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
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in the ordinary course) most profitable crime, was built on the plain fact that a gentleman's evening dress is the same as a waiter's.
To them she appeared, as she walked towards them in her light evening dress, extremely young, and the sight of her refreshed them, were it only because her youth and ignorance made their knowledge of the world of some value.
Turning in my seat I saw a man in evening dress who had just entered the room.
Fentolin, in a pink evening dress, with a pink ornament in her hair, held out both her hands.
As he strolled home, smoking his cigarette, two young men in evening dress passed him.
There was not much time for Betts Shoreham to philosophize, and speculate on female caprices and motives, John Monson making his appearance in as high evening dress as well comported with what is called "republican simplicity.
He was given honorary degrees by learned universities, and he made speeches and talked of Hindu social reform to English ladies in evening dress, till all London cried, "This is the most fascinating man we have ever met at dinner since cloths were first laid.
The members and guests of the Club wandered hither and thither, sat, stood, met, and separated, some in uniform and some in evening dress, and a few here and there with powdered hair and in Russian kaftans.
The last time I saw you you were in London in evening dress.
In the quietest form of evening dress, there was something noticeable in the man's very insignificance.
He smiled pleasantly upon her, looking very dapper in evening dress and a silk hat that, though a size too small for him, shone like a mirror.
It was not a grand dinner--a little friendly gathering: no evening dress.