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Definition of "dress" []

  • To put clothes on; clothe. (verb-transitive)
  • To furnish with clothing. (verb-transitive)
  • To decorate or adorn: dress a Christmas tree. (verb-transitive)
  • To garnish: dressed the side dish with parsley. (verb-transitive)
  • To arrange a display in: dress a store window. (verb-transitive)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "dress" in a sentence
  • "But usage inclines to the adding of the apostrophe and _s_ (_'s_) even if the singular noun does end in an _s_ sound; as, _Charles's book, Frances's dress, the mistress's dress_."
  • "*checks new dress in meeror, frowns, removes furnace filter from back of dress*"
  • "As you no doubt know, a dress is such a common article of modern attire, generally a one-piece outer garment for women or girls, that it is difficult to imagine that the word dress has not always referred to this garment."