Dictionary.com

full dress

Save This Word!

noun
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.
QUIZ
GOOSES. GEESES. I WANT THIS QUIZ ON PLURAL NOUNS!
Test how much you really know about regular and irregular plural nouns with this quiz.
Question 1 of 9
Which of the following nouns has an irregular plural form?

Origin of full dress

First recorded in 1755–65

Other definitions for full dress (2 of 2)

full-dress
[ fool-dres ]
/ ˈfʊlˌdrɛs /

adjective
formal and complete in all details: a full-dress uniform.
done or presented completely or thoroughly.

Origin of full-dress

First recorded in 1755–65
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2022

How to use full dress in a sentence

British Dictionary definitions for full dress

full dress

noun
  1. 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
  2. (as modifier)full-dress uniform
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
FEEDBACK