"dresses" in the noun sense
1. dress, frock
a one-piece garment for a woman has skirt and bodice
2. attire, garb, dress
clothing of a distinctive style or for a particular occasion
3. apparel, wearing apparel, dress, clothes
clothing in general
"she was refined in her choice of apparel"
"he always bought his clothes at the same store"
"fastidious about his dress"
"dresses" in the verb sense
1. dress, get dressed
put on clothes
"we had to dress quickly"
"dress the patient"
"Can the child dress by herself?"
2. dress, clothe, enclothe, garb, raiment, tog, garment, habilitate, fit out, apparel
provide with clothes or put clothes on
"Parents must feed and dress their child"
put a finish on
"dress the surface smooth"
4. dress, dress up
dress in a certain manner
"She dresses in the latest Paris fashion"
"he dressed up in a suit and tie"
5. preen, primp, plume, dress
dress or groom with elaborate care
"She likes to dress when going to the opera"
6. dress, dress out
kill and prepare for market or consumption
"dress a turkey"
7. dress, line up
arrange in ranks
8. trim, garnish, dress
decorate (food), as with parsley or other ornamental foods
9. dress, decorate
provide with decoration
"dress the windows"
put a dressing on
"dress the salads"
11. snip, clip, crop, trim, lop, dress, prune, cut back
cultivate, tend, and cut back the growth of
"dress the plants in the garden"
cut down rough-hewn (lumber) to standard thickness and width
convert into leather
"dress the tanned skins"
apply a bandage or medication to
"dress the victim's wounds"
15. dress, groom, curry
give a neat appearance to
"groom the dogs"
"dress the horses"
16. dress, arrange, set, do, coif, coiffe, coiffure
"dress my hair for the wedding"
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