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See also: attiré
From Middle English atyren, atiren, from Old French atirier (“to equip”), from a- + tire (“rank”), akin to German Zier (“ornament”) and Old Norse tírr (“glory, renown”).
attire (countable and uncountable, plural attires)
- (clothing) One's dress; what one wears; one's clothes.
- He was wearing his formal attire.
- (heraldry) The single horn of a deer or stag.
- 1887, Miller Christy, The Trade Signs of Essex: A Popular Account of the Origin and Meanings of the Public House & Other Signs Now Or Formerly Found in the County of Essex, page 51:
- The latter sign, however, may have some heraldic significance, as Larwood and Hotten mention a London token of 1666 on which a horseshoe is represented within a pair of antlers or deer's attires.
one's dress or clothes
heraldry: single horn
attire (third-person singular simple present attires, present participle attiring, simple past and past participle attired)
- (transitive) To clothe or adorn.
- We will attire him in fine clothing so he can make a good impression.
- He stood there, attired in his best clothes, waiting for applause.
- dight, don, dress; see also Thesaurus:clothe
to dress or garb
- inflection of attirer:
- English terms inherited from Middle English
- English terms derived from Middle English
- English terms derived from Old French
- English 3-syllable words
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- Rhymes:English/aɪə(ɹ)/2 syllables
- English lemmas
- English nouns
- English uncountable nouns
- English countable nouns
- en:Heraldic charges
- English terms with quotations
- English verbs
- English transitive verbs
- English terms with usage examples
- French terms with audio links
- French non-lemma forms
- French verb forms