- formal and complete in all details: a full-dress uniform.
- done or presented completely or thoroughly.
Origin of full-dress
- the formal attire customarily worn in the evening, usually consisting of black tailcoats and white bow ties for men, and floor-length dresses for women.
- a ceremonial style of dress.
Origin of full dress
Related Words for full-dressdressy, elegant, fancy, fashionable, grand, smart, stylish, all-out, careful, complete, exhaustive, important, thoroughgoing
Examples from the Web for full-dress
Contemporary Examples of full-dress
The house, like every obvious manifestation of Palmer, is ready for a full-dress inspection.Will the Real Jim Palmer Please Stand Up
September 27, 2014
Historical Examples of full-dress
The full-dress visits to the King on his 'debotter' were continued.
Then he grimly changed his garments for the full-dress uniform of the Med Service.Pariah Planet
All appeared in full-dress uniform, and a bountiful collation was served.As I Remember
"Some night you must put on your full-dress suit too," she whispered.Rich Man, Poor Man
Titus and Breckenridge each glanced at a new, full-dress sword.Notes of a War Correspondent
Richard Harding Davis
- a formal or ceremonial style of dress, such as white tie and tails for a man and a full-length evening dress for a woman
- (as modifier)full-dress uniform