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 Dictionary entry overview: What does attire mean? 

ATTIRE (noun)
  The noun ATTIRE has 1 sense:

1. clothing of a distinctive style or for a particular occasion

  Familiarity information: ATTIRE used as a noun is very rare.

ATTIRE (verb)
  The verb ATTIRE has 1 sense:

1. put on special clothes to appear particularly appealing and attractive

  Familiarity information: ATTIRE used as a verb is very rare.

 Dictionary entry details 

ATTIRE (noun)

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Clothing of a distinctive style or for a particular occasion

Classified under:

Nouns denoting man-made objects


attire; garb; dress

Context examples:

formal attire / battle dress

Hypernyms ("attire" is a kind of...):

article of clothing; clothing; habiliment; vesture; wear; wearable (a covering designed to be worn on a person's body)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "attire"):

ao dai (the traditional dress of Vietnamese women consisting of a tunic with long sleeves and panels front and back; the tunic is worn over trousers)

activewear; athletic wear; sportswear (attire worn for sport or for casual wear)

getup; outfit; rig; turnout (a set of clothing (with accessories))

morning dress (formal attire for men during the daytime)

false hair; hairpiece; postiche (a covering or bunch of human or artificial hair used for disguise or adornment)

habit (a distinctive attire (as the costume of a religious order))

evening clothes; evening dress; eveningwear; formalwear (attire to wear on formal occasions in the evening)

finery (elaborate or showy attire and accessories)

ecclesiastical attire; ecclesiastical robe (attire that is appropriate to wear in a church)

costume (the attire worn in a play or at a fancy dress ball)

costume (the attire characteristic of a country or a time or a social class)

costume (unusual or period attire not characteristic of or appropriate to the time and place)

costume (the prevalent fashion of dress (including accessories and hair style as well as garments))

disguise (any attire that modifies the appearance in order to conceal the wearer's identity)

ATTIRE (verb)

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Put on special clothes to appear particularly appealing and attractive

Classified under:

Verbs of grooming, dressing and bodily care


trick out; tog up; tog out; rig out; gussy up; fig up; fig out; attire; deck out; deck up; dress up; fancy up; trick up; prink; overdress; get up

Context examples:

She never dresses up, even when she goes to the opera / The young girls were all fancied up for the party

Hypernyms (to "attire" is one way to...):

dress; get dressed (put on clothes)

Troponyms (each of the following is one way to "attire"):

dress; plume; preen; primp (dress or groom with elaborate care)

prank (dress up showily)

tart up (dress up in a cheap and provocative way)

enrobe (adorn with a robe)

bedizen; dizen (dress up garishly and tastelessly)

Sentence frame:

Somebody ----s somebody

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