Definition of Tress

1. Noun. A hairdo formed by braiding or twisting the hair.

Exact synonyms: Braid, Plait, Twist
Generic synonyms: Coif, Coiffure, Hair Style, Hairdo, Hairstyle
Specialized synonyms: Queue, Pigtail
Derivative terms: Braid, Plait, Twist

Definition of Tress

1. n. A braid, knot, or curl, of hair; a ringlet.

Definition of Tress

1. Noun. A braid, knot, or curl, of hair; a ringlet. ¹

2. Noun. (by extension) A knot or festoon, as of flowers. ¹

3. Verb. To braid or knot hair. ¹

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Definition of Tress

1. a long lock of hair [n -ES] : TRESSED [adj]

Lexicographical Neighbors of Tress

tress (current term)

Literary usage of Tress

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Twelfth Night: Or, What You Will by William Shakespeare (2001)
"O mis-tress mine, where are you roam -ing? O mis-tress mine, rail. •where are you roam - ing? O stay and hear; your true love's coming That can sing both ..."

2. Reports of Cases Argued and Determined in the Court of King's Bench: With by Richard Vaughan Barnewall, Great Britain Court of King's Bench, Cresswell Cresswell (1825)
"... and S. tress. RULE nisi had been obtained by Comyn for setting By the statute ... a copy was served on the defendant tress on the !n the Proccss 13 Cur. ..."

3. Myths and Folk-tales of the Russians, Western Slavs, and the Magyars by Jeremiah Curtin (1890)
"And this beauty was called Vassi- lissa Golden tress. She went nowhere out of her chamber; the Tsarevna did not breathe the free air. ..."

4. The Æneid of Virgil by Virgil (1910)
"I set thee free "From thy frail body's bound." With her right hand She cut the tress: then through its every limb The sinking form grew ..."

5. Poems by Ellen Clementine Doran Howarth (1868)
"THE tress OF GOLDEN HAIR. T TPON the frozen earth I found, Just at the dawning light, A folded paper, fastened round With ribbon pure and white ..."

6. "Toot Yer Horn" and Other Poems by Ullie R. Akerstrom (1888)
"NLY a tress of soft, dark hair, And yet 'twill be, Whatever fate this world may ... The head this tress adorned Has laid in rest, In true, confiding love, ..."

7. Heart Songs Dear to the American People: And by Them Contributed in the by Joe Mitchell Chapple (1909)
""on deck there,a tress'd; All's well ¡the reef M sails a -gain unfurled, ... low. bright blue waves like a sea - bird flew, Sing tress is the word, ..."

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