attire


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at·tire

 (ə-tīr′)
tr.v. at·tired, at·tir·ing, at·tires
To dress or clothe, especially in fine or elaborate garments.
n.
1. Clothing or array; apparel.
2. The antlers of a deer.

[Middle English atiren, from Old French atirier : a-, to (from Latin ad-; see ad-) + tire, order, rank; see tier1.]

attire

(əˈtaɪə)
vb
(tr) to dress, esp in fine elegant clothes; array
n
1. (Clothing & Fashion) clothes or garments, esp if fine or decorative
2. (Zoology) the antlers of a mature male deer
[C13: from Old French atirier to put in order, from tire row; see tier1]

at•tire

(əˈtaɪər)

v. -tired, -tir•ing,
n. v.t.
1. to dress, array, or adorn, esp. for fancy or ceremonial occasions.
n.
2. clothes or apparel, esp. rich or splendid garments.
3. the horns of a deer.
[1250–1300; Middle English < Anglo-French atirer, Old French atirier, v. derivative of a tire into a row or rank (see a-3, tier1)]

attire


Past participle: attired
Gerund: attiring

Imperative
attire
attire
Present
I attire
you attire
he/she/it attires
we attire
you attire
they attire
Preterite
I attired
you attired
he/she/it attired
we attired
you attired
they attired
Present Continuous
I am attiring
you are attiring
he/she/it is attiring
we are attiring
you are attiring
they are attiring
Present Perfect
I have attired
you have attired
he/she/it has attired
we have attired
you have attired
they have attired
Past Continuous
I was attiring
you were attiring
he/she/it was attiring
we were attiring
you were attiring
they were attiring
Past Perfect
I had attired
you had attired
he/she/it had attired
we had attired
you had attired
they had attired
Future
I will attire
you will attire
he/she/it will attire
we will attire
you will attire
they will attire
Future Perfect
I will have attired
you will have attired
he/she/it will have attired
we will have attired
you will have attired
they will have attired
Future Continuous
I will be attiring
you will be attiring
he/she/it will be attiring
we will be attiring
you will be attiring
they will be attiring
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been attiring
you have been attiring
he/she/it has been attiring
we have been attiring
you have been attiring
they have been attiring
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been attiring
you will have been attiring
he/she/it will have been attiring
we will have been attiring
you will have been attiring
they will have been attiring
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been attiring
you had been attiring
he/she/it had been attiring
we had been attiring
you had been attiring
they had been attiring
Conditional
I would attire
you would attire
he/she/it would attire
we would attire
you would attire
they would attire
Past Conditional
I would have attired
you would have attired
he/she/it would have attired
we would have attired
you would have attired
they would have attired
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.attire - clothing of a distinctive style or for a particular occasionattire - clothing of a distinctive style or for a particular occasion; "formal attire"; "battle dress"
ao dai - the traditional dress of Vietnamese women consisting of a tunic with long sleeves and panels front and back; the tunic is worn over trousers
article of clothing, clothing, habiliment, wearable, vesture, wear - a covering designed to be worn on a person's body
costume - the attire worn in a play or at a fancy dress ball; "he won the prize for best costume"
costume - the attire characteristic of a country or a time or a social class; "he wore his national costume"
costume - unusual or period attire not characteristic of or appropriate to the time and place; "in spite of the heat he insisted on his woolen costume"
costume - the prevalent fashion of dress (including accessories and hair style as well as garments)
disguise - any attire that modifies the appearance in order to conceal the wearer's identity
ecclesiastical attire, ecclesiastical robe - attire that is appropriate to wear in a church
finery - elaborate or showy attire and accessories
evening clothes, evening dress, eveningwear, formalwear - attire to wear on formal occasions in the evening
habit - a distinctive attire worn by a member of a religious order
riding habit, habit - attire that is typically worn by a horseback rider (especially a woman's attire)
false hair, hairpiece, postiche - a covering or bunch of human or artificial hair used for disguise or adornment
morning dress - formal attire for men during the daytime
getup, outfit, rig, turnout - a set of clothing (with accessories); "his getup was exceedingly elegant"
activewear, athletic wear, sportswear - attire worn for sport or for casual wear
Verb1.attire - put on special clothes to appear particularly appealing and attractiveattire - put on special clothes to appear particularly appealing and attractive; "She never dresses up, even when she goes to the opera"; "The young girls were all fancied up for the party"
primp, preen, dress, plume - dress or groom with elaborate care; "She likes to dress when going to the opera"
prank - dress up showily; "He pranked himself out in his best clothes"
tart up - dress up in a cheap and provocative way
dress, dress up - dress in a certain manner; "She dresses in the latest Paris fashion"; "he dressed up in a suit and tie"
enrobe - adorn with a robe
dizen, bedizen - dress up garishly and tastelessly
dress, get dressed - put on clothes; "we had to dress quickly"; "dress the patient"; "Can the child dress by herself?"
costume, dress up - dress in a costume; "We dressed up for Halloween as pumpkins"

