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dresses

4 definitions found

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Dress \Dress\, noun

1. That which is used as the covering or ornament of the body; clothes; garments; habit; apparel. "In your soldier's dress." --Shak.

2. A lady's gown; as, silk or a velvet dress.

3. Attention to apparel, or skill in adjusting it.

Men of pleasure, dress, and gallantry. -- Pope.

4. (Milling) The system of furrows on the face of a millstone. --Knight.

{Dress parade} (Mil.), a parade in full uniform for review.

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Dress \Dress\ (dr[e^]s), verb (used with an object) [imp. & p. p. {Dressed} (dr[e^]st) or {Drest}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Dressing}.] [OF. drecier to make straight, raise, set up, prepare, arrange, F. dresser, (assumed) LL. directiare, fr. L. dirigere, directum, to direct; dis- + regere to rule. See {Right}, and cf. {Address}, {Adroit}, {Direct}, {Dirge}.]

1. To direct; to put right or straight; to regulate; to order. [Obs.]

At all times thou shalt bless God and pray Him to dress thy ways. --Chaucer.

Note: Dress is used reflexively in Old English, in sense of "to direct one's step; to address one's self."

To Grisild again will I me dresse. --Chaucer.

2. (Mil.) To arrange in exact continuity of line, as soldiers; commonly to adjust to a straight line and at proper distance; to align; as, to dress the ranks.

3. (Med.) To treat methodically with remedies, bandages, or curative appliances, as a sore, an ulcer, a wound, or a wounded or diseased part.

4. To adjust; to put in good order; to arrange; specifically: (a) To prepare for use; to fit for any use; to render suitable for an intended purpose; to get ready; as, to dress a slain animal; to dress meat; to dress leather or cloth; to dress or trim a lamp; to dress a garden; to dress a horse, by currying and rubbing; to dress grain, by cleansing it; in mining and metallurgy, to dress ores, by sorting and separating them.

And the Lord God took the man, and put him into the garden of Eden to dress it. --Gen. ii. 15.

When he dresseth the lamps he shall burn incense. --Ex. xxx. 7.

Three hundred horses . . . smoothly dressed. --Dryden.

Dressing their hair with the white sea flower. --Tennyson .

If he felt obliged to expostulate, he might have dressed his censures in a kinder form. --Carlyle. (b) To cut to proper dimensions, or give proper shape to, as to a tool by hammering; also, to smooth or finish. (c) To put in proper condition by appareling, as the body; to put clothes upon; to apparel; to invest with garments or rich decorations; to clothe; to deck.

Dressed myself in such humility. -- Shak.

Prove that ever Idress myself handsome till thy return. --Shak. (d) To break and train for use, as a horse or other animal.

{To dress up} or {To dress out}, to dress elaborately, artificially, or pompously. "You see very often a king of England or France dressed up like a Julius C[ae]sar." --Addison.

{To dress a ship} (Naut.), to ornament her by hoisting the national colors at the peak and mastheads, and setting the jack forward; when dressed full, the signal flags and pennants are added. --Ham. Nav. Encyc.

Syn: To attire; apparel; clothe; accouter; array; robe; rig; trim; deck; adorn; embellish.

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Dress \Dress\, verb (used without an object)

1. (Mil.) To arrange one's self in due position in a line of soldiers; -- the word of command to form alignment in ranks; as, Dress right, dress!

2. To clothe or apparel one's self; to put on one's garments; to pay particular regard to dress; as, to dress quickly. "To dress for a ball." --Latham.

To flaunt, to dress, to dance, to thrum. --Tennyson .

{To dress to the right}, {To dress to the left}, {To dress on the center} (Mil.), to form alignment with reference to the soldier on the extreme right, or in the center, of the rank, who serves as a guide.

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:

dress

adjective

1: suitable for formal occasions; "formal wear"; "a full- dress uniform"; "dress shoes" [syn: {full-dress}, {dress}]

2: (of an occasion) requiring formal clothes; "a dress dinner"; "a full-dress ceremony" [syn: {dress}, {full-dress}]

noun

1: a one-piece garment for a woman; has skirt and bodice [syn: {dress}, {frock}]

2: clothing of a distinctive style or for a particular occasion; "formal attire"; "battle dress" [syn: {attire}, {garb}, {dress}]

3: clothing in general; "she was refined in her choice of apparel"; "he always bought his clothes at the same store"; "fastidious about his dress" [syn: {apparel}, {wearing apparel}, {dress}, {clothes}]

verb

1: put on clothes; "we had to dress quickly"; "dress the patient"; "Can the child dress by herself?" [syn: {dress}, {get dressed}] [ant: {discase}, {disrobe}, {peel}, {strip}, {strip down}, {uncase}, {unclothe}, {undress}]

2: provide with clothes or put clothes on; "Parents must feed and dress their child" [syn: {dress}, {clothe}, {enclothe}, {garb}, {raiment}, {tog}, {garment}, {habilitate}, {fit out}, {apparel}] [ant: {discase}, {disrobe}, {peel}, {strip}, {strip down}, {uncase}, {unclothe}, {undress}]

3: put a finish on; "dress the surface smooth"

4: dress in a certain manner; "She dresses in the latest Paris fashion"; "he dressed up in a suit and tie" [syn: {dress}, {dress up}]

5: dress or groom with elaborate care; "She likes to dress when going to the opera" [syn: {preen}, {primp}, {plume}, {dress}]

6: kill and prepare for market or consumption; "dress a turkey" [syn: {dress}, {dress out}]

7: arrange in ranks; "dress troops" [syn: {dress}, {line up}]

8: decorate (food), as with parsley or other ornamental foods [syn: {trim}, {garnish}, {dress}]

9: provide with decoration; "dress the windows" [syn: {dress}, {decorate}]

10: put a dressing on; "dress the salads"

11: cultivate, tend, and cut back the growth of; "dress the plants in the garden" [syn: {snip}, {clip}, {crop}, {trim}, {lop}, {dress}, {prune}, {cut back}]

12: cut down rough-hewn (lumber) to standard thickness and width

13: convert into leather; "dress the tanned skins"

14: apply a bandage or medication to; "dress the victim's wounds"

15: give a neat appearance to; "groom the dogs"; "dress the horses" [syn: {dress}, {groom}, {curry}]

16: arrange attractively; "dress my hair for the wedding" [syn: {dress}, {arrange}, {set}, {do}, {coif}, {coiffe}, {coiffure}]

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