from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. Attire appropriate for formal or ceremonial events.

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  • n. Clothing for a formal occasion.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. the dress prescribed by authority or by etiquette to be worn on occasions of ceremony.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. formalwear consisting of full evening dress for men


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