from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- intransitive v. To dress oneself more formally or elaborately than appropriate or desirable.
- transitive v. To dress (oneself) more formally or elaborately than appropriate or desirable.
- n. A skirted garment, such as a pinafore, worn over other outer clothing.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- v. To wear too many clothes for a particular occasion.
- v. To wear clothing which is too elaborate or formal for a particular occasion.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- transitive v. To dress or adorn to excess; to dress too much; to dress too formally for an informal occasion.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- To dress to excess; dress with too much display and ornament.
- n. Any garment worn over another in such a way as to combine with it in forming a dress; any part of costume which is obviously intended to be worn over another.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- v. put on special clothes to appear particularly appealing and attractive
- v. dress too warmly
over- + dress (Wiktionary)