Definition of attire in English:


Syllabification: at·tire
Pronunciation: /əˈtī(ə)r



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  • Be dressed in clothes of a specified kind: Donna was attired in an elaborate evening gown [as adjective, with submodifier]: (attired) the outrageously attired rock star
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    • They are seen attired in clothes of bright and varied hues.
    • The shop staff are attired in black dresses with old fashioned white starched aprons.
    • The advisor was attired in full dress regalia with a sidearm on his hip.
    dress, dress up, clothe, garb, robe, array, costume, swathe, deck, deck out, turn out, fit out, trick out
    archaic apparel, invest, habit


Middle English: from Old French atirier, atirer 'equip', from a tire 'in order', of unknown origin.

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