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Definition 1: clothing of a distinctive style or for a particular occasion - [noun denoting artifact]

Samples where attire or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • formal attire
  • battle dress

Synonyms for attire in the sense of this definition

(attire is a kind of ...) a covering designed to be worn on a person's body

(... is a kind of attire ) the traditional dress of Vietnamese women consisting of a tunic with long sleeves and panels front and back; the tunic is worn over trousers

(... is a kind of attire ) a set of clothing (with accessories)

"his getup was exceedingly elegant"

(... is a kind of attire ) formal attire for men during the daytime

(... is a kind of attire ) a covering or bunch of human or artificial hair used for disguise or adornment

(... is a kind of attire ) attire that is typically worn by a horseback rider (especially a woman's attire)

(... is a kind of attire ) a distinctive attire worn by a member of a religious order

(... is a kind of attire ) attire to wear on formal occasions in the evening

(... is a kind of attire ) elaborate or showy attire and accessories

(... is a kind of attire ) attire that is appropriate to wear in a church

(... is a kind of attire ) any attire that modifies the appearance in order to conceal the wearer's identity

(... is a kind of attire ) the prevalent fashion of dress (including accessories and hair style as well as garments)

(... is a kind of attire ) unusual or period attire not characteristic of or appropriate to the time and place

"in spite of the heat he insisted on his woolen costume"

(... is a kind of attire ) the attire characteristic of a country or a time or a social class

"he wore his national costume"

(... is a kind of attire ) the attire worn in a play or at a fancy dress ball

"he won the prize for best costume"

(... is a kind of attire ) attire worn for sport or for casual wear

Definition 2: put on special clothes to appear particularly appealing and attractive - [verb of body]

Samples where attire or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • She never dresses up, even when she goes to the opera
  • The young girls were all fancied up for the party

Synonyms for attire in the sense of this definition

(attire is a kind of ...) put on clothes

"we had to dress quickly" "dress the patient" "Can the child dress by herself?"

(... is a kind of attire ) dress or groom with elaborate care

"She likes to dress when going to the opera"

(... is a kind of attire ) dress up showily

"He pranked himself out in his best clothes"

(... is a kind of attire ) dress up in a cheap and provocative way

(... is a kind of attire ) adorn with a robe

(... is a kind of attire ) dress up garishly and tastelessly

(attire has a similar meaning as ...) dress in a certain manner

"She dresses in the latest Paris fashion" "he dressed up in a suit and tie"

(attire has a similar meaning as ...) dress in a costume

"We dressed up for Halloween as pumpkins"

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