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  3  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Attire  \At*tire"\,  n. 
  1.  Dress;  clothes;  headdress;  anything  which  dresses  or 
  adorns;  esp.,  ornamental  clothing. 
 
  Earth  in  her  rich  attire.  --Milton. 
 
  I  'll  put  myself  in  poor  and  mean  attire.  --Shak. 
 
  Can  a  maid  forget  her  ornament,  or  a  bride  her 
  attire?  --Jer.  ii  32. 
 
  2.  The  antlers,  or  antlers  and  scalp,  of  a  stag  or  buck. 
 
  3.  (Bot.)  The  internal  parts  of  a  flower,  included  within  the 
  calyx  and  the  corolla.  [Obs.]  --Johnson. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Attire  \At*tire"\,  v.  t.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Attired};  p.  pr  &  vb 
  n.  {Attiring}.]  [OE.  atiren  to  array,  dispose,  arrange,  OF 
  atirier  [`a]  (L.  ad)  +  F.  tire  rank,  order  row;  of  Ger. 
  origin:  cf  As  tier  row,  OHG.  ziar[=i],  G.  zier,  ornament, 
  zieren  to  adorn.  Cf  {Tire}  a  headdress.] 
  To  dress;  to  array;  to  adorn;  esp.,  to  clothe  with  elegant  or 
  splendid  garments. 
 
  Finely  attired  in  a  robe  of  white.  --Shak. 
 
  With  the  linen  miter  shall  he  be  attired.  --Lev.  xvi. 
  4. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  attire 
  n  :  dress  of  a  distinctive  style  or  for  a  particular  occasion 
  [syn:  {garb},  {dress}] 
  v  :  put  on  special  clothes  to  appear  particularly  appealing  and 
  attractive  [syn:  {dress  up},  {fig  out},  {fig  up},  {deck 
  up},  {gussy  up},  {fancy  up},  {trick  up},  {deck  out},  {trick 
  out},  {prink},  {get  up},  {rig  out},  {tog  up},  {tog  out}, 
  {overdress}]  [ant:  {dress  down}] 




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