HyperDic: dress

English > 21 senses of the word dress:
VERBbodydress, get dressedput on clothes
bodydress, clothe, enclothe, garb, raiment, tog, garment, habilitate, fit out, apparelprovide with clothes or put clothes on
contactdressput a finish on
bodydress, dress updress in a certain manner
bodydress, preen, primp, plumedress or groom with elaborate care
changedress, dress outkill and prepare for market or consumption
motiondress, line uparrange in ranks
creationdress, trim, garnishdecorate (food) , as with parsley or other ornamental foods
contactdress, decorateprovide with decoration
contactdressput a dressing on
contactdress, snip, clip, crop, trim, lop, prune, cut backcultivate, tend, and cut back the growth of
contactdresscut down rough-hewn (lumber) to standard thickness and width
changedressconvert into leather
bodydressapply a bandage or medication to
bodydress, groom, currygive a neat appearance to
bodydress, arrange, set, do, coif, coiffe, coiffurearrange attractively
NOUNartifactdress, frocka one-piece garment for a woman
artifactdress, attire, garbclothing of a distinctive style or for a particular occasion
artifactdress, apparel, wearing apparel, clothesclothing in general
ADJECTIVEalldress, full-dresssuitable for formal occasions
alldress, full-dress(of an occasion) requiring formal clothes
dress > pronunciation
Soundsdreh's
RhymesABS ... yes: 78 rhymes with ehs...
English > dress: 21 senses > adjective 1
MeaningSuitable for formal occasions.
Examples
  • "a full-dress uniform"
  • "dress shoes"
Synonymfull-dress
BroaderformalIn accord / accord with established forms and conventions and requirements (as e.g. of formal dress)
Spanishformal
English > dress: 21 senses > adjective 2
Meaning(of an occasion) requiring formal clothes.
Examples
  • "a dress dinner"
  • "a full-dress ceremony"
Synonymfull-dress
BroaderformalIn accord / accord with established forms and conventions and requirements (as e.g. of formal dress)
English > dress: 21 senses > noun 1, artifact
MeaningA one-piece garment for a woman; has skirt and bodice.
Synonymfrock
PartsbodicePart of a dress above the waist
hemlineThe line formed by the lower edge of a skirt / skirt or coat
necklineThe line formed by the edge of a garment around the neck
slide fastener, zip, zipper, zip fastenerA fastener for locking together two toothed edges by means of a sliding tab
NarrowerMother Hubbard, muumuuA woman's loose unbelted dress
caftan, kaftanA woman's dress style that imitates the caftan cloaks worn by men in the Near East
chemise, sack, shiftA loose-fitting dress hanging straight from the shoulders without a waist
coatdressA dress that is tailored like a coat and buttons up the front
cocktail dress, sheathA dress suitable for formal occasions
dirndlA dress with a tight bodice and full skirt
gownA woman's dress, usually with a close-fitting bodice and a long flared skirt, often worn on formal occasions
jumper, pinafore, pinnyA sleeveless dress resembling an apron
kirtleA long dress worn by women
morning dressA woman's informal dress for housework
polonaiseA woman's dress with a tight bodice and an overskirt drawn back to reveal a colorful underskirt
sari, sareeA dress worn primarily by Hindu women
shirtdressA dress that is tailored like a shirt and has buttons all the way down the front
straplessA woman's garment that exposes the shoulders and has no shoulder straps
sundressA light loose sleeveless summer dress with a wide neckline and thin shoulder straps that expose the arms and shoulders
Broaderwoman's clothingclothing that is designed for women to wear
Spanishtraje, vestido
Catalanvestit
English > dress: 21 senses > noun 2, artifact
Meaningclothing of a distinctive style or for a particular occasion.
Example "battle dress"
Synonymsattire, garb
Narrowerao daiThe traditional dress of Vietnamese women consisting of a tunic with long sleeves and panels front and back
costumeThe attire worn in a play or at a fancy dress ball
costumeThe attire characteristic of a country or a time or a social class
costumeunusual or period attire not characteristic of or appropriate to the time and place
costumeThe prevalent fashion of dress (including accessories and hair style as well as garments)
disguiseAny attire that modifies the appearance in order to conceal the wearer's identity
ecclesiastical attire, ecclesiastical robeattire that is appropriate to wear in a church
fineryelaborate or showy attire and accessories
formalwear, eveningwear, evening dress, evening clothesattire to wear on formal occasions in the evening
habitA distinctive attire worn by a member of a religious order
habit, riding habitAttire that is typically worn by a horseback rider (especially a woman's attire)
hairpiece, false hair, posticheA covering or bunch of human or artificial hair used for disguise or adornment
morning dressformal attire for men during the daytime
outfit, getup, rig, turnoutA set of clothing (with accessories)
sportswear, athletic wear, activewearattire worn for sport or for casual wear
Broaderclothing, article of clothing, vesture, wear, wearable, habilimentA covering designed to be worn on a person's body
Spanishatavío, atuendo, traje, veste, vestido
Catalanindumentària, vestit
Adjectivesdressyin fancy clothing
Verbsdressdress in a certain manner
English > dress: 21 senses > noun 3, artifact
Meaningclothing in general.
