There are 2 translations of dress in Spanish:

dress1

Pronunciation: /dres/

n

  • 1 countable/numerable (for woman, girl) vestido (masculine) (before noun/delante del nombre) dress length corte (masculine) de vestido
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    • She also hit the mark with her black silk flower print strapless dresses with their asymmetrical handkerchief hemlines.
    • All the dresses and garments were well made, but I just can't see the theme of this collection.
    • This just shows white dresses don't have to be boring and can vary a lot.
  • 2 uncountable/no numerable (clothing, style of dressing) the local dress el traje típico del lugar they arrived in formal dress llegaron vestidos de etiqueta actors in period dress actores con traje(s) de época they adopted Western dress adoptaron el modo de vestir or la vestimenta occidental he took great care over his dress se preocupaba mucho por su atuendo or su indumentaria (before noun/delante del nombre) dress code código (masculine) de vestir she has good/no dress sense tiene buen gusto/mal gusto para vestirse

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adj
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Cultural fact of the day

The Senado is the name of the upper chamber of the Spanish Cortes Generales, and the place where it meets. There are 250 senators, most of whom are elected every four years, at general elections, four from each province. A small number of senators are also elected by the autonomous governments. The Senado's functions include discussing, approving, and suggesting amendments to legislation passed by the Congreso de los Diputados and supervising the compensation fund for the autonomous regions.

There are 2 translations of dress in Spanish:

dress2

vt

  • 1 1.1 (put clothes on) vestir* to get dressed vestirse* I'm not dressed no estoy vestido she wasn't dressed for the occasion no estaba vestida de forma adecuada para la ocasión she was well/badly dressed iba bien/mal vestida a smartly dressed woman una mujer elegantemente vestida he was dressed in white/rags/uniform iba (vestido) de blanco/con harapos/de uniforme she was dressed in a kimono llevaba (puesto) un kimono 1.2 (provide clothes for) vestir* she's dressed by Balmain la viste Balmain
  • 2 [Cookery/Cocina] 2.1 (prepare) [chicken/fish] preparar dressed crab cangrejo (masculine) preparado 2.2 (season) [salad] aliñar
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    • Mix equal parts low fat mayonnaise and yogurt and use to dress coleslaw or potato salad.
    • This vinaigrette is incredibly flexible - it can be used for dressing salads, glazing braised fish, or to marinate cooked potatoes.
    • Conversely potato salad should be dressed while hot, so that the cooling potatoes suck in the dressing.
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    • The acidity of the soursop varies: the pulp of some fruits can be eaten raw, while others have to be dressed with sugar to make them palatable.
    • Anyway I was dressing a salmon… which quite obviously I have overpoached.
    • We chose to share a dressed crab with lemon dill mayonnaise.
  • 3 3.1 [Medicine/Medicina] [wound] vendar 3.2 [skins] adobar, curtir; [stone] labrar
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    • Officers complained that it was extremely difficult to keep the full dress uniform presentable, since the lace dirtied the white cloth, and the brimstone used to dress the cloth damaged the lace.
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    • Every stone has to be dressed, which means that for every week of building with stone, it takes two days to prepare the stone.
    • Stone was dressed in different ways as time and technology advanced.
    • On the exterior walls, 240 dressed and corner stones had to be redone and the top floor needed to be completely replaced.
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    • The skin wound was dressed with gauze, and sterile plaster wool was applied.
    • The incision then was dressed with self-adhesive wound approximating strips.
    • I went to my general practitioner and had the wound dressed by a nurse at the surgery.
  • 4 [Agriculture/Agricultura] [Horticulture/Horticultura] [field/topsoil] abonar
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    • Feed your plants by side dressing with a vegetable fertilizer same as you would in the spring.
    • At the correct times the ground about the trees was dressed with sea-sand manure.
    • Grass staggers is brought about by a diet that is too high in protein, a condition found in rapidly growing pasture, especially on ground that has been heavily dressed with fertilizer.
  • 5 (decorate) [Christmas tree] adornar, decorar; [shop window] arreglar, decorar
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    • The friends hold their first tree dressing festival, with more than 150 children taking part.
    • Thereafter, Hopesay Parish Council has maintained the tree dressing custom, which is unique in Britain.
    • The wreck is dressed in beautiful soft corals of all colours.
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    • Ships were dressed with flags and sailors climbed the rigging or stood on decks, caps in hand, to cheer the Queen.
    • Let us dress our ship as befits a brigand who shows her heels to the pursuers.
  • 6 [Military/Militar] [company/troops] alinear
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    • There was no time to dress ranks properly, and unit organization went by the board as the troopers struggled to form front.
    • The battalion dressed its ranks with precision.
    • The halberds of infantry sergeants were carried as a symbol of their authority and used to dress the ranks.
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    • Soldiers dress by one another in ranks, and the body collectively by some given object.

vi

  • 1 1.1 (put on, wear clothes) vestirse* he always dresses in black siempre (se) viste de negro she dresses very well (se) viste muy bien to dress to the right/left cargar* or (Mexico/México) calzar* a la derecha/izquierda 1.2 (dress formally) we don't dress for dinner no nos cambiamos para cenar
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    • She showered quickly and then dressed into the same clothes once again, since they hadn't been dirtied since she put them on.
    • She continued talking as she dressed.
    • Jocelyn had just finished a rehearsal and was dressing to head home.
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    • ‘We have to do a do a couple of walks, one dressed in sports wear and one dressed in evening wear,’ he said.
    • Both Nicky and Georgina were dressed casually, with Nicky wearing jeans and a baseball cap while Georgina wore jeans and a floral top.
    • She doesn't dress flamboyantly, instead wearing a black t-shirt and jeans.
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    • Cathryn was not quite sure what to make of this for she could see no logical reason for dressing her in these clothes.
    • He dresses her in frilly clothes and surrounds her with stuffed animals and dolls.
    • I have to question the clothes my parents dressed me in back then.
  • 2 [Military/Militar] alinearse dress right! ¡vista a la derecha!

Phrasal verbs

dress down

verb + object + adverb/verbo + complemento + adverbio (reprimand) [colloquial/familiar] regañar, echarle una regañina a [colloquial/familiar], retar (Southern Cone/Cono Sur) , darle* or pasarle un café a (River Plate area/Río de la Plata) [colloquial/familiar] 1.1verb + adverb/verbo + adverbio vestirse* informalmente

dress up

verb + adverb/verbo + adverbio 1.1 (dress smartly) ponerse* elegante all dressed up and no place o (British English/inglés británico) nowhere to go compuesta y sin novio, vestida y alborotada (Mexico/México) 1.2 (in fancy dress) disfrazarse* to dress up as sth disfrazarse* de algo I'm going to dress up as a pirate me voy a disfrazar de pirata 1.1verb + object + adverb, verb + adverb + object/verbo + complemento + adverbio, verbo + adverbio + complemento 2.1 (dress smartly) poner* elegante 2.2 (in fancy dress) disfrazar* to dress sb up as sth disfrazar* a algn de algo 2.3 [idea/plan] disfrazar* criticism dressed up as advice críticas disfrazadas de consejos

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Word of the day constipado
adj
está muy constipado = he has a bad cold …
Cultural fact of the day

The Senado is the name of the upper chamber of the Spanish Cortes Generales, and the place where it meets. There are 250 senators, most of whom are elected every four years, at general elections, four from each province. A small number of senators are also elected by the autonomous governments. The Senado's functions include discussing, approving, and suggesting amendments to legislation passed by the Congreso de los Diputados and supervising the compensation fund for the autonomous regions.