costume

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

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.

QUIZZES

IS YOUR DESERT PLANT KNOWLEDGE SUCCULENT OR DRIED UP?

Cactus aficionados, don't get left in the dust with this quiz on desert plants. Find out if you have the knowledge to survive this prickly foray into the desert!
Question 1 of 7
This tall, horizontally branched cactus is probably the most recognizable cactus in Arizona. What is it called?

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
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2020

Example sentences from the Web for costume

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
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012