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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

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attiring

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


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attire

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noun at·tire

Definition of attire for Students

  1. :  clothing beach attire



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