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dress

dress

 
pronunciation:
dres
parts of speech:
noun, verb
phrases:
dress up
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part of speech: noun
definition 1: a piece of clothing usually worn by girls or women. A dress has a top or blouse connected to a skirt.
 
similar words:
gown, shift
definition 2: clothing in general.
The performers wore the traditional dress of their country.
synonyms:
apparel, clothing
similar words:
clothes, costume, duds, habit, outfit, threads, wear
 
part of speech: verb
inflections: dressed, dresses, dressing
definition 1: to put clothing on.
She dressed the baby in his new outfit.
synonyms:
array, clothe
antonyms:
strip, undress
similar words:
attire, deck out, don, outfit, trick out
definition 2: to decorate.
We dressed the windows with lace curtains.
synonyms:
adorn, decorate
similar words:
deck out, drape, ornament, trick out, trim
definition 3: to clean or put a bandage on; treat.
He dressed the cut on his horse's leg.
similar words:
bandage, bind, cleanse, disinfect, treat
definition 4: to prepare for cooking.
He dressed the turkey before roasting it.
similar words:
butcher, clean, cut, draw, gut, prepare, skin, stuff, trim
definition 5: to put clothes on oneself.
She dressed nicely for dinner.
antonyms:
undress
phrase: dress up
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.
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