♦♦1) N-COUNT A dress is a piece of clothing worn by a woman or girl. It covers her body and part of her legs.
She was wearing a black dress.2) N-UNCOUNT You can refer to clothes worn by men or women as dress.
He's usually smart in his dress.
...hundreds of Cambodians in traditional dress.3) VERB When you dress or dress yourself, you put on clothes.
He told Sarah to wait while he dressed...
[V n] Sue had dressed herself neatly for work.4) VERB If you dress someone, for example a child, you put clothes on them.
[V n] She bathed her and dressed her in clean clothes.5) VERB If someone dresses in a particular way, they wear clothes of a particular style or colour.
[V in n] He dresses in a way that lets everyone know he's got authority...
[V in n] She used to dress in jeans.6) VERB If you dress for something, you put on special clothes for it.
[V for n] We don't dress for dinner here.7) VERB When someone dresses a wound, they clean it and cover it.
[V n] The poor child never cried or protested when I was dressing her wounds.8) VERB If you dress a salad, you cover it with a mixture of oil, vinegar, and herbs or flavourings.
[V n] Scatter the tomato over, then dress the salad.
[V-ed] ...a bowl of dressed salad.9) VERB To dress meat, chicken, or fish means to prepare it for cooking by cleaning it and removing the parts that you cannot eat.
[V n] Her mother dressed the meat.
[V-ed] ...dressed crab.10) → See also , dressedPhrasal Verbs:- dress up
English dictionary. 2008.