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costume

[ noun kos-toom, -tyoom; verb ko-stoom, -styoom ]
/ noun ˈkɒs tum, -tyum; verb kɒˈstum, -ˈstyum /
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noun

verb (used with object), cos·tumed, cos·tum·ing.

to dress; furnish with a costume; provide appropriate dress for: to costume a play.

adjective

of or characterized by the wearing of costumes: a costume party.
meant for use with or appropriate to a specific costume: costume accessories.

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Origin of costume

1705–15; <French <Italian: usage, habit, dress; doublet of custom

synonym study for costume

1. See dress.

OTHER WORDS FROM costume

re·cos·tume, verb (used with object), re·cos·tumed, re·cos·tum·ing.un·cos·tumed, adjectivewell-costumed, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for costume

costume
/ (ˈkɒstjuːm) /

noun

a complete style of dressing, including all the clothes, accessories, etc, worn at one time, as in a particular country or period; dressnational costume
old-fashioned a woman's suit
a set of clothes, esp unusual or period clothes, worn in a play by an actor or at a fancy dress balla jester's costume

verb (tr)

to furnish the costumes for (a show, film, etc)
to dress (someone) in a costume

Word Origin for costume

C18: from French, from Italian: dress, habit, custom
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