Definition of dressed adjective from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



    BrE BrE//drest//
    ; NAmE NAmE//drest//
    [not before noun]
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  1. 1  wearing clothes and not naked or wearing clothes for sleeping Hurry up and get dressed. fully dressed I can't go to the door—I'm not dressed yet.
  2. 2  wearing clothes of a particular type smartly dressed dressed in… The bride was dressed in white. He was casually dressed in jeans and a T-shirt.
  3. 3cleaned and prepared for cooking or eating Place a spoonful of the dressed crab on each plate.
  4. Idioms (informal) wearing the kind of clothes that will make people notice and admire you
    dressed (up) to the nines
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    (informal) wearing very elegant or formal clothes
    (British English, informal, disapproving) used to describe a woman who is trying to look younger than she really is, especially by wearing clothes that are designed for young people
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: dressed