Definition of Full dress

1. Noun. Formalwear consisting of full evening dress for men.

Definition of Full dress

1. Noun. Clothing for a formal occasion. ¹

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Full Dress

full blood
full board
full boat
full boats
full bore
full breakfast
full breakfasts
full breech presentation
full circle
full complement
full count
full court press
full cousin
full denture
full disclosure
full dress (current term)
full dress uniform
full dress uniforms
full employment
full gainer
full general
full house
full infinitive
full infinitives
full liquid diet
full marks
full metal jacket
full metal jackets
full monty

Literary usage of Full dress

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1. The Mill on the Floss by George Eliot (1860)
"CHARITY IN FULL-DRESS. THE culmination of Maggie's career as an admired member of society in St. Ogg's was certainly the day of the bazaar, when her simple ..."

2. The Encyclopaedia Britannica: “a” Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, Literature edited by Hugh Chisholm (1911)
"The Scottish judges have two sets of robes, one for Justiciary (ie the criminal court), which is also their full dress, and one for civil causes (Court of ..."

3. Scientific American Reference Book by Albert Allis Hopkins, Alexander Russell Bond (1904)
"First Sergeant of Infantry, in full-dress uniform. 14. ... Private of Cavalry, full-dress uniform. 19. Sergeant of Artillery in full-dress uniform. 20. ..."

4. An American Glossary by Richard Hopwood Thornton (1912)
"1848 Away for the Capitol—at what in Indiana we call a long lope—not in full dress, by any means. Were a stranger to meet one of us on the way, ..."

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