Pronunciation: drĕs
v. t.1.To direct; to put right or straight; to regulate; to order.
[imp. & p. p. Dressed (drĕst) or Drest; p. pr. & vb. n. Dressing.]
To Grisild again will I me dresse.
- Chaucer.
2.(Mil.) To arrange in exact continuity of line, as soldiers; commonly to adjust to a straight line and at proper distance; to align; as, to dress the ranks.
3.(Med.) To treat methodically with remedies, bandages, or curative appliances, as a sore, an ulcer, a wound, or a wounded or diseased part.
4.To adjust; to put in good order; to arrange; specifically: (a) To prepare for use; to fit for any use; to render suitable for an intended purpose; to get ready; as, to dress a slain animal; to dress meat; to dress leather or cloth; to dress or trim a lamp; to dress a garden; to dress a horse, by currying and rubbing; to dress grain, by cleansing it; in mining and metallurgy, to dress ores, by sorting and separating them.
And the Lord God took the man, and put him into the garden of Eden to dress it.
- Gen. ii. 15.
5.To cut to proper dimensions, or give proper shape to, as to a tool by hammering; also, to smooth or finish.
6.To put in proper condition by appareling, as the body; to put clothes upon; to apparel; to invest with garments or rich decorations; to clothe; to deck.
7.To break and train for use, as a horse or other animal.
To dress up
to dress elaborately, artificially, or pompously.
To dress a ship
(Naut.) to ornament her by hoisting the national colors at the peak and mastheads, and setting the jack forward; when dressed full, the signal flags and pennants are added.
- Addison.
v. i.1.(Mil.) To arrange one's self in due position in a line of soldiers; - the word of command to form alignment in ranks; as, Dress right, dress!
2.To clothe or apparel one's self; to put on one's garments; to pay particular regard to dress; as, to dress quickly.
To flaunt, to dress, to dance, to thrum.
- Tennyson
To dress to the right
(Mil.) to form alignment with reference to the soldier on the extreme right, or in the center, of the rank, who serves as a guide.
n.1.That which is used as the covering or ornament of the body; clothes; garments; habit; apparel.
2.A lady's gown; as, silk or a velvet dress.
3.Attention to apparel, or skill in adjusting it.
Men of pleasure, dress, and gallantry.
- Pope.
4.(Milling) The system of furrows on the face of a millstone.
Dress parade
(Mil.) a parade in full uniform for review.
Noun1.dress - a one-piece garment for a woman; has skirt and bodice
Synonyms: frock
2.Dressdress - clothing of a distinctive style or for a particular occasion; "formal attire"; "battle dress"
Synonyms: attire, garb
3.Dressdress - clothing in general; "she was refined in her choice of apparel"; "he always bought his clothes at the same store"; "fastidious about his dress"
Verb1.dress - put on clothes; "we had to dress quickly"; "dress the patient"; "Can the child dress by herself?"
Synonyms: get dressed
discase, disrobe, strip down, uncase, undress, strip, unclothe, peel - get undressed; "please don't undress in front of everybody!"; "She strips in front of strangers every night for a living"
2.dress - provide with clothes or put clothes on; "Parents must feed and dress their child"
discase, disrobe, strip down, uncase, undress, strip, unclothe, peel - get undressed; "please don't undress in front of everybody!"; "She strips in front of strangers every night for a living"
3.dress - put a finish on; "dress the surface smooth"
4.dress - dress in a certain manner; "She dresses in the latest Paris fashion"; "he dressed up in a suit and tie"
Synonyms: dress up
5.dress - dress or groom with elaborate care; "She likes to dress when going to the opera"
Synonyms: primp, preen, plume
6.dress - kill and prepare for market or consumption; "dress a turkey"
Synonyms: dress out
7.dress - arrange in ranks; "dress troops"
Synonyms: line up
8.dress - decorate (food), as with parsley or other ornamental foods
Synonyms: garnish, trim
9.dress - provide with decoration; "dress the windows"
Synonyms: decorate
10.dress - put a dressing on; "dress the salads"
11.dress - cultivate, tend, and cut back the growth of; "dress the plants in the garden"
Synonyms: prune, snip, lop, cut back, clip, crop, trim
12.dress - cut down rough-hewn (lumber) to standard thickness and width
13.dress - convert into leather; "dress the tanned skins"
14.dress - apply a bandage or medication to; "dress the victim's wounds"
15.dress - give a neat appearance to; "groom the dogs"; "dress the horses"
Synonyms: groom, curry
16.dress - arrange attractively; "dress my hair for the wedding"
Synonyms: coiffe, coiffure, coif, arrange, do, set
Adj.1.dress - suitable for formal occasions; "formal wear"; "a full-dress uniform"; "dress shoes"
Synonyms: full-dress
2.dress - (of an occasion) requiring formal clothes; "a dress dinner"; "a full-dress ceremony"
Synonyms: full-dress
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