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Dress vs. Cloth

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Dressnoun

(countable) An item of clothing (usually worn by a woman or young girl) which both covers the upper part of the body and includes skirts below the waist.

‘Amy and Mary looked very pretty in their dresses.’;

Clothnoun

A woven fabric such as used in dressing, decorating, cleaning or other practical use.

Dressnoun

(uncountable) Apparel, clothing.

‘He came to the party in formal dress.’;

Clothnoun

(countable) A piece of cloth used for a particular purpose.

Dressnoun

The system of furrows on the face of a millstone.

Clothnoun

(metaphoric) Substance or essence; the whole of something complex.

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Dressnoun

A dress rehearsal.

Clothnoun

(metaphoric) Appearance; seeming.

Dressverb

(transitive) To fit out with the necessary clothing; to clothe, put clothes on (something or someone).

‘He was dressed in the latest fashions.’;

Clothnoun

A form of attire that represents a particular profession or status.

Dressverb

(intransitive) To clothe oneself; to put on clothes.

‘I rose and dressed before daybreak.’; ‘It's very cold out. Dress warm.’;

Clothnoun

(in idioms) Priesthood, clergy.

‘He is a respected man of the cloth.’;

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Dressverb

To put on the uniform and equipment necessary to play the game.

‘Due to a left ankle sprain, Kobe Bryant did not dress for the game against Indiana’;

Clothnoun

A fabric made of fibrous material (or sometimes of wire, as in wire cloth); commonly, a woven fabric of cotton, woolen, or linen, adapted to be made into garments; specifically, woolen fabrics, as distinguished from all others.

Dressverb

Of a man, to allow the genitals to fall to one side or other within the trousers.

‘Does sir dress to the right or the left?’;

Clothnoun

The dress; raiment. [Obs.] See Clothes.

‘I'll ne'er distust my God for cloth and bread.’;

Dressverb

(transitive) To prepare (food) for cooking, especially by seasoning it.

Clothnoun

The distinctive dress of any profession, especially of the clergy; hence, the clerical profession.

‘Appeals were made to the priesthood. Would they tamely permit so gross an insult to be offered to their cloth?’; ‘The cloth, the clergy, are constituted for administering and for giving the best possible effect to . . . every axiom.’;

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Dressverb

To prepare oneself; to make ready.

Clothnoun

artifact made by weaving or felting or knitting or crocheting natural or synthetic fibers;

‘the fabric in the curtains was light and semitraqnsparent’; ‘woven cloth originated in Mesopotamia around 5000 BC’; ‘she measured off enough material for a dress’;

Dressverb

To adorn, ornament.

‘It was time to dress the windows for Christmas again.’;

Clothnoun

woven or felted fabric made from wool, cotton, or a similar fibre

‘a cloth bag’; ‘a broad piece of pleated cloth’;

Dressverb

(nautical) To ornament (a ship) by hoisting the national colours at the peak and mastheads, and setting the jack forward; when "dressed full", the signal flags and pennants are added.

Clothnoun

a piece of cloth for cleaning or covering something, e.g. a dishcloth or a tablecloth

‘wipe clean with a damp cloth’;

Dressverb

(transitive) To treat (a wound, or wounded person).

Clothnoun

the clergy; the clerical profession

‘has he given up all ideas of the cloth?’;

Dressverb

To prepare for use; to fit for any use; to render suitable for an intended purpose; to get ready.

‘to dress leather or cloth;’; ‘to dress a garden;’; ‘to dress grain, by cleansing it;’; ‘in mining and metallurgy, to dress ores, by sorting and separating them’;

Dressverb

(transitive) To prepare the surface of (a material; usually stone or lumber).

Dressverb

(transitive) To manure (land).

Dressverb

(transitive) To bolt or sift flour.

Dressverb

To arrange in exact continuity of line, as soldiers; commonly to adjust to a straight line and at proper distance; to align. Sometimes an imperative command.

‘to dress the ranks’; ‘Right, dress!’;

Dressverb

To break and train for use, as a horse or other animal.

Dressverb

To direct; to put right or straight; to regulate; to order.

‘At all times thou shalt bless God and pray Him to dress thy ways.’; ‘To Grisild again will I me dresse.’;

Dressverb

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.

Dressverb

To treat methodically with remedies, bandages, or curative appliances, as a sore, an ulcer, a wound, or a wounded or diseased part.

Dressverb

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.

‘And the Lord God took the man, and put him into the garden of Eden to dress it.’; ‘When he dresseth the lamps he shall burn incense.’; ‘Three hundred horses . . . smoothly dressed.’; ‘Dressing their hair with the white sea flower.’; ‘If he felt obliged to expostulate, he might have dressed his censures in a kinder form.’;

Dressverb

To cut to proper dimensions, or give proper shape to, as to a tool by hammering; also, to smooth or finish.

Dressverb

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.

‘Dressed myself in such humility.’; ‘Prove that ever Idress myself handsome till thy return.’;

Dressverb

To break and train for use, as a horse or other animal.

