Dress - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |dres|  American pronunciation of the word dress
Brit.  |dres|  British pronunciation of the word dress
- a one-piece garment for a woman; has skirt and bodice (syn: frock)
- clothing of a distinctive style or for a particular occasion (syn: attire, garb)
- clothing in general (syn: apparel, clothes)
- put on clothes
- provide with clothes or put clothes on (syn: apparel, clothe, enclothe, fit out, garb, garment, habilitate, raiment, tog)
- put a finish on
- dress in a certain manner (syn: dress up)
- dress or groom with elaborate care (syn: plume, preen, primp)
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- suitable for formal occasions (syn: full- dress)
- (of an occasion) requiring formal clothes (syn: full- dress)


They dressed themselves in a hurry.

He dressed the child in a snowsuit.

She showered, dressed, and ate breakfast.

She dressed warmly for skiing.

She is dressing for the opera.

They always dress for dinner.

The nurse dressed the cut on my knee.

She wore dresses only on special occasions.

She wore a short black dress to the party.

Her wedding dress was decorated with lace.

The guests were clothed in traditional Indian dress.

It is wise to wear conservative dress to an interview.

I wore dress pants and a nice sweater.

...the naval commander wore his dress uniform to the ball...

The dress fits well.

Phrasal verbs

dress down  — censure severely or angrily
dress out  — kill and prepare for market or consumption
dress up  — put on special clothes to appear particularly appealing and attractive

Word forms

I/you/we/they: dress
he/she/it: dresses
present participle: dressing
past tense: dressed
past participle: dressed
singular: dress
plural: dresses
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