A dress (also known as a frock or a gown) is a garment consisting of a skirt with an attached bodice (or a matching bodice giving the effect of a one-piece garment). In Western culture, dresses are usually considered to be items of women's and girls' apparel.
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... The dress is of white commercial cotton and the embroidery is multicolored cotton, mainly in red and blue ... a separate panel, but instead executed directly on the dress ... The embroidery on the skirt and sleeves is also done directly on the dress ...
... It is traditional, though not required, to dress babies and small children in white when they are blessed ... temple workers and temple patrons dress in white attire to work in the temple or participate in temple ordinances ... Hindu Widows are expected to dress in white clothing to signify their status ...
... white outfit(which seemingly resembled a wedding dress), with pieces of cloth that hung a little above her ankles ... Near the shoulders, this dress seemed to puff out, or become feather-like ... She sang her Exodus songs in this dress ...
... He used to wear the national, that is to say, the Frank, dress-next his skin a linen shirt and linen breeches, and above these a tunic fringed with ...
More definitions of "dress":
- (verb): Convert into leather.
Example: "Dress the tanned skins"
- (verb): Dress or groom with elaborate care.
Example: "She likes to dress when going to the opera"
Synonyms: preen, primp, plume
- (verb): Cultivate, tend, and cut back the growth of.
Example: "Dress the plants in the garden"
Synonyms: snip, clip, crop, trim, lop, prune, cut back
- (verb): Kill and prepare for market or consumption.
Example: "Dress a turkey"
Synonyms: dress out
- (verb): Dress in a certain manner.
Synonyms: dress up
- (verb): Arrange in ranks.
Example: "Dress troops"
Synonyms: line up
- (verb): Provide with decoration.
Example: "Dress the windows"
- (verb): Cut down rough-hewn (lumber) to standard thickness and width.
- (noun): Clothing of a distinctive style or for a particular occasion.
Example: "Battle dress"
Synonyms: attire, garb
- (noun): A one-piece garment for a woman; has skirt and bodice.
- (adj): (of an occasion) requiring formal clothes.
Example: "A dress dinner"; "a full-dress ceremony"
- (adj): Suitable for formal occasions.
Example: "A full-dress uniform"; "dress shoes"
- (verb): Apply a bandage or medication to.
Example: "Dress the victim's wounds"
- (verb): Provide with clothes or put clothes on.
Example: "Parents must feed and dress their child"
Synonyms: clothe, enclothe, garb, raiment, tog, garment, habilitate, fit out, apparel
- (verb): Put a finish on.
Example: "Dress the surface smooth"
- (noun): Clothing in general.
Example: "Fastidious about his dress"
Synonyms: apparel, wearing apparel, clothes
- (verb): Put a dressing on.
Example: "Dress the salads"
Famous quotes containing the word dress:
“... too much attention is paid to dress by those who have neither the excuse of ample means nor of social claims.... The injury done by this state of things to the morals and the manners of our lower classes is incalculable.”
—Mrs. H. O. Ward (18241899)
“We give lovely parties that last through the night,
I dress as a woman and scream with delight,
We wake up at lunch time and find were still tight.
What could be duller than that?”
—Noël Coward (18991973)
“Our passions do not live apart in locked chambers but dress in their small wardrobe of notions, bring their provisions to a common table and mess together, feeding out of the common store according to their appetite.”
—George Eliot [Mary Ann (or Marian)