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Definition 1: a one-piece garment for a woman; has skirt and bodice - [noun denoting artifact]

Synonyms for dress in the sense of this definition

(dress is a kind of ...) clothing that is designed for women to wear

(... is a kind of dress ) a woman's loose unbelted dress

(... is a kind of dress ) a dress that is tailored like a shirt and has buttons all the way down the front

(... is a kind of dress ) a dress worn primarily by Hindu women; consists of several yards of light material that is draped around the body

(... is a kind of dress ) a woman's dress with a tight bodice and an overskirt drawn back to reveal a colorful underskirt

(... is a kind of dress ) a light loose sleeveless summer dress with a wide neckline and thin shoulder straps that expose the arms and shoulders

(... is a kind of dress ) a woman's informal dress for housework

(... is a kind of dress ) a long dress worn by women

(... is a kind of dress ) a sleeveless dress resembling an apron; worn over other clothing

(... is a kind of dress ) a woman's dress, usually with a close-fitting bodice and a long flared skirt, often worn on formal occasions

(... is a kind of dress ) a dress with a tight bodice and full skirt

(... is a kind of dress ) a dress suitable for formal occasions

(... is a kind of dress ) a dress that is tailored like a coat and buttons up the front

(... is a kind of dress ) a loose-fitting dress hanging straight from the shoulders without a waist

(... is a kind of dress ) a woman's dress style that imitates the caftan cloaks worn by men in the Near East

(... is a kind of dress ) a woman's garment that exposes the shoulders and has no shoulder straps

(dress is a part of ...) a fastener for locking together two toothed edges by means of a sliding tab

(dress is a part of ...) the line formed by the edge of a garment around the neck

(dress is a part of ...) part of a dress above the waist

(dress is a part of ...) the line formed by the lower edge of a skirt or coat

Definition 2: clothing of a distinctive style or for a particular occasion - [noun denoting artifact]

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

  • formal attire
  • battle dress

Synonyms for dress in the sense of this definition

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

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

"his getup was exceedingly elegant"

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

"he wore his national costume"

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

"he won the prize for best costume"

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

Definition 3: clothing in general - [noun denoting artifact]

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

  • she was refined in her choice of apparel
  • he always bought his clothes at the same store
  • fastidious about his dress

Synonyms for dress in the sense of this definition

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

(... is a kind of dress ) heavy-duty clothes for manual or physical work

Definition 4: put on clothes - [verb of body]

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

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

Synonyms for dress in the sense of this definition

(dress is a kind of ...) undergo a change; become different in essence; losing one's or its original nature

"She changed completely as she grew older" "The weather changed last night"

(... is a kind of dress ) change clothes; put on different clothes

"Change before you go to the opera"

(... is a kind of dress ) dress like a dandy

(... is a kind of dress ) dress in the clothes of the other sex

(... is a kind of dress ) put clothing on one's body

"What should I wear today?" "He put on his best suit for the wedding" "The princess donned a long blue dress" "The queen assumed the stately robes" "He got into his jeans"

(... is a kind of dress ) dress warmly

"Mother bundled up the children for the long way to school"

(... is a kind of dress ) dress very carefully and in a finicky manner

(... is a kind of dress ) dress informally and casually

"On Fridays, employees can underdress"

(dress 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"

(... is a kind of dress ) 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"

(dress has a similar meaning as ...) provide with clothes or put clothes on

"Parents must feed and dress their child"

(dress has a similar meaning as ...) dress or groom with elaborate care

"She likes to dress when going to the opera"

Definition 5: provide with clothes or put clothes on - [verb of body]

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

  • Parents must feed and dress their child

Synonyms for dress in the sense of this definition

(dress is a kind of ...) undergo a transformation or a change of position or action

"We turned from Socialism to Capitalism" "The people turned against the President when he stole the election"

(... is a kind of dress ) dress in a gown

(... is a kind of dress ) clothe formally; especially in ecclesiastical robes

(... is a kind of dress ) dress in a costume

"We dressed up for Halloween as pumpkins"

(... is a kind of dress ) cover or provide with a coat

(... is a kind of dress ) furnish with shoes

"the children were well shoed"

(... is a kind of dress ) dress with a corset

(... is a kind of dress ) dress without sufficient warmth

"She was underdressed for the hiking trip and suffered hypothermia"

(... is a kind of dress ) dress too warmly

"You should not overclothe the child--she will be too hot"

(... is a kind of dress ) provide or cover with a cloak

(... is a kind of dress ) put a habit on

(... is a kind of dress ) put a shirt on

(... is a kind of dress ) put a frock on

(... is a kind of dress ) put a jacket on

"The men were jacketed"

(... is a kind of dress ) clothe, as if for protection from the elements

"cover your head!"

(... is a kind of dress ) dress primly

(dress has a similar meaning as ...) put on clothes

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

Definition 6: apply a bandage or medication to - [verb of body]

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

  • dress the victim's wounds

(dress is a kind of ...) provide treatment for

"The doctor treated my broken leg" "The nurses cared for the bomb victims" "The patient must be treated right away or she will die" "Treat the infection with antibiotics"

(... is a kind of dress ) dress by covering with a therapeutic substance

(... is a kind of dress ) dress by covering or binding

"The nurse bandaged a sprained ankle" "bandage an incision"

(dress belongs to category ...) the learned profession that is mastered by graduate training in a medical school and that is devoted to preventing or alleviating or curing diseases and injuries

"he studied medicine at Harvard"

Definition 7: arrange attractively - [verb of body]

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

  • dress my hair for the wedding

Synonyms for dress in the sense of this definition

(dress is a kind of ...) care for one's external appearance

"He is always well-groomed"

(... is a kind of dress ) cut hair in the style of a bob

"Bernice bobs her hair these days!"

