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cos·tume

 (kŏs′to͞om′, -tyo͞om′)
n.
1. A style of dress, including garments, accessories, and hairstyle, especially as characteristic of a particular country, period, or people.
2. An outfit or a disguise worn on Mardi Gras, Halloween, or similar occasions.
3. A set of clothes appropriate for a particular occasion or season.
tr.v. (kŏ-sto͞om′, -styo͞om′, kŏs′to͞om′, -tyo͞om′) cos·tumed, cos·tum·ing, cos·tumes
1. To put a costume on; dress.
2. To design or furnish costumes for.

[French, from Italian, style, dress, from Latin cōnsuētūdō, custom; see custom.]

costume

(ˈkɒstjuːm)
n
1. (Clothing & Fashion) a complete style of dressing, including all the clothes, accessories, etc, worn at one time, as in a particular country or period; dress: national costume.
2. (Clothing & Fashion) old-fashioned a woman's suit
3. (Clothing & Fashion) a set of clothes, esp unusual or period clothes, worn in a play by an actor or at a fancy dress ball: a jester's costume.
4. (Clothing & Fashion) short for swimming costume
vb (tr)
5. (Clothing & Fashion) to furnish the costumes for (a show, film, etc)
6. (Clothing & Fashion) to dress (someone) in a costume
[C18: from French, from Italian: dress, habit, custom]

cos•tume

(ˈkɒs tum, -tyum; v. also kɒˈstum, -ˈstyum)

n., v. -tumed, -tum•ing,
adj. n.
1. style of dress, including accessories and hairdos, esp. that peculiar to a nation, group, or historical period.
2. clothing of another period, place, etc., or for a particular occasion or season.
3. a set of garments, esp. women's garments, selected for wear at a single time; outfit.
v.t.
4. to furnish with a costume; dress.
adj.
5. of or characterized by the wearing of costumes: a costume party.
[1705–15; < French < Italian: usage, habit, dress; doublet of custom]

costume


Past participle: costumed
Gerund: costuming

Imperative
costume
costume
Present
I costume
you costume
he/she/it costumes
we costume
you costume
they costume
Preterite
I costumed
you costumed
he/she/it costumed
we costumed
you costumed
they costumed
Present Continuous
I am costuming
you are costuming
he/she/it is costuming
we are costuming
you are costuming
they are costuming
Present Perfect
I have costumed
you have costumed
he/she/it has costumed
we have costumed
you have costumed
they have costumed
Past Continuous
I was costuming
you were costuming
he/she/it was costuming
we were costuming
you were costuming
they were costuming
Past Perfect
I had costumed
you had costumed
he/she/it had costumed
we had costumed
you had costumed
they had costumed
Future
I will costume
you will costume
he/she/it will costume
we will costume
you will costume
they will costume
Future Perfect
I will have costumed
you will have costumed
he/she/it will have costumed
we will have costumed
you will have costumed
they will have costumed
Future Continuous
I will be costuming
you will be costuming
he/she/it will be costuming
we will be costuming
you will be costuming
they will be costuming
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been costuming
you have been costuming
he/she/it has been costuming
we have been costuming
you have been costuming
they have been costuming
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been costuming
you will have been costuming
he/she/it will have been costuming
we will have been costuming
you will have been costuming
they will have been costuming
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been costuming
you had been costuming
he/she/it had been costuming
we had been costuming
you had been costuming
they had been costuming
Conditional
I would costume
you would costume
he/she/it would costume
we would costume
you would costume
they would costume
Past Conditional
I would have costumed
you would have costumed
he/she/it would have costumed
we would have costumed
you would have costumed
they would have costumed
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.costume - the attire worn in a play or at a fancy dress ballcostume - the attire worn in a play or at a fancy dress ball; "he won the prize for best costume"
attire, garb, dress - clothing of a distinctive style or for a particular occasion; "formal attire"; "battle dress"
fancy dress, masquerade costume, masquerade - a costume worn as a disguise at a masquerade party
wardrobe - collection of costumes belonging to a theatrical company
2.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"
attire, garb, dress - clothing of a distinctive style or for a particular occasion; "formal attire"; "battle dress"
3.costume - the prevalent fashion of dress (including accessories and hair style as well as garments)
attire, garb, dress - clothing of a distinctive style or for a particular occasion; "formal attire"; "battle dress"
4.costume - the attire characteristic of a country or a time or a social class; "he wore his national costume"
academic costume - a costume worn on formal occasions by the faculty or students of a university or college
attire, garb, dress - clothing of a distinctive style or for a particular occasion; "formal attire"; "battle dress"
rigout - a person's costume (especially if bizarre); "What a queer rigout!"
Verb1.costume - dress in a costume; "We dressed up for Halloween as pumpkins"
attire, deck out, deck up, dress up, fancy up, fig out, fig up, rig out, tog out, tog up, trick out, trick up, gussy up, overdress, prink, get up - 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"
apparel, clothe, enclothe, garb, garment, raiment, tog, habilitate, fit out, dress - provide with clothes or put clothes on; "Parents must feed and dress their child"
2.costume - furnish with costumes; as for a film or play
performing arts - arts or skills that require public performance
furnish, provide, supply, render - give something useful or necessary to; "We provided the room with an electrical heater"

costume

noun outfit, dress, clothing, get-up (informal), uniform, ensemble, robes, livery, apparel, attire, garb, national dress Even from a distance, the effect of his costume was stunning.

