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dress British & World English

Put on one’s clothes

dress English Thesaurus

he dressed quickly and ran out of the house

dress up British & World English

Dress in smart or formal clothes

re-dress British & World English

Dress (someone or something) again

coat dress British & World English

A woman’s tailored dress that resembles a coat

court dress British & World English

Formal clothing worn at a royal court

cross-dress British & World English

Wear clothing typical of the opposite sex

dress down British & World English

Dress informally

dress coat British & World English

A coat with long tails at the back, worn by men on very formal occasions

dress code British & World English

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

dress sense British & World English

A good instinct for selecting garments which suit the wearer

dress shirt British & World English

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

fancy dress British & World English

An unusual or amusing costume worn to a social event to make someone look like, for example, a famous person or well-known fictional character

full dress British & World English

Clothes worn on ceremonial or very formal occasions

shirt dress British & World English

A dress with a collar and button fastening in the style of a shirt, typically cut without a seam at the waist

tent dress British & World 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 British & World English

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

combat dress British & World English

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

dress circle British & World English

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

dress length British & World English

A piece of material long enough to make a dress

dress parade British & World English

A military parade in full dress uniform

dress shield British & World English

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

formal dress British & World English

Clothing suitable for an official or important occasion

morning dress British & World English

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

service dress British & World English

Military uniform worn on formal but not ceremonial occasions

skater dress British & World English

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

wedding dress British & World English

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

cocktail dress British & World English

A smart dress suitable for formal social occasions

dress rehearsal British & World English

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

Highland dress British & World English

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

rational dress British & World 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 something up British & World English

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

full dress uniform British & World English

Military uniform worn on ceremonial occasions

little black dress British & World English

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

dress up in dress British & World English

Dress in smart or formal clothes

dress something up in dress British & World English

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

battledress British & World English

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

headdress British & World English

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

minidress British & World English

A very short dress

nightdress British & World English

A light, loose garment worn by a woman or child in bed

sack dress in sack1 British & World English

A woman’s short loose unwaisted dress, typically narrowing at the hem, popular especially in the 1950s

sheath dress in sheath British & World English

A woman’s close-fitting dress


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