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dress

noun

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1 a garment with a joined blouse and skirt usually worn by a woman or girl
  • what a lovely dress you're wearing today!

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2 clothing chosen as appropriate for a specific situation
  • a bagpiper in full Scottish Highlander dress

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4 the outward form of someone or something especially as indicative of a quality
  • another version of the Cinderella story but in modern-romance dress

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dress

adjective

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relating to or suitable for wearing to an event requiring elegant dress and manners
  • the naval commander wore his dress uniform to the ball

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dress

verb

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1 to cover with a bandage
  • first wash and then dress the wound

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  • unbandage
2 to make more attractive by adding something that is beautiful or becoming
  • let's dress up the room with some greenery for the holiday party

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3 to make smooth or glossy usually by repeatedly applying surface pressure
  • dress the granite block to be used as the headstone on all four sides

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4 to outfit with clothes and especially fine or special clothes
  • dressed the young girl in satin and lace

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5 to put on one's best or formal clothes
  • we don't usually dress for dinner

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6 to look after or assist the growth of by labor and care
  • dress the beans by applying fertilizer once a week

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The first known use of dress was in the 14th century

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“Dress.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/dress. Accessed 10 Aug. 2020.

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