- to take the clothes off (a person); disrobe.
- to remove the dressing from (a wound, sore, etc.).
- to strip or divest of or as if of a covering; expose: to undress a pretense.
- to take off one's clothes.
- dress of a style designed to be worn on other than highly formal or ceremonial occasions; informal dress as opposed to full dress.
- dress of a style not designed to be worn in public; dishabille; negligee: She couldn't receive guests in such a state of undress.
- the condition of being unclothed; nakedness.
- of or relating to clothing of a style less formal than full dress: undress uniform.
- characterized by informality of dress, manners, or the like: an undress dinner party.
Origin of undress
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Examples from the Web for undrest
So Amyas went in, and found Frank laid on the outside of his bed not yet undrest.Westward Ho!
When she was undrest and had extinguished her candle, she opened the lattice window of her chamber and put out her head.Ghosts and Family Legends</p>
When I was with you they were, indeed, excepting the first, in a rude and undrest shape.'The Complete Poetical Works of Samuel Taylor Coleridge
Samuel Taylor Coleridge
- to take off clothes from (oneself or another)
- (tr) to strip of ornamentation
- (tr) to remove the dressing from (a wound)
- partial or complete nakedness
- informal or normal working clothes or uniform
- characterized by or requiring informal or normal working dress or uniform
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Word Origin and History for undrest
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