Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • transitive verb To dress or clothe, especially in fine or elaborate garments.
  • noun Clothing or array; apparel.
  • noun The antlers of a deer.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun Dress; clothes; garb; apparel.
  • noun A dress or costume; an article of apparel.
  • noun plural In heraldry, the horns of a hart, when used as a bearing.
  • noun In botany, the stamens collectively.
  • noun Synonyms Raiment, array, costume, suit, toilet, wardrobe.
  • To dress; clothe; array; adorn.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun Dress; clothes; headdress; anything which dresses or adorns; esp., ornamental clothing.
  • noun The antlers, or antlers and scalp, of a stag or buck.
  • noun (Bot.), obsolete The internal parts of a flower, included within the calyx and the corolla.
  • transitive verb To dress; to array; to adorn; esp., to clothe with elegant or splendid garments.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun One's dress; what one wears; one's clothes.
  • noun heraldry The single horn of a deer or stag.
  • verb To dress or garb.

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

  • noun clothing of a distinctive style or for a particular occasion
  • verb put on special clothes to appear particularly appealing and attractive

Etymologies

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

[Middle English atiren, from Old French atirier : a-, to (from Latin ad-; see ad–) + tire, order, rank; see tier.]

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

From Old French atirier ("to equip"), from a- + tire ("rank"), akin to German Zier ("ornament") and Old Norse tírr ("glory, renown").

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