Definition of Attire

1. Noun. Clothing of a distinctive style or for a particular occasion. "Battle dress"




2. Verb. Put on special clothes to appear particularly appealing and attractive. "The young girls were all fancied up for the party"
Exact synonyms: Deck Out, Deck Up, Dress Up, Fancy Up, Fig Out, Fig Up, Get Up, Gussy Up, Overdress, Prink, Rig Out, Tog Out, Tog Up, Trick Out, Trick Up
Specialized synonyms: Dress, Plume, Preen, Primp, Prank, Tart Up, Enrobe, Bedizen, Dizen
Related verbs: Dress, Dress Up, Costume, Dress Up
Generic synonyms: Dress, Get Dressed
Also: Dress
Antonyms: Dress Down, Underdress
Derivative terms: Getup, Rigout

Definition of Attire

1. v. t. To dress; to array; to adorn; esp., to clothe with elegant or splendid garments.

2. n. Dress; clothes; headdress; anything which dresses or adorns; esp., ornamental clothing.

Definition of Attire

1. Noun. One's dress; what one wears; one's clothes. ¹

2. Noun. (heraldiccharge) The single horn of a deer or stag. ¹

3. Verb. To dress or garb. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Attire

1. to clothe [v -TIRED, -TIRING, -TIRES] - See also: clothe

Medical Definition of Attire

1. 1. Dress; clothes; headdress; anything which dresses or adorns; especially, ornamental clothing. "Earth in her rich attire." (Milton) "I 'll put myself in poor and mean attire." (Shak) "Can a maid forget her ornament, or a bride her attire?" (Jer. Ii. 32) 2. The antlers, or antlers and scalp, of a stag or buck. 3. The internal parts of a flower, included within the calyx and the corolla. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Attire

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atticless
atticlike
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atticotomy
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attiguous
attiguousness
attilas
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attire (current term)
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attitude
attitude-y
attitude indicator
attitude of health personnel
attitude to computers
attitude to death

Literary usage of Attire

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1. The Harvard Classics by Charles William Eliot (1910)
"CHAPTER VII OF OUR APPAREL AND attire [1577, Book III., Chapter 2; 1587, Book II., Chapter 7.] AN Englishman, endeavouring sometime to write of /\ our ..."

2. Chronicle and Romance: Froissart, Malory, Holinshed ; with Introductions by Jean Froissart, Thomas Malory, William Harrison (1910)
"AI Englishman, endeavouring sometime to write of our attire, made sundry platforms for his purpose, supposing by some of them to find out one steadfast ..."

3. Library of the World's Best Literature, Ancient and Modern by Edward Cornelius Towne (1898)
"... MY LOVE in her attire doth shew her wit. It doth so well become her: For every season she hath dressings fit, For winter, spring, and summer. ..."

4. Roughing It by Mark Twain (2001)
"... in place of the Golden City's skirting sand hills and the placid bay, I saw on the one side a frame-work of tall, FASHIONABLE attire. ..."

5. Our Mutual Friend by Charles ( Dickens (1865)
"Christian attire. Pending which operation, and his morning ablutions, and his anointing of himself with the last infallible preparation for the production ..."

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