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dress


  6  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Dress  \Dress\,  v.  t.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Dressed}or  {Drest};  p.  pr  & 
  vb  n.  {Dressing}.]  [OF.  drecier  to  make  straight,  raise,  set 
  up  prepare,  arrange,  F.  dresser.  (assumed)  LL  directiare 
  fr  L.  dirigere  directum  to  direct;  dis-  +  regere  to  rule 
  See  {Right},  and  cf  {Address},  {Adroit},  {Direct},  {Dirge}.] 
  1.  To  direct;  to  put  right  or  straight;  to  regulate;  to 
  order  [Obs.] 
 
  At  all  times  thou  shalt  bless  God  and  pray  Him  to 
  dress  thy  ways.  --Chaucer. 
 
  Note:  Dress  is  used  reflexively  in  Old  English,  in  sense  of 
  ``to  direct  one's  step;  to  address  one's  self.'' 
 
  To  Grisild  again  will  I  me  dresse.  --Chaucer. 
 
  2.  (Mil.)  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. 
 
  3.  (Med.)  To  treat  methodically  with  remedies,  bandages,  or 
  curative  appliances,  as  a  sore,  an  ulcer,  a  wound,  or  a 
  wounded  or  diseased  part 
 
  4.  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 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Dress  \Dress\,  n. 
  1.  That  which  is  used  as  the  covering  or  ornament  of  the 
  body;  clothes;  garments;  habit;  apparel.  ``In  your 
  soldier's  dress.''  --Shak. 
 
  2.  A  lady's  gown;  as  silk  or  a  velvet  dress. 
 
  3.  Attention  to  apparel,  or  skill  in  adjusting  it 
 
  Men  of  pleasure,  dress,  and  gallantry.  --  Pope. 
 
  4.  (Milling)  The  system  of  furrows  on  the  face  of  a 
  millstone.  --Knight. 
 
  {Dress  circle}.  See  under  {Circle}. 
 
  {Dress  parade}  (Mil.),  a  parade  in  full  uniform  for  review. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Dress  \Dress\,  v.  i. 
  1.  (Mil.)  To  arrange  one's  self  in  due  position  in  a  line  of 
  soldiers;  --  the  word  of  command  to  form  alignment  in 
  ranks;  as  Right  dress! 
 
  2.  To  clothe  or  apparel  one's  self  to  put  on  one's  garments; 
  to  pay  particular  regard  to  dress;  as  to  dress  quickly. 
  ``To  dress  for  a  ball.''  --Latham. 
 
  To  flaunt,  to  dress,  to  dance,  to  thrum.  --Tennyson 
  . 
 
  {To  dress  to  the  right},  {To  dress  to  the  left},  {To  dress  on 
  the  center}  (Mil.),  to  form  alignment  with  reference  to  the 
  soldier  on  the  extreme  right  or  in  the  center,  of  the 
  rank,  who  serves  as  a  guide. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  dress 
  adj  1:  suitable  for  formal  occasions;  "formal  wear";  "a  full-dress 
  uniform";  "dress  shoes"  [syn:  {full-dress}] 
  2:  (of  an  occasion)  requiring  formal  clothes;  "a  dress  dinner"; 
  "a  full-dress  ceremony"  [syn:  {full-dress}] 
  n  1:  a  one-piece  garment  for  a  woman;  has  skirt  and  bodice  [syn: 
  {frock}] 
  2:  dress  of  a  distinctive  style  or  for  a  particular  occasion 
  [syn:  {attire},  {garb}] 
  v  1:  put  on  clothes  [syn:  {get  dressed}]  [ant:  {undress}] 
  2:  provide  with  clothes  or  put  clothes  on  [syn:  {clothe},  {enclothe}, 
  {garb},  {raiment},  {tog},  {garment},  {habilitate},  {fit 
  out},  {apparel}]  [ant:  {undress}] 
  3:  put  a  finish  on  "dress  the  surface  smooth" 
  4:  dress  in  a  certain  manner;  "She  dresses  in  the  latest  Paris 
  fashion" 
  5:  dress  or  groom  with  elaborate  care  [syn:  {preen},  {primp},  {plume}] 
  6:  kill  and  prepare  for  market  or  consumption;  "dress  a  turkey" 
  [syn:  {dress  out}] 
  7:  dress  ranks;  of  troops 
  8:  dress  ranks;  of  troops  [syn:  {line  up}] 
  9:  decorate  (food),  as  with  parsley  or  other  ornamental  foods 
  [syn:  {trim},  {garnish}] 
  10:  provide  with  decoration,  as  of  windows  [syn:  {decorate}] 
  11:  put  a  dressing  on  as  of  salads 
  12:  cut  back  the  growth  of  of  bushes  and  trees  [syn:  {snip},  {clip}, 
  {crop},  {trim},  {lop},  {prune},  {cut  back}] 
  13:  convert  into  leather,  of  tanned  skins 
  14:  apply  a  bandage  or  medication  to  as  of  wounds  and  injuries 
  15:  of  dogs  and  horses  [syn:  {groom},  {curry}] 
  16:  of  hair  [syn:  {arrange},  {set},  {do},  {coif},  {coiffe},  {coiffure}] 
 
