Dresden Dressage

Dress

Meanings and phrases

dress

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
adj.
  1. (of an occasion) requiring formal clothes; full-dress
  2. suitable for formal occasions; full-dress

dress

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
n.
  1. a one-piece garment for a woman; has skirt and bodice; frock
  2. clothing of a distinctive style or for a particular occasion; attire; garb
  3. clothing in general; apparel; wearing apparel; clothes

dress

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
v.
  1. put on clothes; get dressed
  2. provide with clothes or put clothes on; clothe; enclothe; garb; raiment; tog; garment; habilitate; fit out; apparel
  3. put a finish on
  4. dress in a certain manner; dress up
  5. dress or groom with elaborate care; preen; primp; plume
  6. kill and prepare for market or consumption; dress out
  7. arrange in ranks; line up
  8. provide with decoration; decorate
  9. put a dressing on
  10. cut down rough-hewn (lumber) to standard thickness and width
  11. convert into leather
  12. apply a bandage or medication to
  13. give a neat appearance to; groom; curry
  14. arrange attractively; arrange; set; do; coif; coiffe; coiffure
  15. cultivate, tend, and cut back the growth of; snip; clip; crop; trim; lop; prune; cut back
  16. decorate (food), as with parsley or other ornamental foods; trim; garnish

battle dress

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
n.
  1. a military uniform designed for field service

civilian dress

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
n.
  1. ordinary clothing as distinguished from uniforms, work clothes, clerical garb, etc.; civilian clothing; civilian garb; plain clothes

cocktail dress

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
n.
  1. a dress suitable for formal occasions; sheath

dinner dress

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
n.
  1. a gown for evening wear; dinner gown; formal; evening gown

diving dress

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
n.
  1. a weighted and hermetically sealed garment supplied with air; worn by underwater divers; diving suit

dress blues

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
n.
  1. a dress uniform for formal occasions; dress whites

dress circle

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
n.
  1. a curved section or tier of seats in a hall or theater or opera house; usually the first tier above the orchestra; circle

dress code

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
n.
  1. a set of rules specifying the correct manner of dress while on the premises of the institution (or specifying what manner of dress is prohibited)
E.g.
  • Most contra dances do not have an expected dress code.
  • In 2017, the school adopted a gender-neutral dress code.
  • Today, there is no official dress code.

dress down

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
v.
  1. censure severely or angrily; call on the carpet; take to task; rebuke; rag; trounce; reproof; lecture; reprimand; jaw; call down; scold; chide; berate; bawl out; remonstrate; chew out; chew up; have words; lambaste; lambast
  2. dress informally and casually; underdress

dress hanger

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
n.
  1. a hanger that is shaped like a person's shoulders and used to hang garments on; coat hanger; clothes hanger

dress hat

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
n.
  1. a man's hat with a tall crown; usually covered with silk or with beaver fur; high hat; opera hat; silk hat; stovepipe; top hat; topper; beaver

dress out

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
v.
  1. kill and prepare for market or consumption; dress

dress rack

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
n.
  1. a rack used primarily to display dresses for sale in a store

dress rehearsal

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
n.
  1. a full uninterrupted rehearsal in costumes shortly before the first performance
E.g.
  • The U-20 tournament serves as a dress rehearsal for the larger competition.
  • In recent years, the dress rehearsal on 23 December has become open to the public.
  • Perry said of the spin-off, "Filming this was like a dress rehearsal of my worst nightmare!

dress ship

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
v.
  1. decorate a ship with flags

dress shirt

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
n.
  1. a man's white shirt (with a starch front) for evening wear (usually with a tuxedo); evening shirt

dress shop

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
n.
  1. a shop that sells women's clothes and jewelry; boutique

dress suit

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
n.
  1. formalwear consisting of full evening dress for men; full dress; tailcoat; tail coat; tails; white tie; white tie and tails

dress uniform

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
n.
  1. a military uniform worn on formal occasions
E.g.
  • The Troop wore a dress uniform of blue shell jackets.
  • From Elementary to High School students must wear a dress uniform once a week.
  • Thus the band and its director and drum major wears the dress uniform of the RCAF.

