- I(New American Roget's College Thesaurus)v. clothe, attire, array; scold, reprove, berate, whip; adorn, garnish, decorate; align, equalize; prepare, bandage. See clothing, disapprobation, ornament, remedy. — n. clothing, costume, vesture, garb, raiment, apparel, habit; frock, gown. Ant., undress.II(Roget's IV) n.1. [Clothing]Syn. attire, apparel, formal dress, toilette; see clothes .2. [A woman's outer garment]Syn. frock, basic black dress, gown, jumper, sheath, cocktail dress, evening gown, ball gown, formal*, wedding gown, suit, skirt, tunic, robe, sun dress, tank dress, shirtwaist dress, shift, sack, sweater dress, strapless, wraparound, sari, muumuu, toga, cheongsam, housedress, smock, sarong, housecoat; see also clothes .v.1. [To put on clothes]Syn. don, put on, wear, garb, clothe, change clothes, robe, attire, apparel, costume, drape, array, cover, wrap up, get into, fit into, try on, slip on, slip into, throw on, fix up, spruce up, dress up, overdress, muffle up, bundle up, deck, deck out, doll up*, trick out*, tog up*, underdress, dress down; see also clothe , dress up , wear 1 .2. [To provide with clothes]3. [To make ready for show or use]4. [To give medical treatment]Syn. attend, treat, bandage, cleanse, sterilize, cauterize, give first aid, bind, apply a surgical dressing, apply antiseptics, apply medication, plaster, sew up, remove stitches; see also heal 1 .III(Roget's 3 Superthesaurus)In.1. clothing outfit, garb, attire, apparel, costume, habit, habiliment, ensemble, raiment, vestments, *togs, *duds. ''The soul of a man.''—Shakespeare.2. woman's garment frock, gown, evening dress, skirt, shift, ensemble, formal, wraparound.WORD FIND• African chemise with bell-shaped sleeves: dashiki• African, long, flowing: seloso• African shift: Ethiopian shirtdress• ankle-length dress popular in late 1960s: maxi• bell-shaped dress with tight bodice: dirndl• black ankle-length dress with high neckline, ruffled sleeves: granny dress• bloused-top dress: blouson• bubble-shaped dress of the 1950s: bubble dress• calf-length dress introduced in the 1960s: midi• chemise: shift• child’s sleeveless dress with bib-top apron: pinafore• full, puffed: bouffant• full, triangular: tent dress• glittery, beaded, sequined: diamante• Hawaiian: muumuu• Hindu, wrapped and draped: sari• Indian fringed and beaded: buckskin• Japanese wraparound with sash: yukata, kimono• kiltlike dress with wrap skirt: kiltie• knitted: sweater dress• loose-fitting gown: peignoir• 1920s dress with short skirt and long torso: flapper• poor European dress with puffed sleeves, drawstring neckline: peasant dress• pregnant, for women who are: maternity dress• robelike, full-length, embroidered around neck: caftan• Roman-inspired, one shoulder bare: toga• rump protrusion of the nineteenth century: bustle• sack: chemise• shapeless, long: Mother Hubbard• shirtlike, buttoned top, with full or straight skirt: shirtwaist dress• short evening dress: cocktail dress• short-skirted dress of 1960s, 1980s: minidress• snug and narrow with slashed back: sheath• straight-cut, no waistline: chemise, sack• strapless or halter-style: sundress• wraparound: wrapsee skirtIIv.1. clothe garb, attire, vest, deck out, outfit, slip into, wear, clad, don, costume.2. decorate trim, embellish, adorn, garnish, beautify, festoon, deck.ANT.: 1. strip, undress, disrobeIV(Roget's Thesaurus II) I verb 1. To put clothes on: apparel, attire, clothe, garb, garment, invest. Informal: tog. See PUT ON. 2. To furnish with decorations. Also used with up: adorn, bedeck, deck2 (out), decorate, embellish, garnish, ornament, trim. See BEAUTIFUL. 3. To apply therapeutic materials to (a wound): bandage, bind. See CARE FOR. 4. To prepare (soil) for the planting and raising of crops: cultivate, culture, tend2, till, work. See PREPARED, TOUCH. II noun 1. Articles worn to cover the body: apparel, attire, clothes, clothing, garment (used in plural), habiliment (often used in plural), raiment. Informal: dud (used in plural), tog (used in plural). Slang: thread (used in plural). See PUT ON. 2. A set or style of clothing: costume, garb, guise, habiliment (often used in plural), outfit, turnout. Informal: getup, rig. See PUT ON. 3. A one-piece skirted outer garment for women and children: frock, gown. See PUT ON.
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