  From  Jargon  File  (4.2.3,  23  NOV  2000)  [jargon]: 
 
  Dress  ======= 
 
  Casual,  vaguely  post-hippie;  T-shirts,  jeans,  running  shoes, 
  Birkenstocks  (or  bare  feet).  Long  hair,  beards,  and  moustaches  are 
  common.  High  incidence  of  tie-dye  and  intellectual  or  humorous  `slogan' 
  T-shirts  (only  rarely  computer  related;  that  would  be  too  obvious). 
 
  A  substantial  minority  prefers  `outdoorsy'  clothing  --  hiking  boots 
  ("in  case  a  mountain  should  suddenly  spring  up  in  the  machine  room", 
  as  one  famous  parody  put  it),  khakis,  lumberjack  or  chamois  shirts, 
  and  the  like 
 
  Very  few  actually  fit  the  "National  Lampoon"  Nerd  stereotype,  though 
  it  lingers  on  at  MIT  and  may  have  been  more  common  before  1975.  At  least 
  since  the  late  Seventies  backpacks  have  been  more  common  than  briefcases, 
  and  the  hacker  `look'  has  been  more  whole-earth  than  whole-polyester. 
 
  Hackers  dress  for  comfort,  function,  and  minimal  maintenance  hassles 
  rather  than  for  appearance  (some,  perhaps  unfortunately,  take  this  to 
  extremes  and  neglect  personal  hygiene).  They  have  a  very  low  tolerance 
  of  suits  and  other  `business'  attire;  in  fact  it  is  not  uncommon  for 
  hackers  to  quit  a  job  rather  than  conform  to  a  dress  code. 
 
  Female  hackers  almost  never  wear  visible  makeup,  and  many  use  none  at 
  all 
 
 
 
  From  Easton's  1897  Bible  Dictionary  [easton]: 
 
  Dress 
  (1.)  Materials  used  The  earliest  and  simplest  an  apron  of 
  fig-leaves  sewed  together  (Gen.  3:7);  then  skins  of  animals 
  (3:21).  Elijah's  dress  was  probably  the  skin  of  a  sheep  (2  Kings 
  1:8).  The  Hebrews  were  early  acquainted  with  the  art  of  weaving 
  hair  into  cloth  (Ex.  26:7;  35:6),  which  formed  the  sackcloth  of 
  mourners.  This  was  the  material  of  John  the  Baptist's  robe 
  (Matt.  3:4).  Wool  was  also  woven  into  garments  (Lev.  13:47; 
  Deut.  22:11;  Ezek.  34:3;  Job  31:20;  Prov.  27:26).  The  Israelites 
  probably  learned  the  art  of  weaving  linen  when  they  were  in 
  Egypt  (1  Chr.  4:21).  Fine  linen  was  used  in  the  vestments  of  the 
  high  priest  (Ex.  28:5),  as  well  as  by  the  rich  (Gen.  41:42; 
  Prov.  31:22;  Luke  16:19).  The  use  of  mixed  material,  as  wool  and 
  flax,  was  forbidden  (Lev.  19:19;  Deut.  22:11). 
 
  (2.)  Colour.  The  prevailing  colour  was  the  natural  white  of 
  the  material  used  which  was  sometimes  rendered  purer  by  the 
  fuller's  art  (Ps.  104:1,  2;  Isa.  63:3;  Mark  9:3).  The  Hebrews 
  were  acquainted  with  the  art  of  dyeing  (Gen.  37:3,  23).  Various 
  modes  of  ornamentation  were  adopted  in  the  process  of  weaving 
  (Ex.  28:6;  26:1,  31;  35:25),  and  by  needle-work  (Judg.  5:30;  Ps 
  45:13).  Dyed  robes  were  imported  from  foreign  countries, 
  particularly  from  Phoenicia  (Zeph.  1:8).  Purple  and  scarlet 
  robes  were  the  marks  of  the  wealthy  (Luke  16:19;  2  Sam.  1:24). 
 
