Children's, Intermediate and Advanced Online English Dictionary & Thesaurus

Comprehensive
Dictionary Suite
Help
Help
Help
 
   
Display options
Show syllables
Show Lookup History
Double-Click Lookup
  Show Spanish support
 
Pronunciation
Wordsmyth
  Phonics
  IPA
 
Entry formats
Standard
  Classic
 
Lookup History
dress

dress

 
 
pronunciation:
dres
parts of speech:
noun, verb
phrases:
dress up, get dressed
features:
Word Builder, Word Explorer
part of speech: noun
definition: a piece of clothing for girls or women. A dress covers the body from the shoulders to the legs.
She decided to wear a dress instead of pants.
 
similar words:
shift
 
part of speech: verb
inflections: dressed, dresses, dressing
definition 1: to put clothing on.
She dressed her baby in warm clothes.
antonyms:
strip
similar words:
trick out
definition 2: to put clothes on oneself.
She dressed nicely for dinner.
antonyms:
strip, undress
phrase: dress up
phrase: get dressed
derivation: dressed (adj.)
Word Builder: dress +
  • dress code:
    rules that tell you what you may or may not wear in a place.
  • dressed:
    wearing clothes.
  • dressmaker:
    a person who makes dresses and other women's clothes.
  • dress shop:
    a shop that sells dresses and other women's clothing.
  • dressy:
    formal; fancy.
Word Explorer
See
  clothing, cook