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Dictionary definition for: Costume

1. (n) the attire worn in a play or at a fancy dress ball; "he won the prize for best costume"

2. (v) dress in a costume; "We dressed up for Halloween as pumpkins"

3. (n) 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"

4. (v) furnish with costumes; as for a film or play

5. (n) the prevalent fashion of dress (including accessories and hair style as well as garments)

6. (n) the attire characteristic of a country or a time or a social class; "he wore his national costume"

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