Adjective "Dressed" definition and examples

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Definitions and examples


Put on one's clothes.
  1. 'I'll go and get dressed'
  2. 'I dress, come back downstairs, brush my teeth, brush my hair and put it in a ponytail.'
  3. 'I didn't shower, or get dressed, or take care of myself for near on a week.'
  4. 'Dad banged on the door and that was my signal to get out of the hot, steaming shower and get dressed.'
  5. 'I went to the bathroom to shower, put on my makeup and get dressed.'
  6. 'Once they had left he dressed and returned to where he had left his car.'
  7. 'It was a warm afternoon in June and I was dressing for a party that evening.'
  8. 'She continued talking as she dressed.'
  9. 'I had barely enough time to shower and get dressed before the Andrews came.'
  10. 'He tossed out a velvet blue gown to her and told her to get dressed quickly and come back out.'
  11. 'The woman claimed the defendant punched the man and dislocated his shoulder, so he could not get dressed very quickly.'
  12. 'he was dressed in jeans and a thick sweater'
  13. 'On stage he would be dressed in evening wear, a bowler hat and a stainless steel waistcoat.'
  14. 'Although conservatively dressed, he wore a gold watch chain on his grey waistcoat and designer black leather shoes.'
  15. 'It's a challenge on every level - so you begin dressing nicely, wearing some perfume, maybe even a sexy pair of heels.'
  16. 'Since we were partying on the Southside I dressed accordingly and wore black jeans and a black Sex Pistols tank top.'
  17. 'Both Nicky and Georgina were dressed casually, with Nicky wearing jeans and a baseball cap while Georgina wore jeans and a floral top.'
  18. 'Her attacker, who was dressed in black and wearing a balaclava, grabbed her from behind and held a knife to her throat, before escaping with her handbag.'
  19. 'Some were attired in figure-hugging minis, some were dressed in sparkling evening wear and a few in casuals.'
  20. 'As I went into private practice, I made sure that my shoes always shone and dressed sharply, always wearing freshly laundered shirts to court.'
  21. 'The men were wearing balaclavas and dressed in black jackets with a gold band along the bottom like a uniform.'
  22. 'She doesn't dress flamboyantly, instead wearing a black t-shirt and jeans.'
  23. 'Your mother and I taught you the ways of the Indians and dressed you in Indian clothes.'
  24. 'He dresses her in frilly clothes and surrounds her with stuffed animals and dolls.'
  25. 'Back at the house, we were dressed in normal clothes once again.'
  26. 'I have to question the clothes my parents dressed me in back then.'
  27. 'How can anyone make a ‘big is beautiful’ movie and then dress the girl like she's been through a trash compacter to shave off a few inches?'
  28. 'He helped me to the bed and dressed me.'
  29. 'After all, it's no mean trick dressing a sleeping baby in a tiny clown outfit, complete with pointy hat!'
  30. 'She was still wrapped in the clothes Sebastain dressed her with.'
  31. 'The nurses had dressed their baby, wrapped him in a blanket and given them the opportunity to hold him.'
  32. 'Cathryn was not quite sure what to make of this for she could see no logical reason for dressing her in these clothes.'
  33. 'we dressed for dinner every night'
  34. 'Everyone seemed dressed for the occasion, adding to the modern art environment.'
  35. 'The recent annual presentation night had a huge turn out of young people all dressed well for the occasion.'
  36. 'Wellington was dressing for dinner in Toulouse when he heard that Napoleon had abdicated.'
  37. 'To fly with the airlines meant one expected impeccable first-class service and one dressed for the occasion.'
  38. 'Not for the first time, however, this reviewer turns up wrongly dressed for the occasion.'
  39. 'On the ship he played bingo, went to the shows, dressed for dinner, and maintained his silent decorum.'
  40. 'He dressed for the occasion, received higher class audiences, held forth on the merits and demerits of the film and was usually an expert on public taste.'
  41. 'They finish up with just barely enough time to get cleaned up again and dressed for dinner with Eric's parents.'
  42. 'All readers are invited, provided you dress for the occasion.'
  43. 'Gayle was getting dressed for dinner, when she heard Riann's voice.'
  44. 'And not just the Los Angeles premiere, the Indian designer will also dress the actress for the screening of the film in London later this month.'
  45. 'The now Duchess of Cornwall has had many outfits made by the label, Robinson Valentine in the past five years, so they are familiar with dressing Camilla.'
  46. 'Slimane has dressed a lot of rock stars and bands, including the Libertines.'
Decorate (something) in an artistic or attractive way.
  1. 'In summer you dine at beautifully dressed tables on a terrace overlooking the valley - the 18th-century estate is surrounded by olive groves.'
  2. 'The friends hold their first tree dressing festival, with more than 150 children taking part.'
