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Meaning of ATTIRE

Pronunciation:  u'tIr

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  clothing of a distinctive style or for a particular occasion
  2. [v]  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"

ATTIRE is a 6 letter word that starts with A.


 Synonyms: deck out, deck up, dress, dress up, fancy up, fig out, fig up, garb, get up, gussy up, overdress, prink, rig out, tog out, tog up, trick out, trick up
 Antonyms: dress down, underdress
 See Also: apparel, article of clothing, bedizen, clothes, clothing, costume, disguise, dizen, ecclesiastical attire, ecclesiastical robe, enrobe, evening clothes, evening dress, eveningwear, formalwear, get dressed, getup, habit, morning dress, outfit, plume, prank, preen, primp, rig, Sunday best, tart up, vesture, wear, wearing apparel



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \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[=i], G. zier, ornament,
    zieren to adorn. Cf. {Tire} a headdress.]
    To dress; to array; to adorn; esp., to clothe with elegant or
    splendid garments.
          Finely attired in a robe of white.       --Shak.
          With the linen miter shall he be attired. --Lev. xvi.
  2. \At*tire"\, n.
    1. Dress; clothes; headdress; anything which dresses or
       adorns; esp., ornamental clothing.
             Earth in her rich attire.             --Milton.
             I 'll put myself in poor and mean attire. --Shak.
             Can a maid forget her ornament, or a bride her
             attire?                               --Jer. ii. 32.
    2. The antlers, or antlers and scalp, of a stag or buck.
    3. (Bot.) The internal parts of a flower, included within the
       calyx and the corolla. [Obs.] --Johnson.
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