(... is a kind of dress ) set waves in

"she asked the hairdresser to wave her hair"

(dress has a similar meaning as ...) give a neat appearance to

"groom the dogs" "dress the horses"

Definition 8: dress or groom with elaborate care - [verb of body]

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

  • She likes to dress when going to the opera

Synonyms for dress in the sense of this definition

(dress is a kind of ...) 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"

(dress has a similar meaning as ...) put on clothes

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

Definition 9: give a neat appearance to - [verb of body]

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

  • groom the dogs
  • dress the horses

Synonyms for dress in the sense of this definition

(dress is a kind of ...) make more beautiful

(dress has a similar meaning as ...) arrange attractively

"dress my hair for the wedding"

Definition 10: dress in a certain manner - [verb of body]

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

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

Synonyms for dress in the sense of this definition

(dress has a similar meaning as ...) put on clothes

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

(... is a kind of dress ) clothe oneself in ecclesiastical garments

(dress 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 11: kill and prepare for market or consumption - [verb of change]

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

  • dress a turkey

Synonyms for dress in the sense of this definition

(dress is a kind of ...) prepare for eating by applying heat

"Cook me dinner, please" "can you make me an omelette?" "fix breakfast for the guests, please"

(dress implies ...) cause to die; put to death, usually intentionally or knowingly

"This man killed several people when he tried to rob a bank" "The farmer killed a pig for the holidays"

(dress has a similar meaning as ...) put a dressing on

"dress the salads"

(dress has a similar meaning as ...) decorate (food), as with parsley or other ornamental foods

Definition 12: convert into leather - [verb of change]

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

  • dress the tanned skins

(dress is a kind of ...) change the nature, purpose, or function of something

"convert lead into gold" "convert hotels into jails" "convert slaves to laborers"

Definition 13: put a dressing on - [verb of contact]

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

  • dress the salads

(dress is a kind of ...) apply to a surface

"She applied paint to the back of the house" "Put on make-up!"

(dress has a similar meaning as ...) kill and prepare for market or consumption

"dress a turkey"

(dress has a similar meaning as ...) decorate (food), as with parsley or other ornamental foods

(dress belongs to category ...) the act of preparing something (as food) by the application of heat

"cooking can be a great art" "people are needed who have experience in cookery" "he left the preparation of meals to his wife"

Definition 14: put a finish on - [verb of contact]

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

  • dress the surface smooth

(dress is a kind of ...) provide with a finish

"The carpenter finished the table beautifully" "this shirt is not finished properly"

Definition 15: cultivate, tend, and cut back the growth of - [verb of contact]

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

  • dress the plants in the garden

Synonyms for dress in the sense of this definition

(dress is a kind of ...) make sparse

"thin out the young plants"

(... is a kind of dress ) cut with shears

"shear hedges"

(... is a kind of dress ) convert into a pollard

"pollard trees"

(... is a kind of dress ) cut the top off

"top trees and bushes"

(... is a kind of dress ) thin out buds to improve the quality of the remaining flowers

Definition 16: provide with decoration - [verb of contact]

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

  • dress the windows

Synonyms for dress in the sense of this definition

(dress is a kind of ...) put into a proper or systematic order

"arrange the books on the shelves in chronological order"

Definition 17: cut down rough-hewn (lumber) to standard thickness and width - [verb of contact]

(dress is a kind of ...) remove the edges from and cut down to the desired size

"pare one's fingernails" "trim the photograph" "trim lumber"

Definition 18: decorate (food), as with parsley or other ornamental foods - [verb of creation]

Synonyms for dress in the sense of this definition

(dress is a kind of ...) make more attractive by adding ornament, colour, etc.

"Decorate the room for the party" "beautify yourself for the special day"

(dress has a similar meaning as ...) kill and prepare for market or consumption

"dress a turkey"

(dress has a similar meaning as ...) put a dressing on

"dress the salads"

Definition 19: arrange in ranks - [verb of motion]

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

  • dress troops

Synonyms for dress in the sense of this definition

(dress is a kind of ...) cause to be in an appropriate place, state, or relation

Definition 20: (of an occasion) requiring formal clothes - [adjective satellite denoting all]

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

  • a dress dinner
  • a full-dress ceremony

Synonyms for dress in the sense of this definition

(dress is similar to ...) being in accord with established forms and conventions and requirements (as e.g. of formal dress)

"pay one's formal respects" "formal dress" "a formal ball" "the requirement was only formal and often ignored" "a formal education"

Definition 21: suitable for formal occasions - [adjective satellite denoting all]

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

  • formal wear
  • a full-dress uniform
  • dress shoes

Synonyms for dress in the sense of this definition

(dress is similar to ...) being in accord with established forms and conventions and requirements (as e.g. of formal dress)

"pay one's formal respects" "formal dress" "a formal ball" "the requirement was only formal and often ignored" "a formal education"

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