Thesaurus for dress
- dress, get dressed, clothe, enclothe, garb, raiment, tog, garment, habilitate, fit out, apparel, dress up, preen, primp, plume, dress out, line up, trim, garnish, decorate, snip, clip, crop, lop, prune, cut back, groom, curry, arrange, set, do, coif, coiffe, coiffure, adorn, apply, attire, beautify, care for, change, change over, change state, convert, cook, deck out, deck up, embellish, fancify, fancy up, fig out, fig up, finish, fix, get up, grace, gussy up, make, neaten, ornament, overdress, pare, position, prepare, prettify, prink, put on, ready, rig out, set up, thin out, tog out, tog up, treat, trick out, trick up, turn
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Pronunciation of dress: D R EH1 S (drɛs)
Number of syllables of dress: 1
Pronunciation Video of dress
Definition of dress
- (n): clothing in general; "she was refined in her choice of apparel"; "he always bought his clothes at the same store"; "fastidious about his dress"
- (n): clothing of a distinctive style or for a particular occasion; "formal attire"; "battle dress"
- (n): a one-piece garment for a woman; has skirt and bodice
- (v): arrange attractively; "dress my hair for the wedding"
- (v): dress or groom with elaborate care; "She likes to dress when going to the opera"
- (v): dress in a certain manner; "She dresses in the latest Paris fashion"; "he dressed up in a suit and tie"
- (v): give a neat appearance to; "groom the dogs"; "dress the horses"
- (v): put on clothes; "we had to dress quickly"; "dress the patient"; "Can the child dress by herself?"
- (v): provide with clothes or put clothes on; "Parents must feed and dress their child"
- (v): apply a bandage or medication to; "dress the victim''s wounds"
- (v): convert into leather; "dress the tanned skins"
- (v): kill and prepare for market or consumption; "dress a turkey"
- (v): cut down rough-hewn (lumber) to standard thickness and width
- (v): put a finish on; "dress the surface smooth"
- (v): cultivate, tend, and cut back the growth of; "dress the plants in the garden"
- (v): put a dressing on; "dress the salads"
- (v): provide with decoration; "dress the windows"
- (v): decorate (food), as with parsley or other ornamental foods
- (v): arrange in ranks; "dress troops"
- (s): (of an occasion) requiring formal clothes; "a dress dinner"; "a full-dress ceremony"
- (s): suitable for formal occasions; "formal wear"; "a full-dress uniform"; "dress shoes"
Examples of dress
- The normal dress of the dancers is as formal as the dance.
- Footwear was dress shoes and brogues.
- The dress is enchantingly beautiful.
- The style of the dress is always the same.
- In Haiti, the quadrille dress is called a Karabela dress.
- The designer picked the dress.
- The Aloha shirt is a style of dress shirt originating in Hawaii.
- The dress had a checked pattern.
- The girls dress in scant clothing.
- The girl is clad in an old style dress resembling the trend of sixties.