Definitions of dress

  1. To put on clothes; to pay particular regard to dress; to arrange in a line. Dress! a military word of command given when troops have arrived at any prescribed point of alignment, as
  2. To clothe; array; adorn; arrange; adjust; cleanse and bind up, as a wound; prepare.
  3. To arrange in exact continuity of line, as soldiers; commonly to adjust to a straight line and at proper distance; to align; as, to dress the ranks.
  4. To treat methodically with remedies, bandages, or curative appliances, as a sore, an ulcer, a wound, or a wounded or diseased part.
  5. To cut to proper dimensions, or give proper shape to, as to a tool by hammering; also, to smooth or finish.
  6. To put in proper condition by appareling, as the body; to put clothes upon; to apparel; to invest with garments or rich decorations; to clothe; to deck.
  7. To break and train for use, as a horse or other animal.
  8. To cover with, or as with, clothing; adorn; make ready; arrange; to prepare for the table; curry or rub down; adjust to a straight line, as soldiers; to treat, as a wound, with medicines, bandages, etc.
  9. To put straight or in order: to put clothes upon: to prepare: to cook: to trim: to deck: to cleanse a sore.
  10. To put in order; clothe; deck; cook; make healing applications to a wound or sore.
  11. To clothe or apparel one's self; to put on one's garments; to pay particular regard to dress; as, to dress quickly.
  12. To arrange one's self in due position in a line of soldiers; - the word of command to form alignment in ranks; as, Right, dress!
  13. To put on clothes; to form a line.
  14. To arrange in a line: to put on clothes:- pa. t. and pa. p. dressed' or drest.
  15. arrange in ranks; " dress troops"
  16. dress or groom with elaborate care; " She likes to dress when going to the opera"
  17. apply a bandage or medication to; " dress the victim's wounds"
  18. kill and prepare for market or consumption; " dress a turkey"
  19. decorate ( food), as with parsley or other ornamental foods
  20. cultivate, tend, and cut back the growth of; " dress the plants in the garden"
  21. To put straight or adjust to a right line; to put in good order; to trim; to put clothes on; to deck; to cleanse a wound and apply remedies; to make suitable or fit for use; to curry, rub, and comb.
  22. To cover the body with clothing or ornaments; to deck, adorn, or embellish; to cultivate; to prepare food for the table; to put into good order, as a wound; to prepare or fit for use; in mil., to adjust the front of a company to a straight line.
  23. Dressing.
  24. That which is used as the covering or ornament of the body; clothes; garments; habit; apparel.
  25. A lady's gown; as, silk or a velvet dress.
  26. Attention to apparel, or skill in adjusting it.
  27. The system of furrows on the face of a millstone.
  28. Covering for the body; clothing; elegant or fashionable attire; a woman's or a child's gown.
  29. The covering or ornament of the body: a lady's gown: style of dress.
  30. Clothing; woman's gown.
  31. Clothes collectively; elegant attire.
  32. A gown of a woman or child.
  33. The covering or ornament of the body; apparel; habiliments; a lady's gown; full dress; style in dress; fastidiousness in dress.
  34. Covering or ornaments for the body; garments; clothes; a lady's gown.
  35. suitable for formal occasions; " formal wear"; " a full- dress uniform"; " dress shoes"
  36. clothing of a distinctive style or for a particular occasion; " formal attire"; " battle dress"
  37. convert into leather; " dress the tanned skins"
  38. cut down rough- hewn ( lumber) to standard thickness and width
  39. put a finish on; " dress the surface smooth"
  40. put a dressing on; " dress the salads"
  41. To adjust; to put in good order; to arrange; specifically: ( a) To prepare for use; to fit for any use; to render suitable for an intended purpose; to get ready; as, to dress a slain animal; to dress meat; to dress leather or cloth; to dress or trim a lamp; to dress a garden; to dress a horse, by currying and rubbing; to dress grain, by cleansing it; in mining and metallurgy, to dress ores, by sorting and separating them.
  42. Dressed or Drest.