- to dress, array, or adorn, especially for special occasions, ceremonials, etc.
- clothes or apparel, especially rich or splendid garments.
- the horns of a deer.
Origin of attire
Related Words for attireshabit, garb, vestment, uniform, costume, apparel, dress, getup, clothes, gear, things, outfit, threads, array, raiment, duds, wear, togs, accoutrements
Examples from the Web for attires
Historical Examples of attires
Their attires were iridescent, gorgeous in the fashions borrowed from many lands.The Hill of Venus
Denise attires her young mistress, who looks really pale after this enforced seclusion.Floyd Grandon's Honor
Amanda Minnie Douglas
One of the women brings forward a number of attires of false hair, golden and red, and from these the Queen chooses one.English Costume
Dion Clayton Calthrop
She attires herself splendidly; he swings her on to his horse behind him, and they ride to a wood.
Magdalen attires herself with the utmost splendor, and, to hear the sermon better, takes a place immediately under the pulpit.
- (tr) to dress, esp in fine elegant clothes; array
- clothes or garments, esp if fine or decorative
- the antlers of a mature male deer
Word Origin for attire
c.1300, "to fit out, equip; to dress in finery, to adorn," from Old French atirier "to equip, ready, prepare," from a- "to" + tire "order, row, dress" (see tier). Related: Attired; attiring.
c.1300, "equipment of a man-at-arms; fine apparel," from attire (v.).