Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of noun dress

3 senses of dress

Sense 1
dress, frock -- (a one-piece garment for a woman; has skirt and bodice)
       => woman's clothing -- (clothing that is designed for women to wear)

Sense 2
attire, garb, dress -- (clothing of a distinctive style or for a particular occasion; "formal attire"; "battle dress")
       => clothing, article of clothing, vesture, wear, wearable, habiliment -- (a covering designed to be worn on a person's body)

Sense 3
apparel, wearing apparel, dress, clothes -- (clothing in general; "she was refined in her choice of apparel"; "he always bought his clothes at the same store"; "fastidious about his dress")
       => clothing, article of clothing, vesture, wear, wearable, habiliment -- (a covering designed to be worn on a person's body)

Antonyms of verb dress

2 of 16 senses of dress

Sense 1
dress, get dressed -- (put on clothes; "we had to dress quickly"; "dress the patient"; "Can the child dress by herself?")
       Antonym of undress (Sense 1)
      => undress, discase, uncase, unclothe, strip, strip down, disrobe, peel -- (get undressed; "please don't undress in front of everybody!"; "She strips in front of strangers every night for a living")

Sense 2
dress, clothe, enclothe, garb, raiment, tog, garment, habilitate, fit out, apparel -- (provide with clothes or put clothes on; "Parents must feed and dress their child")
       Antonym of undress (Sense 1)
      => undress, discase, uncase, unclothe, strip, strip down, disrobe, peel -- (get undressed; "please don't undress in front of everybody!"; "She strips in front of strangers every night for a living")

Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of verb dress

16 senses of dress

Sense 1
dress, get dressed -- (put on clothes; "we had to dress quickly"; "dress the patient"; "Can the child dress by herself?")
       => change -- (undergo a change; become different in essence; losing one's or its original nature; "She changed completely as she grew older"; "The weather changed last night")
          Phrasal Verb-> dress up#1; dress down#2

Sense 2
dress, clothe, enclothe, garb, raiment, tog, garment, habilitate, fit out, apparel -- (provide with clothes or put clothes on; "Parents must feed and dress their child")
       => change state, turn -- (undergo a transformation or a change of position or action; "We turned from Socialism to Capitalism"; "The people turned against the President when he stole the election")

Sense 3
dress -- (put a finish on; "dress the surface smooth")
       => finish -- (provide with a finish; "The carpenter finished the table beautifully"; "this shirt is not finished properly")

Sense 4
dress, dress up -- (dress in a certain manner; "She dresses in the latest Paris fashion"; "he dressed up in a suit and tie")
       => dress, get dressed -- (put on clothes; "we had to dress quickly"; "dress the patient"; "Can the child dress by herself?")

Sense 5
preen, primp, plume, dress -- (dress or groom with elaborate care; "She likes to dress when going to the opera")
       => overdress, dress up, 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 -- (put on special clothes to appear particularly appealing and attractive; "She never dresses up, even when she goes to the opera"; "The young girls were all fancied up for the party")

Sense 6
dress, dress out -- (kill and prepare for market or consumption; "dress a turkey")
       => cook, fix, ready, make, prepare -- (prepare for eating by applying heat; "Cook me dinner, please"; "can you make me an omelette?"; "fix breakfast for the guests, please")

Sense 7
dress, line up -- (arrange in ranks; "dress troops")
       => position -- (cause to be in an appropriate place, state, or relation)

Sense 8
trim, garnish, dress -- (decorate (food), as with parsley or other ornamental foods)
       => decorate, adorn, grace, ornament, embellish, beautify -- (make more attractive by adding ornament, colour, etc.; "Decorate the room for the party"; "beautify yourself for the special day")

Sense 9
dress, decorate -- (provide with decoration; "dress the windows")
       => arrange, set up -- (put into a proper or systematic order; "arrange the books on the shelves in chronological order")

Sense 10
dress -- (put a dressing on; "dress the salads")
       => put on, apply -- (apply to a surface; "She applied paint to the back of the house"; "Put on make-up!")

Sense 11
snip, clip, crop, trim, lop, dress, prune, cut back -- (cultivate, tend, and cut back the growth of; "dress the plants in the garden")
       => thin out -- (make sparse; "thin out the young plants")

Sense 12
dress -- (cut down rough-hewn (lumber) to standard thickness and width)
       => pare, trim -- (remove the edges from and cut down to the desired size; "pare one's fingernails"; "trim the photograph"; "trim lumber")

Sense 13
dress -- (convert into leather; "dress the tanned skins")
       => convert -- (change the nature, purpose, or function of something; "convert lead into gold"; "convert hotels into jails"; "convert slaves to laborers")

Sense 14
dress -- (apply a bandage or medication to; "dress the victim's wounds")
       => treat, care for -- (provide treatment for; "The doctor treated my broken leg"; "The nurses cared for the bomb victims"; "The patient must be treated right away or she will die"; "Treat the infection with antibiotics")

Sense 15
dress, groom, curry -- (give a neat appearance to; "groom the dogs"; "dress the horses")
       => fancify, beautify, embellish, prettify -- (make more beautiful)

Sense 16
dress, arrange, set, do, coif, coiffe, coiffure -- (arrange attractively; "dress my hair for the wedding")
       => groom, neaten -- (care for one's external appearance; "He is always well-groomed")

Antonyms of adj dress

2 senses of dress

Sense 1
full-dress, dress -- (suitable for formal occasions; "formal wear"; "a full-dress uniform"; "dress shoes")

INDIRECT (VIA formal) -> informal -- (not formal; "conservative people unaccustomed to informal dress"; "an informal free-and-easy manner"; "an informal gathering of friends")

Sense 2
dress, full-dress -- ((of an occasion) requiring formal clothes; "a dress dinner"; "a full-dress ceremony")

INDIRECT (VIA formal) -> informal -- (not formal; "conservative people unaccustomed to informal dress"; "an informal free-and-easy manner"; "an informal gathering of friends")

Similarity of adj dress

2 senses of dress

Sense 1
full-dress, dress -- (suitable for formal occasions; "formal wear"; "a full-dress uniform"; "dress shoes")
       => formal (vs. informal) -- (being in accord with established forms and conventions and requirements (as e.g. of formal dress); "pay one's formal respects"; "formal dress"; "a formal ball"; "the requirement was only formal and often ignored"; "a formal education")

Sense 2
dress, full-dress -- ((of an occasion) requiring formal clothes; "a dress dinner"; "a full-dress ceremony")
       => formal (vs. informal) -- (being in accord with established forms and conventions and requirements (as e.g. of formal dress); "pay one's formal respects"; "formal dress"; "a formal ball"; "the requirement was only formal and often ignored"; "a formal education")

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