Definitions of dress:
  • noun:   a one-piece garment for a woman; has skirt and bodice
  • noun:   clothing in general
    Example: "Fastidious about his dress"
  • noun:   clothing of a distinctive style or for a particular occasion
    Example: "Battle dress"
  • verb:   arrange attractively
    Example: "Dress my hair for the wedding"
  • verb:   dress in a certain manner
    Example: "She dresses in the latest Paris fashion"
  • verb:   give a neat appearance to
    Example: "Dress the horses"
  • verb:   convert into leather
    Example: "Dress the tanned skins"
  • verb:   put on clothes
    Example: "We had to dress quickly"
  • verb:   provide with clothes or put clothes on
    Example: "Parents must feed and dress their child"
  • verb:   kill and prepare for market or consumption
    Example: "Dress a turkey"
  • verb:   apply a bandage or medication to
    Example: "Dress the victim's wounds"
  • verb:   cut down rough-hewn (lumber) to standard thickness and width
  • verb:   put a finish on
    Example: "Dress the surface smooth"
  • verb:   put a dressing on
    Example: "Dress the salads"
  • verb:   provide with decoration
    Example: "Dress the windows"
  • verb:   arrange in ranks
    Example: "Dress troops"
  • verb:   decorate (food), as with parsley or other ornamental foods
  • verb:   dress or groom with elaborate care
    Example: "She likes to dress when going to the opera"
  • verb:   cultivate, tend, and cut back the growth of
    Example: "Dress the plants in the garden"
  • adjective:   (of an occasion) requiring formal clothes
    Example: "A dress dinner"
  • adjective:   suitable for formal occasions
    Example: "A full-dress uniform"
  • name:  A surname (very rare: popularity rank in the U.S.: #19717)

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