What is dress?

  • (verb): Kill and prepare for market or consumption.
    Example: "Dress a turkey"
    Synonyms: dress out
    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 ... of service and field uniforms, fatigues, and in some cases, dress uniforms ... There is also a white dress uniform ...
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 ...
Kafr 'Ana - Culture
... The dress is of white commercial cotton and the embroidery is multicolored cotton, mainly in red and blue ... on the skirt and sleeves is also done directly on the dress ... The dress has an uncommon round neckline, which was an innovation and was only used here and in the village of Salama, near Jaffa ...
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 ...

More definitions of "dress":

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

Famous quotes containing the word dress:

    The swimming hole is still in use. It has the same mudbank. It is still impossible to dress without carrying mud home in one’s inner garments. As an engineer I could devise improvements for that swimming hole. But I doubt if the decrease in mother’s grief at the homecoming of muddy boys would compensate the inherent joys of getting muddy.
    Herbert Hoover (1874–1964)

    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)

    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)