Dressverb

To arrange one's self in due position in a line of soldiers; - the word of command to form alignment in ranks; as, Dress right, dress!

Dressverb

To clothe or apparel one's self; to put on one's garments; to pay particular regard to dress; as, to dress quickly.

‘To flaunt, to dress, to dance, to thrum.’;

Dressnoun

That which is used as the covering or ornament of the body; clothes; garments; habit; apparel.

Dressnoun

A lady's gown; as, silk or a velvet dress.

Dressnoun

Attention to apparel, or skill in adjusting it.

‘Men of pleasure, dress, and gallantry.’;

Dressnoun

The system of furrows on the face of a millstone.

Dressnoun

a one-piece garment for a woman; has skirt and bodice

Dressnoun

clothing of a distinctive style or for a particular occasion;

‘formal attire’; ‘battle dress’;

Dressnoun

clothing in general;

‘she was refined in her choice of apparel’; ‘he always bought his clothes at the same store’; ‘fastidious about his dress’;

Dressverb

put on clothes;

‘we had to dress quickly’; ‘dress the patient’; ‘Can the child dress by herself?’;

Dressverb

provide with clothes or put clothes on;

‘Parents must feed and dress their child’;

Dressverb

put a finish on;

‘dress the surface smooth’;

Dressverb

dress in a certain manner;

‘She dresses in the latest Paris fashion’; ‘he dressed up in a suit and tie’;

Dressverb

dress or groom with elaborate care;

‘She likes to dress when going to the opera’;

Dressverb

kill and prepare for market or consumption;

‘dress a turkey’;

Dressverb

arrange in ranks;

‘dress troops’;

Dressverb

decorate (food), as with parsley or other ornamental foods

Dressverb

provide with decoration;

‘dress the windows’;

Dressverb

put a dressing on;

‘dress the salads’;

Dressverb

cultivate, tend, and cut back the growth of;

‘dress the plants in the garden’;

Dressverb

cut down rough-hewn (lumber) to standard thickness and width

Dressverb

convert into leather;

‘dress the tanned skins’;

Dressverb

apply a bandage or medication to;

‘dress the victim's wounds’;

Dressverb

give a neat appearance to;

‘groom the dogs’; ‘dress the horses’;

Dressverb

arrange attractively;

‘dress my hair for the wedding’;

Dressadjective

suitable for formal occasions;

‘formal wear’; ‘a full-dress uniform’; ‘dress shoes’;

Dressadjective

(of an occasion) requiring formal clothes;

‘a dress dinner’; ‘a full-dress ceremony’;

Dressverb

put on one's clothes

‘Graham showered and dressed quickly’; ‘I'll go and get dressed’;

Dressverb

wear clothes in a particular way or of a particular type

‘she's nice-looking and dresses well’; ‘he was dressed in jeans and a thick sweater’;

Dressverb

put clothes on (someone)

‘they dressed her in a white hospital gown’;

Dressverb

put on clothes appropriate for a formal occasion

‘we dressed for dinner every night’;

Dressverb

design or supply clothes for (a celebrity)

‘for over four decades he dressed the royal family’;

Dressverb

decorate (something) in an artistic or attractive way

‘she'd enjoyed dressing the tree when the children were little’;

Dressverb

decorate (a ship) with flags for a special occasion.

Dressverb

treat or prepare (something) in a certain way.

Dressverb

clean, treat, or apply a dressing to (a wound)

‘she washed the wound and dressed it with fresh bandages’;

Dressverb

clean and prepare (food, especially poultry or shellfish) for cooking or eating

‘dress the crab and shell the prawns’;

Dressverb

add a dressing to (a salad)

‘dress the salad with vinaigrette’;

Dressverb

apply a fertilizer to (an area of ground or a plant)

‘the field was dressed with unrotted farmyard manure’;

Dressverb

complete the preparation or manufacture of (leather or fabric) by treating its surface in some way

‘leather that had been dressed with alum’;

Dressverb

smooth the surface of (stone)

‘it takes two days to dress a pair of millstones’;

Dressverb

arrange or style (hair)

‘Patrick dressed Michelle's hair in a sculptured, Japanese-type style’;

Dressverb

draw up (troops) in the proper alignment.

Dressverb

(of troops) come into proper alignment.

Dressverb

(of a man) have the genitals habitually on one or the other side of the fork of the trousers

‘do you dress to the left?’;

Dressverb

make (an artificial fly) for use in fishing

‘after you dress a dry fly, be sure to remove any oil before you make your next cast’;

Dressnoun

a one-piece garment for a woman or girl that covers the body and extends down over the legs

‘a dress designer’; ‘a white cotton dress’;

Dressnoun

clothing of a specified kind for men or women

‘traditional African dress’;

Dressnoun

denoting military uniform or other clothing used on formal or ceremonial occasions

‘a dress suit’;

Dress

A dress (also known as a frock or a gown) is a garment traditionally worn by women or girls consisting of a skirt with an attached bodice (or a matching bodice giving the effect of a one-piece garment). It consists of a top piece that covers the torso and hangs down over the legs.

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