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Dress meaning

dress - 21 dictionary results

  1. 1. clothing in general; " she was refined in her choice of apparel"; " he always bought his clothes at the same store"; " fastidious about his dress"
  2. 2. clothing of a distinctive style or for a particular occasion; " formal attire"; " battle dress"
  3. 3. convert into leather; " dress the tanned skins"
  4. 4. cut down rough- hewn ( lumber) to standard thickness and width
  5. 5. put a finish on; " dress the surface smooth"
  6. 6. put a dressing on; " dress the salads"
  7. 7. To direct; to put right or straight; to regulate; to order.
  8. 8. To arrange in exact continuity of line, as soldiers; commonly to adjust to a straight line and at proper distance; to align; as, to dress the ranks.
  9. 9. To treat methodically with remedies, bandages, or curative appliances, as a sore, an ulcer, a wound, or a wounded or diseased part.
  10. 10. To adjust; to put in good order; to arrange; specifically: ( a) To prepare for use; to fit for any use; to render suitable for an intended purpose; to get ready; as, to dress a slain animal; to dress meat; to dress leather or cloth; to dress or trim a lamp; to dress a garden; to dress a horse, by currying and rubbing; to dress grain, by cleansing it; in mining and metallurgy, to dress ores, by sorting and separating them.
  11. 11. To cut to proper dimensions, or give proper shape to, as to a tool by hammering; also, to smooth or finish.
  12. 12. To put in proper condition by appareling, as the body; to put clothes upon; to apparel; to invest with garments or rich decorations; to clothe; to deck.
  13. 13. To break and train for use, as a horse or other animal.
  14. 14. To clothe or apparel one's self; to put on one's garments; to pay particular regard to dress; as, to dress quickly.
  15. 15. That which is used as the covering or ornament of the body; clothes; garments; habit; apparel.
  16. 16. A lady's gown; as, silk or a velvet dress.
  17. 17. Attention to apparel, or skill in adjusting it.
  18. 18. The system of furrows on the face of a millstone.
  19. 19. To arrange one's self in due position in a line of soldiers; - the word of command to form alignment in ranks; as, Right, dress!
  20. 20. Clothing; woman's gown.
  21. 21. To put in order; clothe; deck; cook; make healing applications to a wound or sore.

dress - examples of usage

  1. pink dresses for women is very inconsistent topic.
  2. You really must have something new made, even if there are no men here to dress for." - "The Crisis, Volume 6", Winston Churchill.
  3. An' for the matter of thet, I wanted a new dress far worse than you did. - "Liza of Lambeth", W. Somerset Maugham.
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