(Of an occasion) Requiring formal clothes; SYN. full-dress.
1. Suitable for a formal occasion
2. Requiring or permitting formal dress
3. Relating to or used for a dress
(Irregular plural: dresses).
1. A one-piece garment for a woman; has skirt and bodice; SYN. frock. Versatile one-piece garment for women, incorporating a bodice and skirt which may be combined in a wide variety of styles. A dress may have long or short sleeves or no sleeves at all; the length can vary from very long to very short; it can be made of any fabric; and designs can be adapted to suit all occasions and all seasons. “Dress” is also a general term for clothing, sometimes indicating formality.
2 Covering, adornment, or appearance appropriate or peculiar to a particular time.
3. A particular form of presentation; guise.
1. To apply a bandage or medication to, as of wounds and injuries.
2. To convert into leather, of tanned skins.
3. To dress in a certain manner.
4. To dress ranks; of troops.
5. To dress ranks; of troops; SYN. line up.
6. To kill and prepare for market or consumption; SYN. dress out.
7. Said of dogs and horses: to groom; to curry.
8. Said of hair: to arrange; to coif.
9. To provide with clothes or put clothes on; SYN. clothe, enclothe, garb, raiment, tog, garment, habilitate, fit out, apparel.
10. To provide with decoration, as of windows; SYN. decorate.
11. To put a dressing on, as of salads.
12. To put a finish on.
13. To put on clothes; SYN. get dressed.