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Merriam-Webster Online Dictionary
dress (verb)
transitive verb
1.
a) to make or set straight
b) to arrange (as troops) in a straight line and at proper intervals
2.
to prepare for use or service , specifically to prepare for cooking or for the table - dress a salad
3.
to add decorative details or accessories to - embellish
4.
a) to put clothes on - dress a child
b) to provide with clothing - feed and dress a growing family
5.
archaic - dress down
6.
a) to apply or medicaments to - dressings dress a wound
b) (1) to arrange (as the hair) by combing, brushing, or curling
(2) to groom and curry (an animal)
c) to kill and prepare for market or for consumption - often used with out
d) - cultivate tend , especially to apply manure or fertilizer to - dress a field
intransitive verb
e) to put through a finishing process , especially to trim and smooth the surface of (as lumber or stone)
1.
a) to put on clothing
b) to put on or wear formal, elaborate, or fancy clothes - dress for dinner
2.
of a food animal to weigh after being - dressed often used with out
3.
to align oneself with the next soldier in a line to make the line straight
dress (noun)
1.
- apparel clothing
2.
an outer garment (as for a woman or girl) usually consisting of a one-piece bodice and skirt
3.
covering, adornment, or appearance appropriate or peculiar to a particular time
4.
a particular form of presentation - guise
dress (adjective)
1.
suitable for a formal occasion - dress clothes dress shoes
2.
requiring or permitting formal dress - a dress affair
3.
relating to or used for a dress - dress material
Merriam-Webster Online Thesaurus
dress (adjective)
relating to or suitable for wearing to an event requiring elegant dress and manners
SYNONIMS:
dressy, formal
RELATED WORDS:
costume, costumey; chic, dapper, fashionable, in, modish, natty, sharp, smart, snappy, stylish; custom-made, fitted, tailored; black-tie, evening, white-tie; semiformal
NEAR ANTONYMS:
street; dowdy, outmoded, styleless, unfashionable, unstylish; frowsy ( frowzy), grungy, sloppy, sloven, slovenly, unkempt, untidy; disheveled ( dishevelled), messy, mussy, rumpled, wrinkled
casual, informal, sportif, sporty
dress (noun)
1.
a garment with a joined blouse and skirt usually worn by a woman or girl
SYNONIMS:
frock, gown
RELATED WORDS:
chemise, coatdress, granny dress, housedress, jumper, kimono, kirtle, minidress, Mother Hubbard, muumuu, overdress, sack, sheath, shift, shirtdress, shirtwaist, sundress, sweaterdress, tea gown
dress (noun)
2.
clothing chosen as appropriate for a specific situation
SYNONIMS:
costume, drag, dress, garb, getup, guise, togs
RELATED WORDS:
apparel, attire, clothes, duds, habiliment(s), raiment; fashion, mode, style; array, caparison, vestments
dress (noun)
3.
covering for the human body
SYNONIMS:
apparel, attire, clobber, clothes, costumery, dress, duds, garments, gear, habiliment(s), habit, rags, raiment, rig, rigging, threads, toggery, togs, vestiary, vestments, vesture, wear, wearables, weeds
RELATED WORDS:
garderobe, wardrobe; array, bravery, caparison, finery, gaiety ( gayety), glad rags, pretties, regalia, trim; foofaraw, frippery, gaudery, tawdry, trumpery []; tatters; costume, ensemble, frock, garb, getup, guise, livery, outfit; civvies ( civies), mufti; couture, prêt-à-porter ( pret-a-porter), ready-to-wear, tailoring; activewear, loungewear, outerwear, playwear, sportswear; nightclothes, sleepwear, smallclothes, underclothes, underwear; haberdashery, menswear
dress (noun)
4.
the outward form of someone or something especially as indicative of a quality
SYNONIMS:
aspect, dress, figure, garb, look, mien, outside, presence, regard
RELATED WORDS:
air, attitude, bearing, behavior, comportment, demeanor, deportment, manner, poise, pose; carriage, posture, stance; cast, mold, shape, turn; color, coloring, complexion; countenance, face, features, habit, habitus, person [], physiognomy, superficies, visage
dress (verb)
1.
to cover with a bandage
SYNONIMS:
bind, dress, swathe
RELATED WORDS:
attend, care (for), doctor, medicate, minister (to), nurse, treat; cure, heal, mend, rehabilitate, remedy
NEAR ANTONYMS:
unbandage
dress (verb)
2.
to make more attractive by adding something that is beautiful or becoming
SYNONIMS:
adorn, array, beautify, bedeck, bedizen, blazon, caparison, deck, do, doll up, do up, drape, dress, embellish, emblaze, emboss, enrich, fancify, fancy up, festoon, garnish, glitz (up), grace, gussy up, ornament, pretty (up), trim
RELATED WORDS:
accessorize, dress up, trap, trick (out); brighten, freshen, smarten, spruce (up); boss, chase; braid, embroider, feather, figure, filigree, fillet, flounce, frill, fringe, furbelow, garland, hang, lace, ribbon, swag, wreathe; appliqué, gild, paint; diamond, gem, impearl, jewel, pearl; redecorate, redo
NEAR ANTONYMS:
simplify, streamline; bare, denude, dismantle, display, divest, expose, reveal, strip, uncover; uglify
blemish, deface, disfigure, mar, scar, spoil
dress (verb)
3.
to make smooth or glossy usually by repeatedly applying surface pressure
SYNONIMS:
buff, burnish, dress, furbish, gloss, grind, rub, shine, smooth, smoothen
RELATED WORDS:
sleek, slick; coat, glaze, japan, lacquer, varnish; face, finish, veneer; brighten; file, rasp, sand, sandblast, sandpaper, scour, scrape, scrub; bob, bone, lap
NEAR ANTONYMS:
rough (up), roughen, ruffle, scuff (up)
dress (verb)
4.
to outfit with clothes and especially fine or special clothes
SYNONIMS:
apparel, array, attire, bedeck, caparison, costume, deck (out), do up, dress, dress up, enrobe, garb, garment, get up, gown, habit, invest, rig (out), robe, suit, tog (up out), toilet, vesture
RELATED WORDS:
cloak, frock, jacket, mantle, vest; drape, enswathe, hap [], huddle, swaddle, swathe, wrap; accoutre ( accouter), bedight [], equip, furnish, habilitate, outfit, tailor, uniform; dress down, underdress
NEAR ANTONYMS:
denude, divest, uncover, undrape, unveil
disarray, disrobe, strip, unclothe, undress, untruss []
dress (verb)
5.
to put on one's best or formal clothes
SYNONIMS:
doll up, dress
RELATED WORDS:
preen, primp, prink, smarten (up); accessorize; apparel, array, attire, bedeck, bedizen, caparison, clothe, costume, deck, dude (up), garb, garment, invest, rig (out), robe, suit, tog (out up)
dress (verb)
6.
to look after or assist the growth of by labor and care
SYNONIMS:
crop, cultivate, culture, dress, promote, raise, rear, tend
RELATED WORDS:
breed, produce, propagate; plant, sow; gather, glean, harvest, reap; germinate, quicken, ripen, root, sprout
NEAR ANTONYMS:
kill; dig, extirpate, pick, pluck, pull (up), uproot; cut, hay, mow
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