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attire

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verb at·tire \ə-ˈtī(-ə)r\

Definition of attire

attired

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attiring

  1. transitive verb
  2. :  to put garments on :  dress, array < … proceeded to attire herself for a professional visit. — Charles Dickens> <The guests were formally attired. [=wearing formal clothing]>; especially :  to clothe in fancy or rich garments <dancers attired in colorful costumes>

Examples of attire in a sentence

  1. <men attired in tuxedos for the awards banquet>

Origin and Etymology of attire

Middle English, from Anglo-French atirer to equip, prepare, attire, from a- (from Latin ad-) + tire order, rank, of Germanic origin; akin to Old English tīr glory, ornament


First Known Use: 14th century


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attire

noun at·tire

Definition of attire

  1. 1 :  dress, clothes <business attire>; especially :  splendid or decorative clothing <the queen in her royal attire>

  2. 2 :  the antlers or antlers and scalp of a stag or buck

Examples of attire in a sentence

  1. Proper attire is required at the restaurant.

  2. <needed some snazzy attire for the job interview>

Origin and Etymology of attire

see 1attire


First Known Use: 13th century


ATTIRE Defined for English Language Learners


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attire

noun at·tire

Definition of attire for English Language Learners

  • : clothing


ATTIRE Defined for Kids

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attire

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verb at·tire \ə-ˈtīr\

Definition of attire for Students

attired

attiring

  1. :  to put clothes and especially special or fine clothes on <The dancers attired themselves in colorful costumes.>


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noun at·tire

Definition of attire for Students

  1. :  clothing <beach attire>



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