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Definitions of dress

  1. To put on clothes; to pay particular regard to dress; to arrange in a line. Dress! a military word of command given when troops have arrived at any prescribed point of alignment, as Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  2. To clothe; array; adorn; arrange; adjust; cleanse and bind up, as a wound; prepare. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  3. To arrange in exact continuity of line, as soldiers; commonly to adjust to a straight line and at proper distance; to align; as, to dress the ranks. Webster Dictionary DB
  4. To treat methodically with remedies, bandages, or curative appliances, as a sore, an ulcer, a wound, or a wounded or diseased part. Webster Dictionary DB
  5. To cut to proper dimensions, or give proper shape to, as to a tool by hammering; also, to smooth or finish. Webster Dictionary DB
  6. To put in proper condition by appareling, as the body; to put clothes upon; to apparel; to invest with garments or rich decorations; to clothe; to deck. Webster Dictionary DB
  7. To break and train for use, as a horse or other animal. Webster Dictionary DB
  8. To cover with, or as with, clothing; adorn; make ready; arrange; to prepare for the table; curry or rub down; adjust to a straight line, as soldiers; to treat, as a wound, with medicines, bandages, etc. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  9. To put straight or in order: to put clothes upon: to prepare: to cook: to trim: to deck: to cleanse a sore. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  10. To put in order; clothe; deck; cook; make healing applications to a wound or sore. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  11. To clothe or apparel one's self; to put on one's garments; to pay particular regard to dress; as, to dress quickly. Webster Dictionary DB
  12. To arrange one's self in due position in a line of soldiers; - the word of command to form alignment in ranks; as, Right, dress! Webster Dictionary DB
  13. To put on clothes; to form a line. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  14. To arrange in a line: to put on clothes:-pa.t. and pa.p. dressed' or drest. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  15. arrange in ranks; "dress troops" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  16. dress or groom with elaborate care; "She likes to dress when going to the opera" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  17. apply a bandage or medication to; "dress the victim's wounds" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  18. kill and prepare for market or consumption; "dress a turkey" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  19. decorate (food), as with parsley or other ornamental foods Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  20. cultivate, tend, and cut back the growth of; "dress the plants in the garden" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  21. To put straight or adjust to a right line; to put in good order; to trim; to put clothes on; to deck; to cleanse a wound and apply remedies; to make suitable or fit for use; to curry, rub, and comb. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  22. To cover the body with clothing or ornaments; to deck, adorn, or embellish; to cultivate; to prepare food for the table; to put into good order, as a wound; to prepare or fit for use; in mil., to adjust the front of a company to a straight line. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  23. Dressing. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  24. a one-piece garment for a woman; has skirt and bodice Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  25. That which is used as the covering or ornament of the body; clothes; garments; habit; apparel. Webster Dictionary DB
  26. A lady's gown; as, silk or a velvet dress. Webster Dictionary DB
  27. Attention to apparel, or skill in adjusting it. Webster Dictionary DB
  28. The system of furrows on the face of a millstone. Webster Dictionary DB
  29. Covering for the body; clothing; elegant or fashionable attire; a woman's or a child's gown. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  30. The covering or ornament of the body: a lady's gown: style of dress. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  31. Clothing; woman's gown. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  32. Clothes collectively; elegant attire. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  33. A gown of a woman or child. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  34. The covering or ornament of the body; apparel; habiliments; a lady's gown; full dress; style in dress; fastidiousness in dress. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  35. Covering or ornaments for the body; garments; clothes; a lady's gown. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  36. suitable for formal occasions; "formal wear"; "a full-dress uniform"; "dress shoes" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  37. clothing of a distinctive style or for a particular occasion; "formal attire"; "battle dress" Wordnet Dictionary DB
  38. convert into leather; "dress the tanned skins" Wordnet Dictionary DB
  39. cut down rough-hewn (lumber) to standard thickness and width Wordnet Dictionary DB
  40. put a finish on; "dress the surface smooth" Wordnet Dictionary DB
  41. put a dressing on; "dress the salads" Wordnet Dictionary DB
  42. To adjust; to put in good order; to arrange; specifically: (a) To prepare for use; to fit for any use; to render suitable for an intended purpose; to get ready; as, to dress a slain animal; to dress meat; to dress leather or cloth; to dress or trim a lamp; to dress a garden; to dress a horse, by currying and rubbing; to dress grain, by cleansing it; in mining and metallurgy, to dress ores, by sorting and separating them. Webster Dictionary DB
  43. Dressed or Drest. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.

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Usage examples for dress

  1. Let me dress and take her back!" – Together by Robert Herrick (1868-1938)
  2. Had it not been for his dress he might have passed for an English curate on half pay. – Tom Grogan by F. Hopkinson Smith
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