tress


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tress

 (trĕs)
n.
1. A long lock or ringlet of hair.
2. Archaic A plait or braid of hair.

[Middle English tresse, from Old French, perhaps from Vulgar Latin *trichia, tricia, rope, braid, from Greek trikhiā, rope, from thrix, trikh-, hair.]

tress

(trɛs)
n
1. (Hairdressing & Grooming) (often plural) a lock of hair, esp a long lock of woman's hair
2. (Hairdressing & Grooming) a plait or braid of hair
vb
(Hairdressing & Grooming) (tr) to arrange in tresses
[C13: from Old French trece, of uncertain origin]
ˈtressy adj

tress

(trɛs)

n.
1. Usu., tresses. long locks or curls of hair, esp. those of a woman.
2. Archaic. a plait or braid of hair, esp. that of a woman.
[1250–1300; Middle English tresse < Middle French, of uncertain orig.]

Tress(es)

 a plait; a braid or lock of hair.
Examples: tress of flowers; of hair, 1386; of rushes; of straw; leafy tresses of the wave, 1810; luxuriant tresses of the maidenhead fern, 1875; radiant tresses of the sun, 1641.

tress


Past participle: tressed
Gerund: tressing

Imperative
tress
tress
Present
I tress
you tress
he/she/it tresses
we tress
you tress
they tress
Preterite
I tressed
you tressed
he/she/it tressed
we tressed
you tressed
they tressed
Present Continuous
I am tressing
you are tressing
he/she/it is tressing
we are tressing
you are tressing
they are tressing
Present Perfect
I have tressed
you have tressed
he/she/it has tressed
we have tressed
you have tressed
they have tressed
Past Continuous
I was tressing
you were tressing
he/she/it was tressing
we were tressing
you were tressing
they were tressing
Past Perfect
I had tressed
you had tressed
he/she/it had tressed
we had tressed
you had tressed
they had tressed
Future
I will tress
you will tress
he/she/it will tress
we will tress
you will tress
they will tress
Future Perfect
I will have tressed
you will have tressed
he/she/it will have tressed
we will have tressed
you will have tressed
they will have tressed
Future Continuous
I will be tressing
you will be tressing
he/she/it will be tressing
we will be tressing
you will be tressing
they will be tressing
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been tressing
you have been tressing
he/she/it has been tressing
we have been tressing
you have been tressing
they have been tressing
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been tressing
you will have been tressing
he/she/it will have been tressing
we will have been tressing
you will have been tressing
they will have been tressing
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been tressing
you had been tressing
he/she/it had been tressing
we had been tressing
you had been tressing
they had been tressing
Conditional
I would tress
you would tress
he/she/it would tress
we would tress
you would tress
they would tress
Past Conditional
I would have tressed
you would have tressed
he/she/it would have tressed
we would have tressed
you would have tressed
they would have tressed
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.tress - a hairdo formed by braiding or twisting the hairtress - a hairdo formed by braiding or twisting the hair
coif, coiffure, hair style, hairdo, hairstyle - the arrangement of the hair (especially a woman's hair)
queue - a braid of hair at the back of the head
pigtail - a plait of braided hair
Translations

tress

[tres] N
1. (= lock of hair) → trenza f
2. tresses (= head of hair) → cabellera f, pelo m

tress

[ˈtrɛs] nboucle f (de cheveux)

tress

n (liter)Locke f (liter)

tress

[trɛs] n (liter) → ciocca di capelli
References in classic literature ?
He had wanted the girl to become his mis- tress but changed his mind.
that golden tress was charmed; each hair had in it a spell of terror and remorse for thee, and was used by a mightier power to bind thy cruel hands from inflicting uttermost evil on the helpless!
Very soon after my return to Baltimore, my mis- tress, Lucretia, died, leaving her husband and one child, Amanda; and in a very short time after her death, Master Andrew died.
He could number the fields in every direction, and could tell how many tress there were in the most distant clump.
I lay the pen down, and a hundred of her sayings ring in my ears, with my own contradictious comments, that I was doomed so soon to repent; a hundred visions of her start to my eyes; and there is the trade-wind singing in the rigging, and loosening a tress of my darling's hair, till it flies like a tiny golden streamer in the tropic sun.
Carefully he detached the little thing, and, winding the filmy tress about it, placed it within the breast of his tunic.
There are no spies, anyhow, hiding in the tress of Berkeley Street," he added, glancing about them.
said Levin, watching a slender tress at the back of her round little head that was continually hidden when she passed the comb through the front.
She wore it plaited tightly into one single tress hanging girl ishly down her back and its end reached down to her waist.
My dear, you most unquestionably ARE a lovely woman,' said the cherub, taking up a tress in his hand.
TRESS TIP: Alternate direction of the small barrel to create more texture.
It turned out to be an intricately decorated golden hair tress that dates back to around 2,300 BC.