[ US /ˈdɹɛs/ ]
[ UK /dɹˈɛs/ ]
  1. put a finish on
    dress the surface smooth
  2. decorate (food), as with parsley or other ornamental foods
  3. kill and prepare for market or consumption
    dress a turkey
  4. provide with clothes or put clothes on
    Parents must feed and dress their child
  5. put on clothes
    Can the child dress by herself?
    we had to dress quickly
    dress the patient
  6. give a neat appearance to
    dress the horses
    groom the dogs
  7. put a dressing on
    dress the salads
  8. apply a bandage or medication to
    dress the victim's wounds
  9. arrange attractively
    dress my hair for the wedding
  10. arrange in ranks
    dress troops
  11. dress in a certain manner
    he dressed up in a suit and tie
    She dresses in the latest Paris fashion
  12. cultivate, tend, and cut back the growth of
    dress the plants in the garden
  13. convert into leather
    dress the tanned skins
  14. cut down rough-hewn (lumber) to standard thickness and width
  15. provide with decoration
    dress the windows
  16. dress or groom with elaborate care
    She likes to dress when going to the opera
  1. clothing of a distinctive style or for a particular occasion
    battle dress
    formal attire
  2. clothing in general
    fastidious about his dress
    she was refined in her choice of apparel
    he always bought his clothes at the same store
  3. a one-piece garment for a woman; has skirt and bodice
  1. (of an occasion) requiring formal clothes
    a full-dress ceremony
    a dress dinner
  2. suitable for formal occasions
    formal wear
    a full-dress uniform
    dress shoes
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How To Use dress In A Sentence

  • The brightly colored outfits may be made of either cotton or such dressy fabrics as velvet, satin, and lamé.
  • Spinach, endive and romaine lettuce are great in salads; just dress with a little olive oil and red wine vinegar.
  • She took a lot of tweed and heavy suiting, an ankle-length dress and platform shoes - quite the bonkers stuff.
  • The dress wasn't low cut, but in truth she didn't have a lot of cleavage to reveal, her figure being quite elfin.
  • Though Jane tells herself stories, listens to stories told by others, and reads, she never writes anything other than a few letters-misaddressed and undelivered letters, at that.
  • It was of average size with an unmade bed sitting in one corner, a night table, two dressers, a bureau, a desk, a small TV, and a lot of posters on the wall.
  • Men with short back and sides dressed in gleaming white singlets and shorts set off downriver while a little coxswain in a cap urges them on.
  • My store-bought long dresses are too "dressy" and made of rayon and other finer fabrics that are not suitable for housework. Sewing Simple Clothing
  • I'll forward any mail to your new address.
  • I blame it all on becca who called me in the middle of the night to talk to me all about how the two best friends names are Kate and Becca and that the main character lives in apartment 601 as my address and other kooky details that i have been trying to forget nightly since i saw that movie, And then every sound is that kid coming out of the television and im only writing about it now in order to expunge as i fear she will grab hold of my foot from under the desk and eat me or turn me into something decomposing or whatever it is she does. I-claudius Diary Entry
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