Example "fastidious about his dress"
Synonymsapparel, wearing apparel, clothes
Narrowerworkwearheavy-duty clothes for manual or physical work
Broaderclothing, article of clothing, vesture, wear, wearable, habilimentA covering designed to be worn on a person's body
Spanishatavío, ropa, vestimenta
Catalanindumentària, roba, vestit
Verbsdressput on clothes
dressprovide with clothes or put clothes on
dressdress or groom with elaborate care
English > dress: 21 senses > verb 1, body
MeaningPut on clothes.
PatternSomebody ----s
ModelThey dress; They dress themselves
Examples
  • "we had to dress quickly"
  • "dress the patient"
  • "Can the child dress by herself?"
Synonymget dressed
Entailed bywear, have onBe dressed in
Narrowerbundle upDress warmly
changechange clothes
cross-dressDress in the clothes of the other sex
dandifyDress like a dandy
dress, dress upDress in a certain manner
dress down, underdressDress informally and casually
overdress, dress up, fig out, fig up, deck up, gussy up, fancy up, trick up, deck out, trick out, prink, attire, get up, rig out, tog up, tog outPut on special clothes to appear particularly appealing and attractive
prinkDress very carefully and in a finicky manner
wear, put on, get into, don, assumePut clothing on one's body
BroaderchangeUndergo a change
See alsodress downdress informally and casually
dress upput on special clothes to appear particularly appealing and attractive
Oppositeundress, discase, uncase, unclothe, strip, strip down, disrobe, peelGet undressed
Similar todress, clothe, enclothe, garb, raiment, tog, garment, habilitate, fit out, apparelProvide with clothes or put clothes on
dress, dress upDress in a certain manner
preen, primp, plume, dressDress or groom with elaborate care
Spanishvestirse, vestir
Catalanempolainar-se, vestirse, vestir-se, vestir
Nounsdressclothing in general
dressera wardrobe assistant for an actor
dressingthe activity of getting dressed
English > dress: 21 senses > verb 2, body
MeaningProvide with clothes or put clothes on.
PatternSomebody ----s something; Somebody ----s somebody
Example"Parents must feed and dress their child"
Synonymsclothe, enclothe, garb, raiment, tog, garment, habilitate, fit out, apparel
NarrowercoatCover or provide with a coat / coat
corsetDress with a corset
costume, dress upDress in a costume
cover, wrap upclothe, as if for protection from the elements
frockPut a frock on
gownDress in a gown
habitPut a habit on
jacketPut a jacket on
overdress, overclotheDress too warmly
prim, prim up, prim outDress primly
shirtPut a shirt on
shoeFurnish with shoes
underdressDress without sufficient warmth
vest, robeclothe formally
vestureProvide or cover with a cloak
Broaderchange state, turnUndergo a transformation or a change of position or action
Oppositeundress, discase, uncase, unclothe, strip, strip down, disrobe, peelGet undressed
Similar todress, get dressedPut on clothes
Spanishataviar, vestir
Catalanabillar-se, vestir-se, vestir
Nounsdressclothing in general
dressera wardrobe assistant for an actor
dressingthe activity of getting dressed
English > dress: 21 senses > verb 3, contact
MeaningPut a finish on.
PatternSomebody ----s something
Example"dress the surface smooth"
BroaderfinishProvide with a finish
Spanisharreglar, pulir
English > dress: 21 senses > verb 4, body
MeaningDress in a certain manner.
PatternSomebody ----s PP
Examples
  • "She dresses in the latest Paris fashion"
  • "he dressed up in a suit and tie"
Synonymdress up
Narrowervestclothe oneself in ecclesiastical garments
Broaderdress, get dressedPut on clothes
Similar todress, get dressedPut on clothes
overdress, dress up, fig out, fig up, deck up, gussy up, fancy up, trick up, deck out, trick out, prink, attire, get up, rig out, tog up, tog outPut on special clothes to appear particularly appealing and attractive
Spanishvestir
Catalanvestir
Nounsdressclothing of a distinctive style or for a particular occasion
dressera person who dresses in a particular way
English > dress: 21 senses > verb 5, body
MeaningDress or groom with elaborate care.
PatternSomebody ----s; Somebody ----s somebody
Example"She likes to dress when going to the opera"
Synonymspreen, primp, plume
Broaderoverdress, dress up, fig out, fig up, deck up, gussy up, fancy up, trick up, deck out, trick out, prink, attire, get up, rig out, tog up, tog outPut on special clothes to appear particularly appealing and attractive
Similar todress, get dressedPut on clothes
Spanishacicalarse, arreglarse, vestir
Catalanabillar-se, arreglar-se, empolainar-se, vestir
Nounsdressclothing in general
English > dress: 21 senses > verb 6, change
Meaningkill and prepare for market or consumption.
