costume

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A reenactor wearing a traditional Highland costume.

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From French costume, from Italian costuma, from Medieval Latin costuma, ultimately, from Latin consuetudo (custom); see custom, which is a doublet of costume.

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costume (plural costumes)

  1. A style of dress, including garments, accessories and hairstyle, especially as characteristic of a particular country, period or people.
    The dancer was wearing Highland costume.
  2. An outfit or a disguise worn as fancy dress etc.
    We wore gorilla costumes to the party.
  3. A set of clothes appropriate for a particular occasion or season.
    The bride wore a grey going-away costume.

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costume (third-person singular simple present costumes, present participle costuming, simple past and past participle costumed)

  1. To dress or adorn with a costume or appropriate garb.
    • 1847, Charlotte Brontë, Jane Eyre, Chapter XVIII
      Seated on the carpet, by the side of this basin, was seen Mr. Rochester, costumed in shawls, with a turban on his head. His dark eyes and swarthy skin and Paynim features suited the costume exactly. He looked the very model of an Eastern emir, an agent or a victim of the bowstring.

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French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Italian costume.

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costume m (plural costumes)

  1. A style of dress characteristic of a particular country, period or people
  2. An outfit or a disguise worn as fancy dress
  3. A set of clothes appropriate for a particular occasion or task
  4. A suit worn by a man

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costume

  1. first-person singular present indicative of costumer
  2. third-person singular present indicative of costumer
  3. first-person singular present subjunctive of costumer
  4. first-person singular present subjunctive of costumer
  5. second-person singular imperative of costumer

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Italian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin cōnsuētūdō, consuetudine, through a Vulgar Latin form *costumen, from a contracted form *cosuetumen.

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costume m (plural costumi)

  1. A custom, habit
  2. A costume
  3. A swimsuit

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costume m (oblique plural costumes, nominative singular costumes, nominative plural costume)

  1. custom
    • circa 1200, author unknown, Aucassin et Nicolette
      il n'est mie costume que nos entrocions li uns l'autre.
      it is not our habit to kill each other.

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Portuguese[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Portuguese costume, custume, from Vulgar Latin *cosuetumen, from Latin cōnsuētūdinem, singular accusative of cōnsuētūdō.

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costume m (plural costumes)

  1. custom
  2. usual
  3. costume

Romanian[edit]

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costume n pl

  1. plural form of costum