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  • IPA(key): /ˈdɹɛst/
  • (file)
  • Rhymes: -ɛst



  1. simple past tense and past participle of dress
    the girls were dressed in green; the shrimp sandwich dressed with lettuce and tomato is their top seller



dressed (not comparable)

  1. Having been subjected to a preparatory process or treatment; treated, prepared. [from 14th c.]
  2. Prepared for eating, especially by the addition of specific condiments or dressing. [from 16th c.]
  3. Wearing clothes; attired (now often with qualifying word). [from 17th c.]
  4. (in combination) Wearing a dress.
    • 1972, The Colorado Lawyer, page 26:
      No longer would our profession’s stoical symbol of equality be the blindfolded, long-dressed lady holding scales. She would be replaced by a mini-skirted beautiful chick whose blindfold has been pushed up to be used as a head band.
    • 1980, Calamus, page 8:
      hatted gentlemen and their long-dressed ladies rode on two-horse wagons
    • 1999, Leslie Thomas, Other Times, →ISBN, page 3:
      She had offered him a lift home from the county ball, a night for long-dressed ladies and uniforms.


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