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costume

cos·tume

costume

 
parts of speech:
noun, transitive verb
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part of speech: noun
pronunciation: ka stum [or] ka styum
definition 1: the type or style of clothing, jewelry, makeup, and the like worn in a particular place or time or by members of a particular profession or group.
the seventeenth century French costumemilitary costume
similar words:
apparel, attire, clothes, clothing, dress, garb, garments, getup, outfit, raiment, rig, togs, uniform
definition 2: clothing, jewelry, makeup, and the like worn in order to make one resemble some other person, animal, or thing.
an actor's costumea pirate costumea lion costume
 
synonyms:
getup
similar words:
disguise, garb, outfit, suit
definition 3: a set of clothes suited to a particular season, occasion, or activity.
a swimming costume
synonyms:
outfit, togs
similar words:
clothes, dress, garb, gear, guise, habit, rig, suit
 
part of speech: transitive verb
pronunciation: ka stum [or] ka styum
inflections: costumed, costumes, costuming
definition: to provide with or dress in a costume.
synonyms:
attire, garb
similar words:
apparel, disguise, dress, dress up, outfit, rig out, suit up, tog out
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