Definition of dress :
1. A lady's gown; as, silk or a velvet dress.
2. Attention to apparel, or skill in adjusting it.
3. That which is used as the covering or ornament of the body; clothes; garments; habit; apparel.
4. The system of furrows on the face of a millstone.
5. 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.
6. 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.
7. 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!
8. To break and train for use, as a horse or other animal.
9. To clothe or apparel one's self; to put on one's garments; to pay particular regard to dress; as, to dress quickly.
10. To cut to proper dimensions, or give proper shape to, as to a tool by hammering; also, to smooth or finish.
11. To direct; to put right or straight; to regulate; to order.
12. 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.
13. To treat methodically with remedies, bandages, or curative appliances, as a sore, an ulcer, a wound, or a wounded or diseased part.
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clothe (part of speech: verb)
prepare (part of speech: verb)
clothing (part of speech: noun)
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- " Nothing, only- you remember the last time you saw me in this dress? - "Elsie at Nantucket", Martha Finley.
- Billy was right; she must dress with care. - "The Comings of Cousin Ann", Emma Speed Sampson.
- Where I wanted you to go the day you had your dress tried on. - "A Hazard of New Fortunes", William Dean Howells.