she found
    Their odours lost, their colours past,
    She chang’d her look. Matthew Prior.


  1. undress

    Western dress codes are a set of dress codes detailing what clothes are worn for what occasion. Conversely, since most cultures have intuitively applied some level equivalent to the more formal Western dress code traditions, these dress codes are simply a versatile framework, open to amalgamation of international and local customs. This versatility has made this scale of formality a practical international formality scale. Classifications are divided into formal wear (full dress), semi-formal wear (half dress), and informal wear (undress). Anything below this level is referred to as casual wear, although sometimes in combinations such as "smart casual" or "business casual" in order to indicate higher expectation than none at all.


  1. undress

    Undress refers to the action of taking off one's clothing or removing the covering or protection from something. It can also refer to the state of being naked or improperly dressed. In a more specific context such as military or naval, it might refer to a dress or uniform of a lesser degree of formality.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Undressverb

    to divest of clothes; to strip

  2. Undressverb

    to divest of ornaments to disrobe

  3. Undressverb

    to take the dressing, or covering, from; as, to undress a wound

  4. Undressnoun

    a loose, negligent dress; ordinary dress, as distinguished from full dress

  5. Undressnoun

    an authorized habitual dress of officers and soldiers, but not full-dress uniform

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Undress

    un-dres′, v.t. to take off the dress or clothes: to strip: to take the dressing from a wound.—v.i. to take off one's clothes.—n. (also Un′dress) a loose dress: the plain dress worn by soldiers when off duty.—adj. pertaining to ordinary dress, as opposed to uniform, &c.—adj. Undressed′, not dressed.

Military Dictionary and Gazetteer

  1. undress

    In the military service, is the authorized habitual dress of officers and soldiers when not in full uniform.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of undress in Chaldean Numerology is: 1

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of undress in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1

Examples of undress in a Sentence

  1. Evelyn Yang:

    I was in the exam room and I was dressed and ready to go. And then, at the last minute, he kind of made upan excuse, he said something about --You might need a C-section, and then he proceeded to grab me over to him and undress me and examine me internally ungloved. And at first, I was a little bit like, Whats going on here?

  2. Micky Morrison:

    But even my 12-year-old son doesn't hesitate to undress in front of me. I figure that he will one day, and that's OK, perhaps one day he will avert his eyes or become uncomfortable with my nudity as well. And that's OK, too.

  3. Fred Deutsch:

    The primary purpose of the bill is to protect the physical privacy of students from having to expose themselves, or be exposed to others, when in a state of undress or nakedness while at school or school functions.

  4. My First Barbie:

    The hand is closed, so the thumb is not detached. We did this to make it easier for little hands to dress and undress the doll.

  5. Andrew Yang for president:

    I was in the exam room, and I was dressed and ready to go, then, at the last minute, he kind of made up an excuse. He said something about,' I think you might need a C-section,' and he proceeded to grab me over to him and undress me and examine me internally, ungloved. I knew it was wrong. I knew I was being assaulted.

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