dress up

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
v.
  1. put on special clothes to appear particularly appealing and attractive; overdress; fig out; fig up; deck up; gussy up; fancy up; trick up; deck out; trick out; prink; attire; get up; rig out; tog up; tog out
  2. make something appear superficially attractive; window-dress
  3. put a caparison on; caparison; bard; barde
  4. dress in a costume; costume
  5. dress in a certain manner; dress
E.g.
  • Other club members also dress up as the figure.
  • In Judaism, a common practice is to dress up on Purim.
  • The public dress up in traditional Ethiopian patriotic attire.

dress whites

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
n.
  1. a dress uniform for formal occasions; dress blues

evening dress

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
n.
  1. attire to wear on formal occasions in the evening; formalwear; eveningwear; evening clothes
E.g.
  • Black evening dress and formal dress in general were worn less and less.
  • She found it to be inelegant for her evening dress and uncomfortable to wear.
  • Women's evening dress included trains and tiaras or feathers in their hair (often both).

fancy dress

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
n.
  1. a costume worn as a disguise at a masquerade party; masquerade; masquerade costume
E.g.
  • Most opinion is emotion in fancy dress."
  • Some sporting events have large numbers of fans attending in fancy dress costume.
  • Halloween is the most popular costume or fancy dress event of the year in western society.

full dress

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
n.
  1. formalwear consisting of full evening dress for men; dress suit; tailcoat; tail coat; tails; white tie; white tie and tails
E.g.
  • As such, "full dress" may still appear in use designating formal wear.
  • Therefore, in the 21st century, "full dress" often refers to white tie only.
  • Today, the Life Guards has two full dress uniforms, an guard duty and royal version.

morning dress

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
n.
  1. formal attire for men during the daytime
  2. a woman's informal dress for housework

wedding dress

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
n.
  1. a gown worn by the bride at a wedding; bridal gown; wedding gown
E.g.
  • Cardi B walks down the aisle in a wedding dress.
  • Her wedding dress was made from parachutes.
  • Some versions say that she never took off her wedding dress.

white dress

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
E.g.
  • Minogue wore a long, sheer white dress for the music video.
  • Farmer then wore a long white dress, and the stage was bathed in red and orange lights.
  • At the parade on 7 September 2016, she appeared in a simple white dress with a discreet neckline.

black dress

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
E.g.
  • Keckler was still wearing her new black dress and leather jacket.
  • Other designers contributed to the trend of the little black dress.
  • The sisters adopted a religious habit of a black dress and cape, with a white cap.

traditional dress

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
E.g.
  • The traditional dress of the women is the shalwar kameez in Pahari style.
  • The most traditional dress is now seen only on certain occasions and dances.
  • Miner's habit A miner's habit ( or "Bergmannshabit") is the traditional dress of miners in Europe.

red dress

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
E.g.
  • In all cases, the Lady in Red is wearing a scarlet or blood red dress.
  • In front of her is a sleeping baby in a cradle, with a doll in a red dress lying on the floor.
  • In the first flashback, Marguerite, wearing a red dress, is surrounded by admirers and suitors.

dress uniforms

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
E.g.
  • Today, the Life Guards has two full dress uniforms, an guard duty and royal version.
  • The officer corps of the different services have retained their ceremonial dress uniforms.
  • The full dress uniforms is the most elaborate and traditional uniform worn by the Royal Danish Army.

service dress

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
E.g.
  • Like the infantry, cavalrymen were dressed in a khaki uniform, with a service dress cap.
  • In 1898, when khaki service dress was introduced, a metal badge was designed for the new slouch hat.
  • The equestrian uniform of M/84 was the same as the M/69 but featured a green shirt in lieu of the service dress uniform.

academic dress

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
E.g.
  • It has therefore a common origin with certain items of academic dress.
  • It was adopted as the academic dress for graduates of Chulalongkorn University in 1930.
  • Chimere A chimere ( , or ) is a garment worn by Anglican bishops in choir dress, and, formally as part of academic dress.

dress codes

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
E.g.
  • The requirement for such dress codes differ.
  • 6286), which prohibits government offices and agencies from implementing strict dress codes.
  • Schools in Oklahoma, Illinois, and North Carolina have enforced or suggested similar dress codes.

style of dress

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
E.g.
  • Increased religious observance also accounted for women's new style of dress.
  • This class started to adopt a characteristic style of dress and carry regalia.
  • Costume may refer to the style of dress particular to a nation, a class, or a period.
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