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dress US English

Put on one’s clothes

dress US Thesaurus

he dressed quickly

dress up US English

Dress in smart or formal clothes

re-dress US English

Dress (someone or something) again

coat dress US English

A woman’s tailored dress, typically fastening down the front and resembling a coat

court dress US English

Formal clothing worn at a royal court

cross-dress US English

Wear clothing typical of the opposite sex

dress down US English

Dress informally

dress-down US English

Of or relating to dress that is informal or less formal than would be expected

dress ship US English

Decorate a ship with flags, for a special occasion

dress coat US English

Another term for tailcoat.

dress code US English

A set of rules, usually written and posted, specifying the required manner of dress at a school, office, club, restaurant, etc.

dress sense US English

A good instinct for selecting garments which suit the wearer

dress shirt US English

A man’s white shirt worn with a bow tie and a dinner jacket on formal occasions

fancy dress US English

An unusual or amusing costume worn to make someone look like a famous person, fictional character, or an animal, especially as part of a theme at a party

full dress US English

Clothes worn on ceremonial or formal occasions

sack dress US English

A woman’s short, loose, unwaisted dress, originally fashionable in the 1950s

tent dress US English

A full, loose-fitting dress that is narrow at the shoulders and very wide at the hem, having no waistline or darts

bandage dress US English

A tight-fitting dress made of a stretchy fabric that appears to be wrapped around the body in layers

combat dress US English

Uniform of a type intended to be worn by soldiers in actual combat

dress circle US English

The first level of seats above the ground floor in a theater

dress length US English

A piece of material long enough to make a dress

dress parade US English

A military parade in full dress uniform

dress shield US English

A piece of waterproof material fastened in the armpit of a dress to protect it from perspiration

formal dress US English

Clothing suitable for an official or important occasion

morning dress US English

A man’s cutaway coat and striped pants, worn on formal occasions such as weddings, typically with a top hat

service dress US English

Military uniform worn on formal but not ceremonial occasions

skater dress US English

A short dress with a fitted waist and a skirt that flares into an A-line shape

wedding dress US English

A dress worn by a bride at her wedding, typically long and white

cocktail dress US English

An elegant dress suitable for semiformal social occasions

dress rehearsal US English

The final rehearsal of a live show, in which everything is done as it would be in a real performance

Highland dress US English

Clothing in the traditional style of the Scottish Highlands, including the kilt, now chiefly worn on formal occasions

rational dress US English

A style of women’s dress introduced in the late 19th century, characterized by the wearing of knickerbockers or bloomers in place of a skirt

dress someone down US English

Reprimand someone

dress something up US English

Present something in such a way that it appears better than it really is

dress-down Friday US English

Another term for casual Friday.

full dress uniform US English

A military uniform worn on ceremonial occasions

little black dress US English

A woman’s short or medium-length black dress suitable for almost any social engagement

dress up in dress US English

Dress in smart or formal clothes

dress down in dress US English

Dress informally

dress ship in dress US English

Decorate a ship with flags, for a special occasion

dress something up in dress US English

Present something in such a way that it appears better than it really is

dress someone down in dress US English

Reprimand someone

battledress US English

Combat dress, particularly as worn by British soldiers during the Second World War

headdress US English

An ornamental covering or band for the head, especially one worn on ceremonial occasions


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