• one-piece outfit worn by women or girls; clothing, apparel; formal clothes
• put on clothing; put clothes onto another person; fall into line; prepare food for cooking; decorate
• of clothing or dress; of a formal occasion; requiring formal clothes
• a dress is a piece of clothing worn by a woman or girl which covers her body and extends down over her legs.
• you can refer generally to the type of clothes that people wear as dress.
• when you dress, you put on your clothes; a literary use.
• if you dress someone, you put clothes on them.
• see also dressed, dressing.
• if you dress up, you put on different clothes, in order to make yourself look like someone else or in order to look smarter.
• if you dress up something, you try to make it seem more acceptable to other people by altering details of it or presenting it differently.
dress a shopwindow
• attractively arrange merchandise in a shop window
dress a show window
• arrange merchandise for display in a store window
dress a wound
• medically treat an injury, bandage a wound
• dress informally, wear casual clothes
• (british) mezzanine, story that is just above the ground floor
• the dress circle is the first floor balcony in a theatre.
• binding manner of dress, set of regulations or rules that specify the approved way of dress, imposed standards of dress (such as in an office, school, etc.)
• underdress; dress in a way that is not formal enough for the circumstances; scold; criticize severely
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