attire

noun clothes, wear, dress, clothing, gear (informal), habit, uniform, outfit, costume, threads (slang), array (poetic), garments, robes, apparel, garb, accoutrements, raiment (archaic or poetic), vestment, schmutter (slang), habiliments women dressed in their finest attire

attire

verb
1. To put clothes on:
Informal: tog.
2. To dress in formal or special clothing:
Informal: trick out (or up).
Slang: doll up.
noun
1. Articles worn to cover the body:
apparel, clothes, clothing, dress, garment (used in plural), habiliment (often used in plural), raiment.
Informal: dud (used in plural), tog (used in plural).
Slang: thread (used in plural).
2. Showy and elaborate clothing or apparel:
Translations
مَلابَس فاخِرَهيَلبِس
oblécioděv
antrækklædepåklædning
klæîaklæînaîur
aprengti
apģērbtietērpttērps
elbisegiydirip kuşatmakgiydirmekgiysikılık kıyafet

attire

[əˈtaɪəʳ] (frm)
A. Ntraje m, vestido m (hum) → atavío m
B. VTvestir (in de) (hum) → ataviar (in de)

attire

[əˈtaɪər] nhabit m, atours mpl

attire

vtkleiden (→ in in +acc)
n no plKleidung f; ceremonial attireFesttracht f, → volles Ornat

attire

[əˈtaɪəʳ] (frm)
2. vt to attire (in)abbigliare (con)

attire

(əˈtaiə) noun
clothing. in formal attire.
verb
to dress. attired in silk.
References in classic literature ?
But there were vacant seats here and there, and into one of them she was ushered, between brilliantly dressed women who had gone there to kill time and eat candy and display their gaudy attire.
The ill-assorted and injudicious attire of the individual only served to render his awkwardness more conspicuous.
One was an aged, dignified, stern-looking gentleman, clad as for a solemn festival in grave and costly attire, but with a great bloodstain on his richly wrought band; the second, an aged man, meanly dressed, with a dark and malign countenance, and a broken halter about his neck; the third, a person not so advanced in life as the former two, but beyond the middle age, wearing a coarse woollen tunic and leather breeches, and with a carpenter's rule sticking out of his side pocket.
Her attire, which indeed, she had wrought for the occasion in prison, and had modelled much after her own fancy, seemed to express the attitude of her spirit, the desperate recklessness of her mood, by its wild and picturesque peculiarity.
All these thoughts were rolling and seething in George's breast, as he was pensively leaning his head on his hand, watching his wife, as she was adapting to her slender and pretty form the articles of man's attire, in which it was deemed safest she should make her escape.
I don't mean that it was really cheap to a very poor person, but I do mean that it was the cheapest material there was for male attire -- manufactured material, you understand.
These weird apparitions had been handsome youths, clad in fashionable attire, fifteen minutes before, but now they did not resemble any beings one ever sees unless in nightmares.
He unlocked his trunk and got his suit of girl's clothes out from under the male attire in it, and laid it by.
As a last resort, it was carefully smoothed with a warm iron, and Rebecca was urged to attire herself, that they might see if the spots showed as much when it was on.
She insisted on my fulfilling her directions, before she would let me touch her; and not till after the coachman had been instructed to get ready, and a maid set to pack up some necessary attire, did I obtain her consent for binding the wound and helping to change her garments.
An old, old man and woman, with their children and their children's children, and another generation beyond that, all decked out gaily in their holiday attire.
His arms and legs were like great pincushions of those shapes, and his attire disguised him absurdly; but I knew his half-closed eye at one glance.