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Definition 1: the attire worn in a play or at a fancy dress ball - [noun denoting artifact]

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

  • he won the prize for best costume

(costume is a kind of ...) clothing of a distinctive style or for a particular occasion

"formal attire" "battle dress"

(... is a kind of costume ) a costume worn as a disguise at a masquerade party

(costume is a part of ...) collection of costumes belonging to a theatrical company

Definition 2: the attire characteristic of a country or a time or a social class - [noun denoting artifact]

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

  • he wore his national costume

(costume is a kind of ...) clothing of a distinctive style or for a particular occasion

"formal attire" "battle dress"

(... is a kind of costume ) a costume worn on formal occasions by the faculty or students of a university or college

(... is a kind of costume ) a person's costume (especially if bizarre)

"What a queer rigout!"

Definition 3: unusual or period attire not characteristic of or appropriate to the time and place - [noun denoting artifact]

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

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

(costume is a kind of ...) clothing of a distinctive style or for a particular occasion

"formal attire" "battle dress"

Definition 4: the prevalent fashion of dress (including accessories and hair style as well as garments) - [noun denoting artifact]

(costume is a kind of ...) clothing of a distinctive style or for a particular occasion

"formal attire" "battle dress"

Definition 5: dress in a costume - [verb of body]

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

  • We dressed up for Halloween as pumpkins

Synonyms for costume in the sense of this definition

(costume is a kind of ...) provide with clothes or put clothes on

"Parents must feed and dress their child"

(costume has a similar meaning as ...) put on special clothes to appear particularly appealing and attractive

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

Definition 6: furnish with costumes; as for a film or play - [verb of possession]

(costume is a kind of ...) give something useful or necessary to

"We provided the room with an electrical heater"

(costume belongs to category ...) arts or skills that require public performance

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