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ADJECTIVE (4)

1. dressed or clothed especially in fine attire; often used in combination;
- Example: "the elegantly attired gentleman"
- Example: "neatly dressed workers"
- Example: "monks garbed in hooded robes"
- Example: "went about oddly garmented"
- Example: "professors robed in crimson"
- Example: "tuxedo-attired gentlemen"
- Example: "crimson-robed Harvard professors"
[syn: appareled, attired, dressed, garbed, garmented, habilimented, robed]

2. treated with medications and protective covering;

3. (of lumber or stone) to trim and smooth;
[syn: dressed, polished]

4. dressed in fancy or formal clothing;
[syn: dressed(p), dressed-up, dressed to the nines(p), dressed to kill(p), dolled up, spruced up, spiffed up, togged up]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Dress \Dress\ (dr[e^]s), v. t. [imp. & p. p. Dressed (dr[e^]st) or Drest; p. pr. & vb. n. Dressing.] [OF. drecier to make straight, raise, set up, prepare, arrange, F. dresser, (assumed) LL. directiare, fr. L. dirigere, directum, to direct; dis- + regere to rule. See Right, and cf. Address, Adroit, Direct, Dirge.] 1. To direct; to put right or straight; to regulate; to order. [Obs.] [1913 Webster] At all times thou shalt bless God and pray Him to dress thy ways. --Chaucer. [1913 Webster] Note: Dress is used reflexively in Old English, in sense of "to direct one's step; to address one's self." [1913 Webster] To Grisild again will I me dresse. --Chaucer. [1913 Webster] 2. (Mil.) To arrange in exact continuity of line, as soldiers; commonly to adjust to a straight line and at proper distance; to align; as, to dress the ranks. [1913 Webster] 3. (Med.) To treat methodically with remedies, bandages, or curative appliances, as a sore, an ulcer, a wound, or a wounded or diseased part. [1913 Webster] 4. To adjust; to put in good order; to arrange; specifically: (a) To prepare for use; to fit for any use; to render suitable for an intended purpose; to get ready; as, to dress a slain animal; to dress meat; to dress leather or cloth; to dress or trim a lamp; to dress a garden; to dress a horse, by currying and rubbing; to dress grain, by cleansing it; in mining and metallurgy, to dress ores, by sorting and separating them. [1913 Webster] And the Lord God took the man, and put him into the garden of Eden to dress it. --Gen. ii. 15. [1913 Webster] When he dresseth the lamps he shall burn incense. --Ex. xxx. 7. [1913 Webster] Three hundred horses . . . smoothly dressed. --Dryden. [1913 Webster] Dressing their hair with the white sea flower. --Tennyson . [1913 Webster] If he felt obliged to expostulate, he might have dressed his censures in a kinder form. --Carlyle. (b) To cut to proper dimensions, or give proper shape to, as to a tool by hammering; also, to smooth or finish. (c) To put in proper condition by appareling, as the body; to put clothes upon; to apparel; to invest with garments or rich decorations; to clothe; to deck. [1913 Webster] Dressed myself in such humility. -- Shak. [1913 Webster] Prove that ever Idress myself handsome till thy return. --Shak. (d) To break and train for use, as a horse or other animal. [1913 Webster] To dress up or To dress out, to dress elaborately, artificially, or pompously. "You see very often a king of England or France dressed up like a Julius C[ae]sar." --Addison. To dress a ship (Naut.), to ornament her by hoisting the national colors at the peak and mastheads, and setting the jack forward; when dressed full, the signal flags and pennants are added. --Ham. Nav. Encyc. Syn: To attire; apparel; clothe; accouter; array; robe; rig; trim; deck; adorn; embellish. [1913 Webster]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

dressed \dressed\ adj. 1. same as attired. Syn: appareled, attired, clad, garbed, garmented, habilimented, robed. [WordNet 1.5 +PJC] 2. covered with medication or a bandage; -- of wounds. Syn: bandaged. [WordNet 1.5 +PJC] 3. trim and smooth; -- of lumber or stone. Syn: polished. [WordNet 1.5 +PJC]
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):

dressed adj 1: dressed or clothed especially in fine attire; often used in combination; "the elegantly attired gentleman"; "neatly dressed workers"; "monks garbed in hooded robes"; "went about oddly garmented"; "professors robed in crimson"; "tuxedo-attired gentlemen"; "crimson-robed Harvard professors" [syn: appareled, attired, dressed, garbed, garmented, habilimented, robed] 2: treated with medications and protective covering 3: (of lumber or stone) to trim and smooth [syn: dressed, polished] 4: dressed in fancy or formal clothing [syn: dressed(p), dressed-up, dressed to the nines(p), dressed to kill(p), dolled up, spruced up, spiffed up, togged up]