dress - definition and synonyms


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  1. 1
    [countable] a piece of clothing that covers a woman’s body and part of her legs

    a blue cotton dress

    I’d never seen her in a dress before.

  2. 2
    [uncountable] the clothes that are typical of a particular place, time in history, or occasion

    The children were wearing traditional Norwegian dress.

    They performed the play in Victorian dress.

    1. a.
      the clothes that someone usually wears

      He has an unusual style of dress.