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Idioms for dress

    dress ship,
    1. to decorate a ship by hoisting lines of flags running its full length.
    2. U.S. Navy. to display the national ensigns at each masthead and a larger ensign on the flagstaff.

Origin of dress

First recorded in 1275–1325; Middle English dressen, from Anglo-French dresser, dresc(i)er, “to arrange, prepare,” Old French drecier, from unattested Vulgar Latin dīrēctiāre, derivative of Latin dīrēctus direct; noun use of verb in sense “attire” from circa 1600

synonym study for dress

1. Dress, costume, gown refer to garments for women. Dress is the general term for a garment: a black dress. Costume is used of the style of dress appropriate to some occasion, purpose, period, or character, especially as used on the stage, at balls, at court, or the like, and may apply to men's garments as well: an 18th-century costume. Gown is usually applied to a dress more expensive and elegant than the ordinary, usually long, to be worn on a special occasion: a wedding gown.

OTHER WORDS FROM dress

half-dressed, adjectiveoutdress, verb (used with object)
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British Dictionary definitions for dress

dress
/ (drɛs) /

verb

noun

Word Origin for dress

C14: from Old French drecier, ultimately from Latin dīrigere to direct
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Medical definitions for dress

dress
[ drĕs ]

v.

To apply medication, bandages, or other therapeutic materials to an area of the body such as a wound.
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