What is dress?

  • (verb): Put a dressing on.
    Example: "Dress the salads"
    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:

Utada United 2006 - The Show
... tattered, black and white 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 ...
White Clothing (religious)
... It is traditional, though not required, to dress babies and small children in white when they are blessed ... 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 ...
Kafr 'Ana - Culture
... The dress is of white commercial cotton and the embroidery is multicolored cotton, mainly in red and blue ... The embroidery 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 ...
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 bands ...
Pakistan Army - Personnel - Uniforms
... Dress uniforms were worn mostly on formal occasions ... uniform issue, which consisted of service and field uniforms, fatigues, and in some cases, dress uniforms ... There is also a white dress uniform ...

More definitions of "dress":

  • (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): Cut down rough-hewn (lumber) to standard thickness and width.
  • (adj): (of an occasion) requiring formal clothes.
    Example: "A dress dinner"; "a full-dress ceremony"
    Synonyms: full-dress
  • (verb): Put on clothes.
    Example: "We had to dress quickly"; "dress the patient"; "Can the child dress by herself?"
    Synonyms: get dressed
  • (verb): Give a neat appearance to.
    Example: "Dress the horses"
    Synonyms: groom, curry
  • (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): 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): Provide with decoration.
    Example: "Dress the windows"
    Synonyms: decorate
  • (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): Convert into leather.
    Example: "Dress the tanned skins"
  • (verb): Dress in a certain manner.
    Synonyms: dress up
  • (adj): Suitable for formal occasions.
    Example: "A full-dress uniform"; "dress shoes"
    Synonyms: full-dress

Famous quotes containing the word dress:

    ... my one aim and concentrated purpose shall be and is to show that women can learn, can reason, can compete with men in the grand fields of literature and science ... that a woman can be a woman and a true one without having all her time engrossed by dress and society.
    M. Carey Thomas (1857–1935)

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