dress

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dress is part of the Basic English 850.
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dress is one of the 1000 most common headwords.
dress

Pronunciation[change]

Noun[change]

Singular
dress

Plural
dresses

A young woman wearing a red dress
  1. (countable) A dress is a loose cloth covering a woman's body. The lower part is like a skirt. The top part is like a shirt.
    She looked beautiful because she had a very nice dress.
    Ball gowns and party frocks are dresses for special occasions.


Verb[change]

Plain form
dress

Third-person singular
dresses

Past tense
dressed

Past participle
dressed

Present participle
dressing

  1. (transitive) To put clothes on something.
    I dressed my little sister for school this morning.
  2. (intransitive) To put clothes on yourself.
    I just need to dress and then we can go.
  3. (transitive) To prepare the surface of a material (usually stone or lumber).
  4. To cover a wound with a bandage.
    That cut looks really bad. Here, let me dress it
  5. (transitive) To prepare food for cooking, especially by seasoning it.