PatternSomebody ----s something
Example"dress a turkey"
Synonymdress out
EntailskillCause to die
Broadercook, fix, ready, make, preparePrepare for eating by applying heat
Similar todressput a dressing on
trim, garnish, dressdecorate (food) , as with parsley or other ornamental foods
Nounsdressinga mixture / mixture of seasoned ingredients used to stuff meats and vegetables
English > dress: 21 senses > verb 7, motion
MeaningArrange in ranks.
PatternSomebody ----s
Example"dress troops"
Synonymline up
BroaderpositionCause to be in an appropriate place, state, or relation
Spanishponer en fila
English > dress: 21 senses > verb 8, creation
Meaningdecorate (food) , as with parsley or other ornamental foods.
PatternSomebody ----s something; Something ----s something
ModelThe chefs dress the vegetables
Synonymstrim, garnish
Broaderdecorate, adorn, grace, ornament, embellish, beautifymake more attractive by adding ornament, colour / colour, etc.
Similar todress, dress outkill and prepare for market or consumption
dressput a dressing on
Spanishacompañar, adornar, guarnecer
Catalanacompanyar, adornar, guarnir
English > dress: 21 senses > verb 9, contact
MeaningProvide with decoration.
PatternSomebody ----s something
Example"dress the windows"
Synonymdecorate
Broaderarrange, set upput into a proper or systematic order
Spanishadornar, decorar, vestir
Catalanadornar, decorar
English > dress: 21 senses > verb 10, contact
Meaningput a dressing on.
PatternSomebody ----s something
ModelThe chefs dress the vegetables
Example"dress the salads"
Categorycooking, cookery, preparationThe act of preparing something (as food) by the application of heat
Broaderput on, applyapply to a surface
Similar todress, dress outkill and prepare for market or consumption
trim, garnish, dressdecorate (food) , as with parsley or other ornamental foods
Spanishaliñar
Nounsdressingsavory dressings for salads
English > dress: 21 senses > verb 11, contact
Meaningcultivate, tend, and cut back the growth of.
PatternSomebody ----s something; Something ----s something
Example"dress the plants in the garden"
Synonymssnip, clip, crop, trim, lop, prune, cut back
Narrowerdisbudthin out buds to improve the quality of the remaining flowers
poll, pollardconvert into a pollard
shearcut with shears
top, pinchcut the top off
Broaderthin outmake sparse
Spanishpodar
Catalanesporgar, podar
English > dress: 21 senses > verb 12, contact
Meaningcut down rough-hewn (lumber) to standard thickness and width.
PatternSomebody ----s something
Broaderpare, trimRemove the edges from and cut down to the desired size
Spanishrefinar
English > dress: 21 senses > verb 13, change
Meaningconvert into leather.
PatternSomebody ----s something
Example"dress the tanned skins"
Broaderconvertchange the nature, purpose, or function of something
Nounsdressingprocesses in the conversion of rough hides into leather
English > dress: 21 senses > verb 14, body
Meaningapply a bandage or medication to.
PatternSomebody ----s something
ModelDid he dress his foot?
Example"dress the victim's wounds"
Categorymedicine, practice of medicineThe learned profession that is mastered by graduate training in a medical school and that is devoted to preventing or alleviating or curing diseases and injuries
NarrowerbandageDress by covering or binding
poultice, plasterDress by covering with a therapeutic substance
Broadertreat, care forProvide treatment for
Spanishvendar
Catalanembenar
Nounsdressingthe act of applying a bandage
dressinga cloth covering for a wound or sore
English > dress: 21 senses > verb 15, body
MeaningGive a neat appearance to.
PatternSomebody ----s something
ModelThey dress the animals
Example "dress the horses"
Synonymsgroom, curry
Broaderfancify, beautify, embellish, prettifymake more beautiful
Similar todress, arrange, set, do, coif, coiffe, coiffurearrange attractively
Spanishalmohazar, arreglar, asear, cepillar, cuidar
Catalanatendre, estrijolar, raspallar
English > dress: 21 senses > verb 16, body
Meaningarrange attractively.
PatternSomebody ----s something
ModelThey dress their hair
Example"dress my hair for the wedding"
Synonymsarrange, set, do, coif, coiffe, coiffure
Narrowerbobcut hair in the style of a bob
waveset waves in
Broadergroom, neatencare for one's external appearance
Similar todress, groom, curryGive a neat appearance to
Spanishaderezar, arreglarse el pelo, arreglar, atusar, cardar, marcar, peinar con estilo, peinar
Catalanarranjar, arreglar, empolainar-se, empolistrar-se, endiumenjar-se

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