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Definition of Dress

Dress

  1. To direct; to put right or straight; to regulate; to order.
  2. To arrange in exact continuity of line, as soldiers; commonly to adjust to a straight line and at proper distance; to align; as, to dress the ranks.
  3. To treat methodically with remedies, bandages, or curative appliances, as a sore, an ulcer, a wound, or a wounded or diseased part.
  4. To adjust; to put in good order; to arrange; specifically: (a) To prepare for use; to fit for any use; to render suitable for an intended purpose; to get ready; as, to dress a slain animal; to dress meat; to dress leather or cloth; to dress or trim a lamp; to dress a garden; to dress a horse, by currying and rubbing; to dress grain, by cleansing it; in mining and metallurgy, to dress ores, by sorting and separating them.
  5. To cut to proper dimensions, or give proper shape to, as to a tool by hammering; also, to smooth or finish.
  6. To put in proper condition by appareling, as the body; to put clothes upon; to apparel; to invest with garments or rich decorations; to clothe; to deck.
  7. To break and train for use, as a horse or other animal.
  8. To arrange one's self in due position in a line of soldiers; -- the word of command to form alignment in ranks; as, Right, dress!
  9. To clothe or apparel one's self; to put on one's garments; to pay particular regard to dress; as, to dress quickly.
  10. That which is used as the covering or ornament of the body; clothes; garments; habit; apparel.
  11. A lady's gown; as, silk or a velvet dress.
  12. Attention to apparel, or skill in adjusting it.
  13. The system of furrows on the face of a millstone.

Dress Quotations

The only rule is don't be boring and dress cute wherever you go. Life is too short to blend in.
Paris Hilton

I remember when I was in high school I didn't have a new dress for each special occasion. The girls would bring the fact to my attention, not always too delicately. The boys, however, never bothered with the subject. They were my friends, not because of the size of my wardrobe but because they liked me.
Marilyn Monroe

I just kind of opened up and said, 'I feel like a rag doll. I have hair and makeup people coming to my house every day and putting me in new, uncomfortable, weird dresses and expensive shoes, and I just shut down and raise my arms up for them to get the dress on, and pout my lips when they need to put the lipstick on.'
Jennifer Lawrence

My style is definitely schizophrenic; it does change from day to day a lot. It depends on my mood: sometimes I'll be going through a girly, childlike stage and wear a pretty lace dress with a bow in my hair. Then sometimes I'll be moody and just wear black.
Amber Le Bon

I don't want to be just known for the way I dress. I want to be known for how I play, how I treat people, and how I am as a role model. I don't just want to be, 'He dresses cool' or 'He dresses crazy.' You're going to have lovers and haters. I want my golf game to be the main thing.
Rickie Fowler
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Dress Translations

dress in Afrikaans is klee
dress in Dutch is een verband omleggen
dress in Finnish is puku
dress in German is Kleid
dress in Latin is ornatus, exuviae
dress in Norwegian is antrekk, kle seg, kjole
dress in Portuguese is vestido
dress in Spanish is revestir, vendar, vestirse, vestir, vestido
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