- Clothes, especially fine or formal ones: holiday attireMore example sentences
- To each of these outings they were expected to wear formal attire including hat and gloves.
- The waiters too would be dressed in traditional attire.
- He was standing right there in surprisingly normal attire: a black shirt and jeans.
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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 starMore example sentences
- 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.
Middle English: from Old French atirier, atirer 'equip', from a tire 'in order', of unknown origin.