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  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Costume  \Cos"tume`\  (k?s"t?m`  or  k?s-t?m"),  n.  [F.  costume,  It 
  costume  custom,  dress,  fr  L.  consuetumen  (not  found),  for 
  consuetudo  custom.  See  {Custom},  and  cf  {Consuetude}.] 
  1.  Dress  in  general;  esp.,  the  distinctive  style  of  dress  of 
  a  people,  class,  or  period. 
 
  2.  Such  an  arrangement  of  accessories,  as  in  a  picture, 
  statue,  poem,  or  play,  as  is  appropriate  to  the  time, 
  place  or  other  circumstances  represented  or  described. 
 
  I  began  last  night  to  read  Walter  Scott's  Lay  of  the 
  Last  Minstrel  .  .  .  .I  was  extremely  delighted  with 
  the  poetical  beauty  of  some  parts  .  .  .  .The 
  costume,  too  is  admirable.  --Sir  J. 
  Mackintosh. 
 
  3.  A  character  dress,  used  at  fancy  balls  or  for  dramatic 
  purposes. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  costume 
  adj  :  characterized  by  the  use  of  period  costume  or  fancy  dress; 
  "a  costume  movie";  "a  costume  ball" 
  n  1:  the  attire  worn  in  a  play  or  at  a  fancy  dress  ball;  "he  won 
  the  prize  for  best  costume" 
  2:  unusual  or  period  attire  not  characteristic  of  or 
  appropriate  to  the  time  and  place  "in  spite  of  the  heat 
  he  insisted  on  his  woolen  costume" 
  3:  the  prevalent  fashion  of  dress  (including  accessories  and 
  hair  style  as  well  as  garments) 
  4:  the  attire  characteristic  of  a  country  or  a  time  or  a  social 
  class;  "he  wore  his  national  costume" 
  v  1:  dress  in  a  costume 
  2:  furnish  with  costumes;  as  for  a  film  or  play 




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