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 ?
Pyncheon's full-dress sword of that gentleman's aristocratic pretensions.
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.
The meeting decided that a full-dress rehearsal would be conducted on August 13.
Yet this fall, London's Royal Academy gives their maker a rare full-dress retrospective, contextualizing these works.
One World Trade Center, approaching 1,776 feet and soon to be Manhattan's tallest building, went full-dress for him, lighting red from top to bottom.
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.
Dripping with technology like fly-by-wire throttle and DSC the K1600 will come in two guises; the sports-touring GT and the full-dress, Honda Goldwing rivalling GTL.
Dr Obaid said while a full-dress rehearsal was carried out during the recently concluded V8 Supercars Championships in preparation for the F1 event, another would be carried out next Thursday.
Panto princess and former Emmerdale star Roxanne Pallet took up her title role as Cinderella in what was the final, full-dress rehearsal before the show opens today.
I REMEMBER standing on a platform in New Street Station in late 1956 attired in full-dress uniform, having just returned from the Suez Canal crisis.
full-dress military parade involving more than 700 Seabees accompanied by the Marine Corps Air Ground Combat Center Band.