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Definitions of costume

  1. To dress in, or provide with, appropriate garments. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  2. dress in a costume; "We dressed up for Halloween as pumpkins" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  3. the attire worn in a play or at a fancy dress ball; "he won the prize for best costume" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  4. the attire characteristic of a country or a time or a social class; "he wore his national costume" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  5. unusual or period attire not characteristic of or appropriate to the time and place; "in spite of the heat he insisted on his woolen costume" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  6. the prevalent fashion of dress (including accessories and hair style as well as garments) Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  7. Dress in general; esp., the distinctive style of dress of a people, class, or period. Newage Dictionary DB
  8. Such an arrangement of accessories, as in a picture, statue, poem, or play, as is appropriate to the time, place, or other circumstances represented or described. Newage Dictionary DB
  9. Dress in general; style of dress; a dress for a woman; the dress of a given time, class, etc. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  10. Costumer. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  11. The manner of dressing prevalent at a particular period or place: dress. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  12. Mode of dress; dress. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  13. Dress, especially of a country, period, class, etc. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  14. Style of dress; the mode of dress peculiar to any people, or nation, or age. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  15. characterized by the use of period costume or fancy dress; "a costume movie"; "a costume ball" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB

Usage examples for costume

  1. Shall I bring up your costume when I return next week, Patty?" – Patty's Social Season by Carolyn Wells
  2. A revival was also given in Boston, produced in the old manner, " and the first rows of seats were reserved for those of the audience who appeared in the costume of the time." – The Contrast by Royall Tyler
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