What is dress?

  • (adj): (of an occasion) requiring formal clothes.
    Example: "A dress dinner"; "a full-dress ceremony"
    Synonyms: full-dress
    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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Kafr 'Ana - Culture
... The dress is of white commercial cotton and the embroidery is multicolored cotton, mainly in red and blue ... qabbeh (the square chest panel) is not a separate panel, but instead executed directly on the dress ... embroidery on the skirt and sleeves is also done directly on the 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 ...
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)
... 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 ...

More definitions of "dress":

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

Famous quotes containing the word dress:

    Immorality, perversion, infidelity, cannibalism, etc., are unassailable by church and civic league if you dress them up in the togas and talliths of the Good Book.
    Ben Hecht (1893–1964)

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

    Any affectation whatsoever in dress implies, in my mind, a flaw in the understanding.
    Philip Dormer Stanhope, 4th Earl Chesterfield (1694–1773)