  3. 'The wreck is dressed in beautiful soft corals of all colours.'
  4. 'If windows are behind a cooking surface, they should not be dressed with flammable window treatments.'
  5. 'We've kept it simple, warm and welcoming, and have avoided the urge to dress it with rambling roses and ornament of any kind.'
  6. 'A number of shops are dressing their windows with a nautical theme and some local pubs and restaurants are offering seaside specials.'
  7. 'The competition has become a huge success and has encouraged shop owners to use their imagination in dressing their shop windows for Christmas.'
  8. 'Take some of the pressure out of dressing your home for the holidays by decorating for the longer winter season rather than for just one specific occasion.'
  9. 'Ships were dressed with flags and sailors climbed the rigging or stood on decks, caps in hand, to cheer the Queen.'
Treat or prepare (something) in a certain way.
  1. 'The nurse cleaned and dressed the arm, and then arranged again for surgery clinic follow-up.'
  2. 'Of course, his first instinct was to dress the wounds, to stop the bleeding.'
  3. 'The wound is dressed with gauze, which is taped into place.'
  4. 'Shannon was the one who dressed my wounds and dried my tears.'
  5. 'Often, self-harm is hidden, with its victims becoming expert in dressing their own injuries.'
  6. 'Without words, she pulled out a bandage from one of his bags and began dressing the wound.'
  7. 'She made her way to her room to clean and dress the wound.'
  8. 'The plaintiff was taken to Humber Hospital where her leg was reduced, the wound dressed and a leg splint applied.'
  9. 'After he was finished, the woman dressed his sore wounds with a cooling salve.'
  10. 'dressed crab'
  11. 'The acidity of the soursop varies: the pulp of some fruits can be eaten raw, while others have to be dressed with sugar to make them palatable.'
  12. 'Doug delivers freshly dressed chickens, eggs and a growing list of other farm-fresh products to 10 gourmet restaurants.'
  13. 'The salad should not be dressed in this way until the instant before it is wanted for table.'
  14. 'The duck leg was melt-in-the-mouth delicious, accompanied by fried potato slices and a delicate garden salad dressed as only a French chef can.'
  15. 'The first comprised six flavoursome langoustines in a tempura batter as light as a prawn cracker, served on salad dressed with an interesting sweet basil oil.'
  16. 'They both offer wonderfully subtle and sweet tastes, best brought out by a salad dressed with a sharp and tangy vinaigrette.'
  17. 'This vinaigrette is incredibly flexible - it can be used for dressing salads, glazing braised fish, or to marinate cooked potatoes.'
  18. 'Serve polenta with cherry tomato halves lightly dressed with an herb vinaigrette.'
  19. 'Salads are piquantly dressed, potatoes sautéed in duck fat are copiously served and the house wine, a young Cotes du Rhone, is more than adequate.'
  20. 'When I'm trying to be sensible I do a rocket leaf salad dressed with aged balsamic vinegar from Tesco's.'
  21. 'Serve immediately or at room temperature - it would be nicely complemented by a salad dressed with walnut oil.'
  22. 'Cholestrol levels must be the last thing on the minds of most of the guests who seem to love salads that have been dressed in creamy mayonnaise sauce.'
  23. 'the field was dressed with unrotted farmyard manure'
  24. 'Grass staggers is brought about by a diet that is too high in protein, a condition found in rapidly growing pasture, especially on ground that has been heavily dressed with fertilizer.'
  25. 'leather that had been dressed with alum'
  26. 'dressed Cotswold stone'
  27. 'Now it resembled a low fortress wall with blocks of stone evenly cut and dressed, and white lines to guide devotees on moonless nights.'
  28. 'The building is made of dressed stone and rendered walls, coloured rendered concrete walls and rammed earth walls.'
  29. 'The well-house is built of dressed stone with a squared-off doorway out of which flows a vigorous stream.'
  30. 'On the exterior walls, 240 dressed and corner stones had to be redone and the top floor needed to be completely replaced.'
  31. 'This crosses the valley on a solid structure, built of dressed stone facing a rubble core.'
  32. 'For these women it was customary to apply cosmetics and to dress their hair in the morning.'
  33. 'Carved wooden Akan combs were used to both dress the hair and ornament it.'
Draw up (troops) in the proper alignment.
  1. 'There was no time to dress ranks properly, and unit organization went by the board as the troopers struggled to form front.'
  2. 'Soldiers dress by one another in ranks, and the body collectively by some given object.'
(of a man) have the genitals habitually on one or the other side of the fork of the trousers.
  1. 'His periscope legs are wrapped in trousers sufficiently tight for any prospective tailors to note that he dresses to the left.'
Make (an artificial fly) for use in fishing.
  1. 'More recently I used some big cane salmon fly rods to throw impressive fully dressed flies on the Tweed.'


