What is dress?

  • (verb): Cultivate, tend, and cut back the growth of.
    Example: "Dress the plants in the garden"
    Synonyms: snip, clip, crop, trim, lop, prune, cut back
    See also — Additional definitions below

Dress

A dress (also known as a frock or a gown) is a garment consisting of a skirt with an attached bodice (or a matching bodice giving the effect of a one-piece garment). In Western culture, dresses are usually considered to be items of women's and girls' apparel.

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Some articles on dress:

Pakistan Army - Personnel - Uniforms
... Dress uniforms were worn mostly on formal occasions ... which consisted of service and field uniforms, fatigues, and in some cases, dress uniforms ... There is also a white dress uniform ...
White Clothing (religious)
... It is traditional, though not required, to dress babies and small children in white when they are blessed ... Additionally, temple workers and temple patrons dress in white attire to work in the temple or participate in temple ordinances ... Hindu Widows are expected to dress in white clothing to signify their status ...
Gisela, Daughter Of Charlemagne - Personality - Dress
... to wear the national, that is to say, the Frank, dress-next his skin a linen shirt and linen breeches, and above these a tunic fringed with silk while hose fastened by bands covered his lower limbs ...
Utada United 2006 - The Show
... seemingly resembled a wedding dress), with pieces of cloth that hung a little above her ankles ... Near the shoulders, this dress seemed to puff out, or become feather-like ... She sang her Exodus songs in this dress ...
Kafr 'Ana - Culture
... The dress is of white commercial cotton and the embroidery is multicolored cotton, mainly in red and blue ... chest panel) is not a separate panel, but instead executed directly on the dress ... The embroidery on the skirt and sleeves is also done directly on the dress ...

More definitions of "dress":

  • (verb): Put on clothes.
    Example: "We had to dress quickly"; "dress the patient"; "Can the child dress by herself?"
    Synonyms: get dressed
  • (verb): Decorate (food), as with parsley or other ornamental foods.
    Synonyms: trim, garnish
  • (verb): Cut down rough-hewn (lumber) to standard thickness and width.
  • (verb): Put a dressing on.
    Example: "Dress the salads"
  • (verb): Arrange in ranks.
    Example: "Dress troops"
    Synonyms: line up
  • (adj): (of an occasion) requiring formal clothes.
    Example: "A dress dinner"; "a full-dress ceremony"
    Synonyms: full-dress
  • (verb): Dress in a certain manner.
    Synonyms: dress up
  • (verb): Put a finish on.
    Example: "Dress the surface smooth"
  • (noun): A one-piece garment for a woman; has skirt and bodice.
    Synonyms: frock
  • (verb): Dress or groom with elaborate care.
    Example: "She likes to dress when going to the opera"
    Synonyms: preen, primp, plume
  • (verb): Convert into leather.
    Example: "Dress the tanned skins"
  • (verb): Give a neat appearance to.
    Example: "Dress the horses"
    Synonyms: groom, curry
  • (adj): Suitable for formal occasions.
    Example: "A full-dress uniform"; "dress shoes"
    Synonyms: full-dress
  • (verb): Provide with decoration.
    Example: "Dress the windows"
    Synonyms: decorate
  • (verb): Apply a bandage or medication to.
    Example: "Dress the victim's wounds"
  • (noun): Clothing of a distinctive style or for a particular occasion.
    Example: "Battle dress"
    Synonyms: attire, garb
  • (verb): Kill and prepare for market or consumption.
    Example: "Dress a turkey"
    Synonyms: dress out

Famous quotes containing the word dress:

    At the milliners, the ladies we met were so much dressed, that I should rather have imagined they were making visits than purchases. But what diverted me most was, that we were more frequently served by men than by women; and such men! so finical, so affected! they seemed to understand every part of a woman’s dress better than we do ourselves; and they recommended caps and ribbons with an air of so much importance, that I wished to ask them how long they had left off wearing them.
    Frances Burney (1752–1840)

    Let your dress fall down your shoulder,
    come touch a copy of you....
    Anne Sexton (1928–1974)

    ... everybody who is human has something to express. Try not expressing yourself for twenty-four hours and see what happens. You will nearly burst. You will want to write a long letter or draw a picture or sing, or make a dress or a garden.
    Brenda Ueland (1891–1985)