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dress
'dress' - used as an adjective
1. suitable for formal occasions
a full-dress uniform
dress shoes
2. (of an occasion) requiring formal clothes
a dress dinner
a full-dress ceremony

'dress' - used as a noun
3. a one-piece garment for a woman; has skirt and bodice
4. clothing of a distinctive style or for a particular occasion
battle dress
5. clothing in general
fastidious about his dress

'dress' - used as a verb
6. put on clothes
we had to dress quickly
dress the patient
Can the child dress by herself?
7. provide with clothes or put clothes on
Parents must feed and dress their child
8. put a finish on
dress the surface smooth
9. dress in a certain manner
She dresses in the latest Paris fashion
he dressed up in a suit and tie
10. dress or groom with elaborate care
She likes to dress when going to the opera
11. kill and prepare for market or consumption
dress a turkey
12. arrange in ranks
dress troops
13. decorate (food), as with parsley or other ornamental foods
14. provide with decoration
dress the windows
15. put a dressing on
dress the salads
16. cultivate, tend, and cut back the growth of
dress the plants in the garden
17. cut down rough-hewn (lumber) to standard thickness and width
18. convert into leather
dress the tanned skins
19. apply a bandage or medication to
dress the victim's wounds
20. give a neat appearance to
dress the horses
21. arrange attractively
dress my hair for the wedding

derived forms
1. Dress / Plural
dresses
2. Dress / Past
dressed
3. Dress / Third Person
dresses
4. Dress / Present Participle
dressing
See also
 
Antonym
  • undress
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