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English adjective: dress

1. dress suitable for formal occasions


SamplesFormal wear.
A full-dress uniform.
Dress shoes.


Synonymsfull-dress


Similarformal


Antonymsinformal

2. dress (of an occasion) requiring formal clothes


SamplesA dress dinner.
A full-dress ceremony.


Synonymsfull-dress


Similarformal


Antonymsinformal


English noun: dress

1. dress (artifact) a one-piece garment for a woman; has skirt and bodice


Synonymsfrock


Broader (hypernym)woman's clothing


Narrower (hyponym)caftan, chemise, coatdress, cocktail dress, dirndl, gown, jumper, kaftan, kirtle, morning dress, Mother Hubbard, muumuu, pinafore, pinny, polonaise, sack, saree, sari, sheath, shift, shirtdress, strapless, sundress


Part holonymbodice, hemline, neckline, slide fastener, zip, zip fastener, zipper

2. dress (artifact) clothing of a distinctive style or for a particular occasion


SamplesFormal attire.
Battle dress.


Synonymsattire, garb


Broader (hypernym)article of clothing, clothing, habiliment, vesture, wear, wearable


Narrower (hyponym)activewear, ao dai, athletic wear, costume, costume, costume, costume, disguise, ecclesiastical attire, ecclesiastical robe, evening clothes, evening dress, eveningwear, false hair, finery, formalwear, getup, habit, habit, hairpiece, morning dress, outfit, postiche, riding habit, rig, sportswear, turnout

3. dress (artifact) clothing in general


SamplesShe was refined in her choice of apparel.
He always bought his clothes at the same store.
Fastidious about his dress.


Synonymsapparel, clothes, wearing apparel


Broader (hypernym)article of clothing, clothing, habiliment, vesture, wear, wearable


Narrower (hyponym)workwear


English verb: dress

1. dress (body) put on clothes


SamplesWe had to dress quickly.
Dress the patient.
Can the child dress by herself?.


ExamplesThey dress , They dress themselves


Synonymsget dressed


Pattern of useSomebody ----s


Broader (hypernym)change


Narrower (hyponym)assume, attire, bundle up, change, cross-dress, dandify, deck out, deck up, don, dress, dress down, dress up, dress up, fancy up, fig out, fig up, get into, get up, gussy up, overdress, prink, prink, put on, rig out, tog out, tog up, trick out, trick up, underdress, wear


Verb groupapparel, clothe, dress, dress, dress, dress up, enclothe, fit out, garb, garment, habilitate, plume, preen, primp, raiment, tog


Antonymsdiscase, disrobe, strip down, uncase, undress, strip, peel, unclothe

2. dress (body) provide with clothes or put clothes on


SamplesParents must feed and dress their child.


Synonymsapparel, clothe, enclothe, fit out, garb, garment, habilitate, raiment, tog


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Somebody ----s somebody


Broader (hypernym)change state, turn


Narrower (hyponym)coat, corset, costume, cover, dress up, frock, gown, habit, jacket, overclothe, overdress, prim, prim out, prim up, robe, shirt, shoe, underdress, vest, vesture, wrap up


Verb groupdress, get dressed


Antonymsdiscase, disrobe, strip down, uncase, undress, strip, peel, unclothe

3. dress (contact) put a finish on


SamplesDress the surface smooth.


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something


Broader (hypernym)finish

4. dress (body) dress in a certain manner


SamplesShe dresses in the latest Paris fashion.
He dressed up in a suit and tie.


Synonymsdress up


Pattern of useSomebody ----s PP


Broader (hypernym)dress, get dressed


Narrower (hyponym)vest


Verb groupattire, deck out, deck up, dress, dress up, fancy up, fig out, fig up, get dressed, get up, gussy up, overdress, prink, rig out, tog out, tog up, trick out, trick up

5. dress (body) dress or groom with elaborate care


SamplesShe likes to dress when going to the opera.


Synonymsplume, preen, primp


Pattern of useSomebody ----s.
Somebody ----s somebody


Broader (hypernym)attire, deck out, deck up, dress up, fancy up, fig out, fig up, get up, gussy up, overdress, prink, rig out, tog out, tog up, trick out, trick up


Verb groupdress, get dressed

6. dress (change) kill and prepare for market or consumption


SamplesDress a turkey.


Synonymsdress out


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something


Broader (hypernym)cook, fix, make, prepare, ready


Entailkill


Verb groupdress, dress, garnish, trim

7. dress (motion) arrange in ranks


SamplesDress troops.


Synonymsline up


Pattern of useSomebody ----s


Broader (hypernym)position

8. dress (creation) decorate (food), as with parsley or other ornamental foods


ExamplesThe chefs dress the vegetables


Synonymsgarnish, trim


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Something ----s something


Broader (hypernym)adorn, beautify, decorate, embellish, grace, ornament


Verb groupdress, dress, dress out

9. dress (contact) provide with decoration


SamplesDress the windows.


Synonymsdecorate


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something


Broader (hypernym)arrange, set up

10. dress (contact) put a dressing on


SamplesDress the salads.


ExamplesThe chefs dress the vegetables


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something


Broader (hypernym)apply, put on


Verb groupdress, dress, dress out, garnish, trim


Domain categorycookery, cooking, preparation

11. dress (contact) cultivate, tend, and cut back the growth of


SamplesDress the plants in the garden.


Synonymsclip, crop, cut back, lop, prune, snip, trim


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Something ----s something


Broader (hypernym)thin out


Narrower (hyponym)disbud, pinch, poll, pollard, shear, top

12. dress (contact) cut down rough-hewn (lumber) to standard thickness and width


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something


Broader (hypernym)pare, trim

13. dress (change) convert into leather


SamplesDress the tanned skins.


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something


Broader (hypernym)convert

14. dress (body) apply a bandage or medication to


SamplesDress the victim's wounds.


ExamplesDid he dress his foot?


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something


Broader (hypernym)care for, treat


Narrower (hyponym)bandage, plaster, poultice


Domain categorymedicine, practice of medicine

15. dress (body) give a neat appearance to


SamplesGroom the dogs.
Dress the horses.


ExamplesThey dress the animals


Synonymscurry, groom


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something


Broader (hypernym)beautify, embellish, fancify, prettify


Verb grouparrange, coif, coiffe, coiffure, do, dress, set

16. dress (body) arrange attractively


SamplesDress my hair for the wedding.


ExamplesThey dress their hair


Synonymsarrange, coif, coiffe, coiffure, do, set


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something


Broader (hypernym)groom, neaten


Narrower (hyponym)bob, wave


Verb groupcurry, dress, groom









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