full-dress

adjective

Definition of full-dress

 (Entry 1 of 2)

: involving attention to every detail in preparation or execution a full-dress rehearsal a full-dress investigation

full dress

noun

Definition of full dress (Entry 2 of 2)

: the style of dress prescribed for ceremonial or formal social occasions

Examples of full-dress in a Sentence

Noun The Army required full dress be worn to the event. The officers were in full dress.
Recent Examples on the Web: Noun Wearing an animal print two-piece with sparkles and feathers, the JLo Beauty founder worked her way through a full dress rehearsal for the show, reported La Repubblica. Giovana Gelhoren, PEOPLE.com, 30 July 2022 On Sunday, San Francisco Police Chief William Scott, in full dress uniform, passed out small rainbow pride flags to spectators. Bobby Caina Calvan, USA TODAY, 27 June 2022 On Sunday, San Francisco Police Chief William Scott, in full dress uniform, passed out small rainbow pride flags to spectators. Bobby Caina Calvan, Anchorage Daily News, 27 June 2022 On Sunday, San Francisco Police Chief William Scott, in full dress uniform, passed out small rainbow pride flags to spectators. Bobby Caina Calvan, USA TODAY, 27 June 2022 On Sunday, San Francisco Police Chief William Scott, in full dress uniform, passed out small rainbow pride flags to spectators. Bobby Caina Calvan, Anchorage Daily News, 27 June 2022 On Sunday, San Francisco Police Chief William Scott, in full dress uniform, passed out small rainbow pride flags to spectators. Bobby Caina Calvan, USA TODAY, 27 June 2022 On Sunday, San Francisco Police Chief William Scott, in full dress uniform, passed out small rainbow pride flags to spectators. Bobby Caina Calvan, Anchorage Daily News, 27 June 2022 On Sunday, San Francisco Police Chief William Scott, in full dress uniform, passed out small rainbow pride flags to spectators. Bobby Caina Calvan, USA TODAY, 27 June 2022 See More

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First Known Use of full-dress

Adjective

1761, in the meaning defined above

Noun

1748, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of full-dress was in 1748

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“Full-dress.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/full-dress. Accessed 10 Aug. 2022.

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