full-dress


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full-dress

(fo͝ol′drĕs′)
adj.
1. Of, appropriate for, or requiring full dress; formal: a full-dress uniform; a full-dress ceremony.
2. Complete in every respect: a full-dress debate.
3. Characterized by exhaustive thoroughness: a full-dress investigation of the scandal.

full-dress

adj
complete; exhaustive; thorough: They had a full-dress discussion on what should be done..

full′ dress′


n.
1. the formal attire customarily worn in the evening.
2. a ceremonial style of dress.
[1755–65]

full′-dress′



adj.
1. formal and complete in all details: a full-dress uniform.
2. done or presented completely or thoroughly.
[1805–15]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.full-dress - suitable for formal occasions; "formal wear"; "a full-dress uniform"; "dress shoes"
formal - being in accord with established forms and conventions and requirements (as e.g. of formal dress); "pay one's formal respects"; "formal dress"; "a formal ball"; "the requirement was only formal and often ignored"; "a formal education"
2.full-dress - (of an occasion) requiring formal clothes; "a dress dinner"; "a full-dress ceremony"
formal - being in accord with established forms and conventions and requirements (as e.g. of formal dress); "pay one's formal respects"; "formal dress"; "a formal ball"; "the requirement was only formal and often ignored"; "a formal education"
3.full-dress - complete in every respect; "a full-dress debate"; "a full-dress investigation"
complete - having every necessary or normal part or component or step; "a complete meal"; "a complete wardrobe"; "a complete set of the Britannica"; "a complete set of china"; "a complete defeat"; "a complete accounting"

full-dress

adjective
1. Requiring elegant clothes and fine manners:
2. Covering all aspects with painstaking accuracy:
Translations

full-dress

[ˌfʊlˈdres] ADJ [function] → de etiqueta, de gala
References in classic literature ?
The gentlemen Warblers wore full-dress swallow-tailed suits of white satin, with pearls for buttons, while the lady Warblers were gowned in white satin dresses with long trails.
In the highest spirits Nicholas arrived at night at a hotel in Voronezh, ordered things he had long been deprived of in camp, and next day, very clean-shaven and in a full-dress uniform he had not worn for a long time, went to present himself to the authorities.
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Yet this fall, London's Royal Academy gives their maker a rare full-dress retrospective, contextualizing these works.
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ccording to the reports, the neckpiece will be a full-dress set, implying that it would run from the neck to the waist.
The London event was attended by Prince William and his new bride, while that in Scotland was attended by our so-called Prince of Wales in the full-dress uniform of a Scottish regiment, including kilt.
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