  (3.)  Form  The  robes  of  men  and  women  were  not  very  much 
  different  in  form  from  each  other 
 
  a  The  coat"  (kethoneth),  of  wool,  cotton,  or  linen,  was 
  worn  by  both  sexes.  It  was  a  closely-fitting  garment,  resembling 
  in  use  and  form  our  shirt  (John  19:23).  It  was  kept  close  to  the 
  body  by  a  girdle  (John  21:7).  A  person  wearing  this  coat"  alone 
  was  described  as  naked  (1  Sam.  19:24;  Isa.  20:2;  2  Kings  6:30; 
  John  21:7);  deprived  of  it  he  would  be  absolutely  naked. 
 
  b  A  linen  cloth  or  wrapper  (sadin)  of  fine  linen,  used 
  somewhat  as  a  night-shirt  (Mark  14:51).  It  is  mentioned  in  Judg. 
  14:12,  13,  and  rendered  there  "sheets." 
 
  c  An  upper  tunic  (meil),  longer  than  the  coat"  (1  Sam. 
  2:19;  24:4;  28:14).  In  1  Sam.  28:14  it  is  the  mantle  in  which 
  Samuel  was  enveloped;  in  1  Sam.  24:4  it  is  the  robe"  under 
  which  Saul  slept.  The  disciples  were  forbidden  to  wear  two 
  coats"  (Matt.  10:10;  Luke  9:3). 
 
  d  The  usual  outer  garment  consisted  of  a  piece  of  woollen 
  cloth  like  a  Scotch  plaid,  either  wrapped  round  the  body  or 
  thrown  over  the  shoulders  like  a  shawl,  with  the  ends  hanging 
  down  in  front,  or  it  might  be  thrown  over  the  head  so  as  to 
  conceal  the  face  (2  Sam.  15:30;  Esther  6:12).  It  was  confined  to 
  the  waist  by  a  girdle,  and  the  fold  formed  by  the  overlapping  of 
  the  robe  served  as  a  pocket  (2  Kings  4:39;  Ps  79:12;  Hag.  2:12; 
  Prov.  17:23;  21:14). 
 
  Female  dress.  The  coat"  was  common  to  both  sexes  (Cant.  5:3). 
  But  peculiar  to  females  were  (1)  the  veil"  or  "wimple,"  a  kind 
  of  shawl  (Ruth  3:15;  rendered  "mantle,"  R.V.,  Isa.  3:22);  (2) 
  the  "mantle,"  also  a  species  of  shawl  (Isa.  3:22);  (3)  a  "veil," 
  probably  a  light  summer  dress  (Gen.  24:65);  (4)  a  "stomacher,"  a 
  holiday  dress  (Isa.  3:24).  The  outer  garment  terminated  in  an 
  ample  fringe  or  border,  which  concealed  the  feet  (Isa.  47:2; 
  Jer.  13:22). 
 
  The  dress  of  the  Persians  is  described  in  Dan.  3:21. 
 
  The  reference  to  the  art  of  sewing  are  few  inasmuch  as  the 
  garments  generally  came  forth  from  the  loom  ready  for  being 
  worn,  and  all  that  was  required  in  the  making  of  clothes 
  devolved  on  the  women  of  a  family  (Prov.  31:22;  Acts  9:39). 
 
  Extravagance  in  dress  is  referred  to  in  Jer.  4:30;  Ezek. 
  16:10;  Zeph.  1:8  (R.V.,  "foreign  apparel");  1  Tim.  2:9;  1  Pet. 
  3:3.  Rending  the  robes  was  expressive  of  grief  (Gen.  37:29,  34), 
  fear  (1  Kings  21:27),  indignation  (2  Kings  5:7),  or  despair 
  (Judg.  11:35;  Esther  4:1). 
 
  Shaking  the  garments,  or  shaking  the  dust  from  off  them  was  a 
  sign  of  renunciation  (Acts  18:6);  wrapping  them  round  the  head, 
  of  awe  (1  Kings  19:13)  or  grief  (2  Sam.  15:30;  casting  them  off 
  of  excitement  (Acts  22:23);  laying  hold  of  them  of  supplication 
  (1  Sam.  15:27).  In  the  case  of  travelling,  the  outer  garments 
  were  girded  up  (1  Kings  18:46).  They  were  thrown  aside  also  when 
  they  would  impede  action  (Mark  10:50;  John  13:4;  Acts  7:58). 
 




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