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attire

verb at·tire \ ə-ˈtī(-ə)r \
|Updated on: 5 Jul 2018

Definition of attire

attired; attiring
: 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

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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


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attire

noun

Definition of attire

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

Recent Examples of attire from the Web

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Origin and Etymology of attire


ATTIRE Defined for English Language Learners

attire

Definition of attire for English Language Learners

  • : clothing


ATTIRE Defined for Kids

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attire

verb at·tire \ ə-ˈtīr \

Definition of attire for Students

attired; attiring
: to put clothes and especially special or fine clothes on
  • The dancers attired themselves in colorful costumes.

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attire

noun

Definition of attire for Students

: clothing
  • beach attire


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