from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun The act of dressing or decking.
  • noun Attire; dress; array.
  • noun Specifically A head-dress. Huloet.
  • noun The attires of a stag.

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  • verb Present participle of attire.


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  • It looked like some kind of attiring room, for a theatre, or perhaps sport, for horseback riding, or a gymnasium.

    The Glass Books of the Dream Eaters

  • Deciduous trees, "attiring" and "disattiring," are the main characters in this short poem.

  • He has decorated each one nearly identically, attiring them almost exclusively in Ralph Lauren furnishings, including leather chairs, tweed curtains, sofas and beds.

    One Home, Three Locations

  • Also a Spanish company, Mango focuses on completely attiring the young urban woman from work to play to evening - with their own exclusive, purse-friendly designs.

    Faith Hope Consolo: The Faithful Shopper: September Values

  • "Bes 'git yo' clo'es on, dearie;" says she, and I saw that while I'd been glued to the window and the horrors outside, she'd been attiring herself in a vast gown of dazzling green silk with yellow bows, an enormous hat with a yellow plume, and matching ribbons in her hennaed hair - you can't imagine what she looked like, luckily for you.


  • I don't remember the agonising day I must have spent waiting, and attiring myself in a filthy sepoy uniform, so that I could pass in my old role of 3rd Cavalry mutineer.


  • Arthur had risen from his bed, and was in the act of attiring himself, when the tread of a horse arrested his attention.

    Anne of Geierstein

  • It was sometime before it was possible to gather, that having all paraded into various garrets, in search of adventures, Lionel, after attiring himself in the maid's gown, cap, and apron, had suddenly deposited upon Miss Dennel's head the Ensign's cocked hat, replacing it with the coachman's best wig upon the toupee of Macdersey; whose resentment was so violent at this liberty, that it was still some minutes before he could give it articulation.


  • Insurrection: sometimes dressing as a girl, and carrying them in her stays; sometimes attiring herself as a boy, and secreting them in the lining of her hat.

    American Notes for General Circulation

  • It so fortuned, as he was walking late one night, he found a country fellow dead drunk, snorting on a bulk; [3309] he caused his followers to bring him to his palace, and there stripping him of his old clothes, and attiring him after the court fashion, when he waked, he and they were all ready to attend upon his excellency, persuading him he was some great duke.

    Anatomy of Melancholy


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