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dress

dress

 
pronunciation:
dres
parts of speech:
noun, transitive verb, intransitive verb
phrases:
dress up
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part of speech: noun
definition 1: a girl's or woman's one-piece garment consisting of a blouse connected to the waist of a skirt.
 
synonyms:
frock
similar words:
gown, shift, shirtwaist
definition 2: apparel; clothing.
synonyms:
apparel, clothing, raiment
similar words:
clothes, costume, duds, garb, getup, guise, habiliments, habit, outfit, threads, toggery, togs, wear
definition 3: formal clothing.
synonyms:
attire, evening dress, Sunday best, vestment, white tie
similar words:
apparel, array, black tie, caparison, dinner jacket, formal, robe, tuxedo
 
part of speech: transitive verb
inflections: dressed, dresses, dressing
definition 1: to put clothing on.
She dressed the children in their warmest clothes.
synonyms:
apparel, array, clothe, garb, garment, rig out
antonyms:
strip, unclothe, undress
similar words:
attire, bedizen, caparison, costume, deck out, doll up, don, equip, habit, outfit, tog out, trick out
definition 2: to decorate.
We dressed the windows with gingham curtains.
synonyms:
adorn, apparel, decorate, garnish, gussy up, rig out
similar words:
bedizen, deck out, drape, embellish, ornament, trick out, trim
definition 3: to treat (a wound) by applying medication, bandages, or other medical preparations.
The nurses cleaned and dressed the wounds of the soldiers.
antonyms:
undress
similar words:
bandage, bind, cleanse, disinfect, treat
definition 4: to prepare (an animal, esp. fowl) for cooking.
similar words:
butcher, clean, cut, disembowel, draw, eviscerate, gut, prepare, skin, stuff, trim
definition 5: to arrange or style (hair).
synonyms:
do, style
similar words:
comb, curl, cut, perm, set
definition 6: to prepare (stone, ore, timber, skins, or the like) by a special process.
synonyms:
process
similar words:
prepare, treat
 
part of speech: intransitive verb
definition 1: to put clothes on oneself, or to generally attire oneself (in a specified manner).
She dressed quickly, as she was late for work.He always dresses casually even on formal occasions.She dresses so elegantly that I always feel put to shame.
antonyms:
strip, undress
similar words:
outfit, preen, primp, prink
definition 2: to wear formal clothing.
In those days, the family always dressed for dinner.
synonyms:
doll up, gown, gussy up
similar words:
vest
phrase: dress up
derivation: dressed (adj.)
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  • 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.
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