dress for dinner

dress in formal clothes in honor of the evening meal

English contemporary dictionary. 2014.

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  • Don't Dress for Dinner — is a two act play by French playwright Marc Camoletti. It s a sequel to Camoletti s other play Boeing Boeing. The play ran in Paris for a little more than two years under the name Pyjamas Pour Six, and also ran in London starring Simon Cadell and …   Wikipedia

  • dress — /dres/, n., adj., v., dressed or drest, dressing. n. 1. an outer garment for women and girls, consisting of bodice and skirt in one piece. 2. clothing; apparel; garb: The dress of the 18th century was colorful. 3. formal attire. 4. a particular… …   Universalium

  • dinner — noun 1 main meal of the day ADJECTIVE ▪ delicious, excellent, good, gourmet (esp. AmE), slap up (BrE, informal), sumptuous ▪ We were treated to an excellent dinner with every kind of seafood imaginable …   Collocations dictionary

  • dress — 1 /dres/ noun 1 (C) a piece of clothing worn by a woman or girl that covers her body from her shoulder to somewhere on her leg: Sheila wore a long red dress. compare skirt 1 (1) 2 (U) the way someone dresses: His dress is always very formal. 3… …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • dress — dress1 W2S2 [dres] n 1.) a piece of clothing worn by a woman or girl that covers the top of her body and part or all of her legs →↑skirt ▪ Sheila wore a long red dress. ▪ a summer dress 2.) [U] clothes for men or women of a particular type or for …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • dress — [[t]dre̱s[/t]] ♦♦ dresses, dressing, dressed 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… …   English dictionary

  • dress — I. verb Etymology: Middle English, from Anglo French drescer, dresser to direct, put right, Vulgar Latin *directiare, from Latin directus direct, past participle of dirigere to direct, from dis + regere to lead straight more at right Date: 14th… …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • dress — I n. clothing 1) casual, informal; evening, formal; native dress 2) improper; proper dress 3) in dress (in informal dress) woman s frock 4) a casual; cocktail; evening (esp. BE); low cut; maternity; summer dress 5) a dress is long; short; tight… …   Combinatory dictionary

  • dress — [[t]drɛs[/t]] n. 1) clo an outer garment for women and girls, consisting of bodice and skirt cut or sewn as one piece 2) clo clothing; apparel; garb 3) clo formal attire 4) a particular form of appearance; guise 5) zool. outer covering, as the… …   From formal English to slang

  • dress — /drɛs / (say dres) noun 1. a one piece outer garment worn by women and girls, comprising a skirt and bodice, with or without sleeves. 2. clothing; apparel; garb. 3. fine clothes; formal costume: full dress. 4. outer covering, as the plumage of… …   Australian English dictionary

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