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Dictionary definition for: Dress

1. (s) suitable for formal occasions; "formal wear" "a full-dress uniform" "dress shoes"

2. (n) a one-piece garment for a woman; has skirt and bodice

3. (v) put on clothes; "we had to dress quickly" "dress the patient" "Can the child dress by herself?"

4. (n) clothing of a distinctive style or for a particular occasion; "formal attire" "battle dress"

5. (s) (of an occasion) requiring formal clothes; "a dress dinner" "a full-dress ceremony"

6. (v) provide with clothes or put clothes on; "Parents must feed and dress their child"

7. (v) put a finish on; "dress the surface smooth"

8. (n) clothing in general; "she was refined in her choice of apparel" "he always bought his clothes at the same store" "fastidious about his dress"

9. (v) dress in a certain manner; "She dresses in the latest Paris fashion" "he dressed up in a suit and tie"

10. (v) dress or groom with elaborate care; "She likes to dress when going to the opera"

11. (v) kill and prepare for market or consumption; "dress a turkey"

12. (v) arrange in ranks; "dress troops"

13. (v) decorate (food), as with parsley or other ornamental foods

14. (v) provide with decoration; "dress the windows"

15. (v) put a dressing on; "dress the salads"

16. (v) cultivate, tend, and cut back the growth of; "dress the plants in the garden"

17. (v) cut down rough-hewn (lumber) to standard thickness and width

18. (v) convert into leather; "dress the tanned skins"

19. (v) apply a bandage or medication to; "dress the victim''s wounds"

20. (v) give a neat appearance to; "groom the dogs" "dress the horses"

21. (v) arrange attractively; "dress my hair for the wedding"

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