evening dress

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evening dress

n.
1. Clothing worn for evening social events. Also called evening clothes.
2. An evening gown.

evening dress

n
(Clothing & Fashion) attire for wearing at a formal occasion during the evening, esp (for men) a dinner jacket and black tie, or (less commonly, for women) a floor-length gown

eve′ning dress`


n.
formal or semiformal attire for evening wear. Also called eve′ning clothes`.
[1790–1800]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.evening dress - attire to wear on formal occasions in the eveningevening dress - attire to wear on formal occasions in the evening
attire, garb, dress - clothing of a distinctive style or for a particular occasion; "formal attire"; "battle dress"
balldress - a suit or dress for formal occasions
dinner dress, dinner gown, evening gown, formal - a gown for evening wear
black tie, dinner jacket, tux, tuxedo - semiformal evening dress for men
dress suit, full dress, tail coat, tailcoat, tails, white tie and tails, white tie - formalwear consisting of full evening dress for men
Translations
لِبَاسُ السَّهْرَةلِباس المَساء الرَّسْميلِباس المَساء الرَّسْمي للمَرأه
večerní šaty
selskabstøjaftenkjoleselskabskjole
iltapuku
večernja haljina
estélyi öltözet/ruha
kvöldkjóllkvöldklæînaîur
イブニングドレス
야회복
večerná toaletavečerné šaty
högtidsdräkt
ชุดกลางคืน
váy dạ hội

evening dress

n (woman's) → abito da sera
in evening dress (man) → in abito scuro (woman) → in abito lungo

evening

(iːvniŋ) noun
1. the part of the day between the afternoon and the night. He leaves the house in the morning and returns in the evening; summer evenings; tomorrow evening; on Tuesday evening; early evening; (also adjective) the evening performance.
2. the last part (of one's life etc). in the evening of her life.
evening dress
1. clothes worn for formal occasions in the evening.
2. a formal dress worn by a woman in the evening.

evening dress

لِبَاسُ السَّهْرَة večerní šaty selskabstøj Abendkleid βραδινό ένδυμα traje de etiqueta, traje de noche iltapuku robe de soirée večernja haljina abito da sera イブニングドレス 야회복 avondjurk aftenkjole strój wieczorowy vestido de noite вечернее платье högtidsdräkt ชุดกลางคืน gece elbisesi váy dạ hội 夜礼服
References in classic literature ?
His hands was long and thin, and every day of his life he put on a clean shirt and a full suit from head to foot made out of linen so white it hurt your eyes to look at it; and on Sundays he wore a blue tail-coat with brass buttons on it.
In part it was a modest CANCAN, in part a step dance, in part a skirt-dance (so far as my tail-coat permitted), and in part original.
If he ever lay in a cradle, it seems as if he must have lain there in a tail-coat.
The son -- his name was Robert -- was a boy of sixteen at Rugby; and you saw him in flannels and a cricket cap, and again in a tail-coat and a stand-up collar.
He put on his tail-coat and the tall hat which he had worn at school; but it was very shabby, and he made up his mind to stop at the Stores on his way to the office and buy a new one.
His tail-coat fitted him perfectly, and there was a valuable pin artfully stuck in the middle of an enormous tie.
Ruskin; and the comparison was in Katharine's mind, and led her to be more critical of the young man than was fair, for a young man paying a call in a tail-coat is in a different element altogether from a head seized at its climax of expressiveness, gazing immutably from behind a sheet of glass, which was all that remained to her of Mr.
That venerable financier, however, still seemed struggling with portions of his well-lined attire, and at length produced from a very interior tail-coat pocket, a black oval case which he radiantly explained to be his Christmas present for his god-daughter.
The truth is, those diamonds we all saw this afternoon seem to have vanished from my friend's tail-coat pocket.
Old Dobbin, his father, who now respected him for the first time, gave him two guineas publicly; most of which he spent in a general tuck-out for the school: and he came back in a tail-coat after the holidays.
The 23-year-old country superstar sported a white top hat, tail-coat and hot pants as she belted out We Are Never Every Getting Back Together.
The 23-year-old country superstar sported a white top hat, tail-coat and hot pants s as she belted out We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together.