- to prepare or bait (a fishhook) for use.
- to prepare (bait, especially an artificial fly) for use.
- to reprimand; scold.
- to thrash; beat.
- to dress informally or less formally: to dress down for the shipboard luau.
- to put on one's best or fanciest clothing; dress relatively formally: They were dressed up for the Easter parade.
- to dress in costume or in another person's clothes: to dress up in Victorian clothing; to dress up as Marie Antoinette.
- to embellish or disguise, especially in order to make more appealing or acceptable: to dress up the facts with colorful details.
Idioms about dress
- to decorate a ship by hoisting lines of flags running its full length.
- U.S. Navy. to display the national ensigns at each masthead and a larger ensign on the flagstaff.
Origin of dress
synonym study for dress
OTHER WORDS FROM dresshalf-dressed, adjectiveoutdress, verb (used with object)
Words nearby dress
How to use dress in a sentence
A dress would then show up at a customer’s home, she’d wear it for whatever occasion had brought her to the site to begin with, and then she’d ship the dress back when she was done with it.‘How I Built This’ host Guy Raz on insights from some of the world’s most famous entrepreneurs|Rachel King|September 15, 2020|Fortune
The Swedish dress up like Swedish milkmaids and make a lot of noise.
As if to underscore that the company does not plan to bend to convention even once public, Karp introduced Wednesday’s presentation dressed in cross country-training gear in a pre-recorded video.Palantir CEO to investors: Pick a ‘different company’ if you don’t like us|Verne Kopytoff|September 10, 2020|Fortune
In the end, the battalion rides to the emperor’s defense with Mulan openly in the lead, dressed as a woman.The history of Mulan, from a 6th-century ballad to the live-action Disney movie|Constance Grady|September 4, 2020|Vox
Being mistaken for the parking valet no matter how well one is dressed, or being wantonly stopped by the police are all too regular events for many.3 ways to make sure corporate diversity and inclusion efforts have a lasting impact|matthewheimer|August 31, 2020|Fortune
And so, he says he left prison without proper ID, just his release papers and the “dress-out gear” he was given by the state.His First Day Out Of Jail After 40 Years: Adjusting To Life Outside|Justin Rohrlich|January 3, 2015|DAILY BEAST
Even for Arabic dance no one wears a long dress, just a scarf around the hips.Iran’s Becoming a Footloose Nation as Dance Lessons Spread|IranWire|January 2, 2015|DAILY BEAST
Families stuff a life-size male doll with memories of the outgoing year and dress him in their clothing.
“The dress is just fishnet and crystals and a couple fingers crossed,” Selman told Style.com of the dress.
The exhibit also includes examples of designers borrowing from fine art, as Yves Saint Laurent did with his Mondrian dress.
And she would be wearing some of the jewels with the white dress—just a few, not many, of course.
That poor, pretty creature, starving, in her charming pink dress and hat of roses.
Every time he is dressed, or sees his mother dress, he has an object-lesson in symmetrical arrangement.Children's Ways|James Sully
She is always attired in black, and is utterly careless in dress, yet nothing can conceal her innate elegance of figure.
If she is so distingue in rather less than ordinary dress, what would she be in a Parisian costume?
British Dictionary definitions for dress
- to change one's clothes
- to wear formal or evening clothes