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1 dress /ˈdrɛs/ verb
dresses; dressed; dressing
1 dress
/ˈdrɛs/
verb
dresses; dressed; dressing
Learner's definition of DRESS
[+ object] : to put clothes on (yourself or someone else)
opposite undress
[no object] : to put clothes on yourself opposite undress
[no object]
: to put on or wear a particular type or style of clothes
: to put on or wear formal clothes
[+ object] : to clean, put medicine on, and cover (a wound)
[+ object] : to prepare (food) for cooking or eating
[+ object] : to decorate (something, especially a window) for display
[+ object] technical : to prepare (wood, stone, leather, etc.) for use

dress down

[phrasal verb]
: to wear informal clothes
see also dress-down
dress (someone) down or dress down (someone) : to speak angrily to (someone) for doing something wrong
see also dressing-down

dress up

[phrasal verb]
: to put on or wear formal clothes
dress (someone) up or dress up (someone) : to put formal or fancy clothes on (someone)
: to put on a costume
dress (someone) up or dress up (someone) : to put a costume on (someone)
dress up (something) or dress (something) up : to make (something) more attractive, impressive, or fancy
2 dress /ˈdrɛs/ noun
plural dresses
2 dress
/ˈdrɛs/
noun
plural dresses
Learner's definition of DRESS
[count] : a piece of clothing for a woman or a girl that has a top part that covers the upper body and a skirt that hangs down to cover the legs
see color picture on this page; see also housedress, sundress
[noncount] : a particular type of clothing
3 dress /ˈdrɛs/ adjective
3 dress
/ˈdrɛs/
adjective
Learner's definition of DRESS
always used before a noun
: suitable or required for a formal event
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