What is dress?

  • (noun): Clothing of a distinctive style or for a particular occasion.
    Example: "Battle dress"
    Synonyms: attire, garb
    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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Pakistan Army - Personnel - Uniforms
... Dress uniforms were worn mostly on formal occasions ... 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 ...
Utada United 2006 - The Show
... outfit(which 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 ...
Gisela, Daughter Of Charlemagne - Personality - Dress
... He used 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 ...
Kafr 'Ana - Culture
... The dress is of white commercial cotton and the embroidery is multicolored cotton, mainly in red and blue ... separate panel, but instead executed directly on the dress ... on the skirt and sleeves is also done directly on the dress ...

More definitions of "dress":

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

Famous quotes containing the word dress:

    If we confine ourselves to one life role, no matter how pleasant it seems at first, we starve emotionally and psychologically. We need a change and balance in our daily lives. We need sometimes to dress up and sometimes to lie around in torn jeans. . . . Even a grimy factory can afford some relief from a grimy kitchen and vice versa.
    Faye J. Crosby (20th century)

    Borrow a child and get on welfare.
    Borrow a child and stay in the house all day with the child,
    or go to the public park with the child, and take the child
    to the welfare office and cry and say your man left you and
    be humble and wear your dress and your smile, and don’t talk
    back ...
    Susan Griffin (b. 1943)