Dress - definition, pronunciation, transcription
- clothing of a distinctive style or for a particular occasion (syn: attire, garb)
- clothing in general (syn: apparel, 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)
- arrange in ranks (syn: line up)
- decorate (food), as with parsley or other ornamental foods (syn: garnish, trim)
- provide with decoration (syn: decorate)
- put a dressing on
- cultivate, tend, and cut back the growth of (syn: clip, crop, cut back, lop, prune, snip, trim)
- cut down rough-hewn (lumber) to standard thickness and width
- convert into leather
- apply a bandage or medication to
- give a neat appearance to (syn: curry, groom)
- arrange attractively (syn: arrange, coif, coiffure, do, set)
- (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.
dress out — kill and prepare for market or consumption
dress up — put on special clothes to appear particularly appealing and attractive
present participle: dressing
past tense: dressed
past participle: dressed