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Definition of dress noun from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



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  1. 1[countable] a piece of women's clothing that is made in one piece and covers the body down to the legs, sometimes reaching to below the knees, or to the ankles a long white dress a wedding dress see also cocktail dress, evening dress, sundress
  2. 2[uncountable] clothes for either men or women to wear casual/formal dress He has no dress sense (= no idea of how to dress well). see also evening dress, headdress
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