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NOUN (1)

1. clothing of a distinctive style or for a particular occasion;
- Example: "formal attire"
- Example: "battle dress"
[syn: attire, garb, dress]


VERB (1)

1. put on special clothes to appear particularly appealing and attractive;
- Example: "She never dresses up, even when she goes to the opera"
- Example: "The young girls were all fancied up for the party"
[syn: overdress, dress up, fig out, fig up, deck up, gussy up, fancy up, trick up, deck out, trick out, prink, attire, get up, rig out, tog up, tog out]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Attire \At*tire"\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Attired; p. pr. & vb. n. Attiring.] [OE. atiren to array, dispose, arrange, OF. atirier; [`a] (L. ad) + F. tire rank, order, row; of Ger. origin: cf. As. tier row, OHG. ziar[imac], G. zier, ornament, zieren to adorn. Cf. Tire a headdress.] To dress; to array; to adorn; esp., to clothe with elegant or splendid garments. [1913 Webster] Finely attired in a robe of white. --Shak. [1913 Webster] With the linen miter shall he be attired. --Lev. xvi. 4. [1913 Webster]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Attire \At*tire"\, n. 1. Dress; clothes; headdress; anything which dresses or adorns; esp., ornamental clothing. [1913 Webster] Earth in her rich attire. --Milton. [1913 Webster] I 'll put myself in poor and mean attire. --Shak. [1913 Webster] Can a maid forget her ornament, or a bride her attire? --Jer. ii. 32. [1913 Webster] 2. The antlers, or antlers and scalp, of a stag or buck. [1913 Webster] 3. (Bot.) The internal parts of a flower, included within the calyx and the corolla. [Obs.] --Johnson. [1913 Webster]
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):

attire n 1: clothing of a distinctive style or for a particular occasion; "formal attire"; "battle dress" [syn: attire, garb, dress] v 1: put on special clothes to appear particularly appealing and attractive; "She never dresses up, even when she goes to the opera"; "The young girls were all fancied up for the party" [syn: overdress, dress up, fig out, fig up, deck up, gussy up, fancy up, trick up, deck out, trick out, prink, attire, get up, rig out, tog up, tog out] [ant: dress down, underdress]
Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:

72 Moby Thesaurus words for "attire": accouter, apparel, appoint, arm, array, bedeck, bedizenment, bedrape, bundle up, clad, clothe, clothes, clothing, costume, deck, dight, drape, drapery, dress, dressing, dud, duds, enclothe, endue, enrobe, enshroud, envelop, enwrap, equip, fashion, fatigues, feathers, fig, garb, garment, garments, gear, guise, habiliment, habiliments, habilitate, habit, invest, investiture, investment, lap, linen, muffle up, outfit, rag out, rags, raiment, robe, robes, sheathe, shroud, sportswear, style, swaddle, swathe, things, threads, tire, togs, toilette, trim, vestment, vesture, wear, wearing apparel, wrap, wrap up