What does attire mean?

Definitions for attireəˈtaɪər

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word attire.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. attire, garb, dress(verb)

    clothing of a distinctive style or for a particular occasion

    "formal attire"; "battle dress"

  2. overdress, dress up, fig out, fig up, deck up, gussy up, fancy up, trick up, deck out, trick out, prink, attire, get up, rig out, tog up, tog out(verb)

    put on special clothes to appear particularly appealing and attractive

    "She never dresses up, even when she goes to the opera"; "The young girls were all fancied up for the party"


  1. attire(Noun)

    One's dress; what one wears; one's clothes.

    He was wearing his formal attire.

  2. attire(Noun)

    The single horn of a deer or stag.

  3. attire(Verb)

    To dress or garb.

  4. Origin: From atirier, from a- + tire, akin to German Zier and Old Norse tírr.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Attire(verb)

    to dress; to array; to adorn; esp., to clothe with elegant or splendid garments

  2. Attire(noun)

    dress; clothes; headdress; anything which dresses or adorns; esp., ornamental clothing

  3. Attire(noun)

    the antlers, or antlers and scalp, of a stag or buck

  4. Attire(noun)

    the internal parts of a flower, included within the calyx and the corolla

  5. Origin: [OE. atiren to array, dispose, arrange, OF. atirier; (L. ad) + F. tire rank, order, row; of Ger. origin: cf. As. tier row, OHG. ziar, G. zier, ornament, zieren to adorn. Cf. Tire a headdress.]

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Attire

    at-tīr′, v.t. to dress, array, or adorn: to prepare.—n. dress: any kind of covering, even the plants that clothe the soil: (Shak.) a dress or costume.—ns. Attire′ment, Attir′ing. [O. Fr. atirer, put in order—à tire, in a row—à (L. ad), to, and tire, tiere, order, dress. See Tier.]


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of attire in Chaldean Numerology is: 8

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of attire in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Charles de LEUSSE:

    But the dog who is rabid is not by bowl attracted. (Mais le chien qui est enragé n'est par gamelle attiré)

  2. Sculptor Idriz Balani:

    I used three photos to get her smile, hair, posture and attire right and kept the necklace. She exudes benevolence. I hope they like it.

  3. Jessica Regan:

    This gave a broad segment a clear view of what standards of mourning attire were through fashion illustrations and detailed descriptions.

  4. Abdi Mohamud Abdi:

    We even gave some non-Muslims our religious attire to wear in the bus so that they would not be identified easily. We stuck together tightly, the militants threatened to shoot us but we still refused and protected our brothers and sisters. Finally they gave up and left but warned that they would be back.

  5. Bin Salman:

    The laws are very clear and stipulated in the laws of Sharia: that women wear decent, respectful clothing, like men, this, however, does not particularly specify a black abaya or a black head cover. The decision is entirely left for women to decide what type of decent and respectful attire she chooses to wear.

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