A one-piece garment for a woman or girl that covers the body and extends down over the legs.
  1. as modifier 'a dress designer'
  2. 'I've seen guests wear black dresses at weddings and thought nothing of it.'
  3. 'Her figure expressed itself entirely through her flashy, expensive dresses and garments.'
  4. 'An abiding memory for me will be the girls in their colourful dresses sitting on the lawn as they wait to leave, laughing and singing.'
  5. 'All the dresses and garments were well made, but I just can't see the theme of this collection.'
  6. 'The one thing you know about every single female character in Weiner's books is what dress size she wears.'
  7. 'Others appeared to float in broad tutu dresses worn with matching gossamer-light chiffon veil coats.'
  8. 'She wore a long dark blue and light blue striped collared dress with short sleeves.'
  9. 'Chiffon was the fabric of the night: everything from asymmetrical tops to strapless panel dresses was made in chiffon.'
  10. 'I have a new spaghetti-strap dress I want to wear to our family Christmas party.'
  11. 'Leoni wore a gold silk evening dress and silk top hat, while Deborah opted for a jacket, waistcoat, gold cravat and black trousers.'
Clothing of a specified kind for men or women.
  1. 'The costumes are bright and striking adaptations of traditional Japanese dress.'
  2. 'I could do nothing but smile at her manner of dress - outrageous as it was.'
  3. 'Male characters usually appear in period dress: big boots, swords, and ornate jackets.'
  4. 'Traditional male dress included loose trousers and shirt, with perhaps a robe over that, and a red-felt skullcap.'
  5. 'Casey felt better after a hot shower and a change of uniform, from the camouflage dress to working dress; grey shirt, same grey pants, no tie.'
  6. 'He was wearing a mottled camouflage combat jacket over traditional Arab dress.'
  7. 'You can even see it in our manner of dress, boots and vests and hats and loaded weapons.'
  8. 'However, it still requested smart dress, hats optional for women and jacket, collar and tie for men.'
  9. 'Wooden shoes are an item of traditional dress among rural dwellers in the interior of the region.'
  10. 'His favorite mode of dress is that of a pirate.'
  11. 'a dress suit'
  12. 'Cedric's dress shirt is untucked and his suit jacket hanging over one arm.'
  13. 'Adorned in pristine Air Force dress uniforms and spit-shined shoes, they are the epitome of professionalism.'
  14. 'I had finished dressing in my black dress pants, and white low-cut blouse.'
  15. 'The government men stepped off, in military dress uniforms, each with a large group of ribbons on the left chest over the olive drab fabric.'
  16. 'She was starting to feel out of place in her dress slacks and matching jacket.'
  17. 'Tearful colleagues in dress uniform formed a guard of honour for the funeral at the church in Todmorden Road yesterday.'
  18. 'My brother - who was then and remains my hero - stood ramrod straight in his Marine Corps dress blues.'
  19. 'His outfit consisted of a white cotton dress shirt with a black bow tie and matching shoes.'
  20. 'He came out dressed in a sort of military dress uniform, complete with tight shiny pants and a cap decorated with the iron cross.'
  21. 'He looked stunning in his shirt of royal blue and black dress slacks.'

More definitions


1. an outer garment for women and girls, consisting of bodice and skirt in one piece.

2. clothing; apparel; garb: The dress of the 18th century was colorful.

3. formal attire.

4. a particular form of appearance; guise.

5. outer covering, as the plumage of birds.


6. of or for a dress or dresses.

7. of or for a formal occasion.

8. requiring formal dress.

verb (used with object), dressed or drest, dressing. 9. to put clothing upon. 10. to put formal or evening cl

More examples(as adjective)

"singers can be dressed under coats."

"people can be dressed on customers."

"people can be dressed of oranges."

"people can be dressed in wigs."

"people can be dressed in ways."

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