costume

noun
1. A set or style of clothing:
dress, garb, guise, habiliment (often used in plural), outfit, turnout.
Informal: getup, rig.
2. Clothes or other personal effects, such as makeup, worn to conceal one's identity:
Translations
kostýmmaškarní kostýmúbor
dragtklædedragtkostumeudklædning
naamiaispukupuku
kostim
jelmezkosztümöltözetruhaviselet
búningurklæînaîur
仮装服身なり
가장 무도회 의상복장
kostiumaikostiumas
kostīmstērps
kostumnoša
maskeradkläder
เครื่องแต่งกายชุดแฟนซี
quần áo hóa trangtrang phục

costume

[ˈkɒstjuːm]
A. N
1. [of country] → traje m; (= fancy dress) → disfraz m; (= lady's suit) → traje m sastre; (= bathing costume) → bañador m, traje m de baño
2. costumes (Theat) → vestuario msing
B. CPD costume ball Nbaile m de disfraces
costume designer N (Cine, TV) → diseñador(a) m/f de vestuario
costume drama Nobra f dramática de época
costume jewellery (Brit) costume jewelry (US) Nbisutería f, joyas fpl de fantasía
costume party N (US) = costume ball costume piece, costume play N = costume drama

costume

[ˈkɒstjuːm] n
[actor] → costume m
(traditional)costume m
(= lady's suit) → tailleur m
(British) (also swimming costume) → maillot m, tenue f de baincostume department n (in theatre or television company)services mpl de l'habillementcostume designer ncréateur/trice m/f de costumescostume drama n
(= film) → film m en costume d'époque (= play) → pièce f en costume d'époque
(= film genre) → films mpl en costume d'époque (= dramatic genre) → pièces fpl en costume d'époquecostume jewellery nbijoux mpl fantaisie

costume

nKostüm nt; (= bathing costume)Badeanzug m

costume

:
costume ball
nKostümfest nt
costume drama
n
(= play)Schauspiel ntin historischen Kostümen; (= film)Kostümfilm m, → Historienfilm m; (= series)Serie fin historischen Kostümen
(= genre, Theat) → Schauspiele plin historischen Kostümen; (Film) → Kostümfilme pl; (TV) → Serien plin historischen Kostümen
costume jewellery
nModeschmuck m
costume piece, costume play
costume ring
nModeschmuckring m

costume

[ˈkɒstjuːm] n (gen) → costume m (Brit) (also swimming costume) → costume da bagno

costume

(ˈkostjuːm) noun
1. an outfit, especially for a particular purpose. swimming-costume.
2. dress, clothes. eighteenth-century costume.

costume

زِيّ, مَلَابِسُ تَنَكُّرِيَّة kostým, maškarní kostým kostume, udklædning Kostüm, Maskenkostüm αποκριάτικη στολή, ενδυμασία disfraz, traje de etiqueta, vestimenta, vestuario naamiaispuku, puku costume, déguisement kostim costume 仮装服, 身なり 가장 무도회 의상, 복장 kostuum drakt, karnevalskostyme kostium, przebranie fantasia костюм, маскарадный костюм maskeradkläder เครื่องแต่งกาย, ชุดแฟนซี balo kostümü, kostüm quần áo hóa trang, trang phục 化装舞会服装, 服装
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Laurie threw back his head, and laughed so heartily at this attack, that the felt hat fell off, and Jo walked on it, which insult only afforded him an opportunity for expatiating on the advantages of a rough-and-ready costume, as he folded up the maltreated hat, and stuffed it into his pocket.
Such disappointments only gave greater zest to the nights when we acted charades, or had a costume ball in the back parlour, with Sally always dressed like a boy.
Clouded cotton stockings, and shoes, on one of the latter of which was a plated spur, completed the costume of the lower extremity of this figure, no curve or angle of which was concealed, but, on the other hand, studiously exhibited, through the vanity or simplicity of its owner.
Indeed, with a feminine eye for costume, she had at once identified the damask dressing-gown, which enveloped him, as the same in figure, material, and fashion, with that so elaborately represented in the picture.
By the Indian's side, and evidently sustaining a companionship with him, stood a white man, clad in a strange disarray of civilized and savage costume.
The poor souls were not versed in ancient history, and did not know that Shakspeare had authenticated this costume, by telling how
This company of pilgrims resembled Chaucer's in this: that it had in it a sample of about all the upper occupations and professions the country could show, and a corresponding variety of costume.
Besides, you know, you'll be in costume, and that makes all the difference in the world; Juliet's in a balcony, enjoying the moonlight before she goes to bed, and she's got on her night- gown and her ruffled nightcap.
Did the occasion justify a new costume, or would her aunts think she ought to keep it for the concert?
Above twenty of those clad in this costume were full-grown girls, or rather young women; it suited them ill, and gave an air of oddity even to the prettiest.
The grace and simplicity of her costume, the steady self-possession with which she looked out over the eager rows of faces before her, raised a low hum of approval and expectation.
And whose appearance,' interposed his sister, directing general attention to me in my indefinable costume, 'is perfectly scandalous and disgraceful.