American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- v. To dress or clothe, especially in fine or elaborate garments.
- n. Clothing or array; apparel.
- n. The antlers of a deer.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- To dress; clothe; array; adorn.
- n. Dress; clothes; garb; apparel.
- n. A dress or costume; an article of apparel.
- n. plural In heraldry, the horns of a hart, when used as a bearing.
- n. In botany, the stamens collectively.
- n. Synonyms Raiment, array, costume, suit, toilet, wardrobe.
- n. One's dress; what one wears; one's clothes.
- n. heraldry The single horn of a deer or stag.
- v. To dress or garb.
GNU Webster's 1913
- v. To dress; to array; to adorn; esp., to clothe with elegant or splendid garments.
- n. Dress; clothes; headdress; anything which dresses or adorns; esp., ornamental clothing.
- n. The antlers, or antlers and scalp, of a stag or buck.
- n. (Bot.), obsolete The internal parts of a flower, included within the calyx and the corolla.
- n. clothing of a distinctive style or for a particular occasion
- v. put on special clothes to appear particularly appealing and attractive
- From Old French atirier ("to equip"), from a- + tire ("rank"), akin to German Zier ("ornament") and Old Norse tírr ("glory, renown"). (Wiktionary)
- Middle English atiren, from Old French atirier : a-, to (from Latin ad-; see ad-) + tire, order, rank; see tier1. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
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