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at·tire

 (ə-tīr′)
tr.v. at·tired, at·tir·ing, at·tires
To dress or clothe, especially in fine or elaborate garments.
n.
1. Clothing or array; apparel.
2. The antlers of a deer.

[Middle English atiren, from Old French atirier : a-, to (from Latin ad-; see ad-) + tire, order, rank; see tier1.]

attire

(əˈtaɪə)
vb
(tr) to dress, esp in fine elegant clothes; array
n
1. (Clothing & Fashion) clothes or garments, esp if fine or decorative
2. (Zoology) the antlers of a mature male deer
[C13: from Old French atirier to put in order, from tire row; see tier1]

at•tire

(əˈtaɪər)

v. -tired, -tir•ing,
n. v.t.
1. to dress, array, or adorn, esp. for fancy or ceremonial occasions.
n.
2. clothes or apparel, esp. rich or splendid garments.
3. the horns of a deer.
[1250–1300; Middle English < Anglo-French atirer, Old French atirier, v. derivative of a tire into a row or rank (see a-3, tier1)]

attire


Past participle: attired
Gerund: attiring

Imperative
attire
attire
Present
I attire
you attire
he/she/it attires
we attire
you attire
they attire
Preterite
I attired
you attired
he/she/it attired
we attired
you attired
they attired
Present Continuous
I am attiring
you are attiring
he/she/it is attiring
we are attiring
you are attiring
they are attiring
Present Perfect
I have attired
you have attired
he/she/it has attired
we have attired
you have attired
they have attired
Past Continuous
I was attiring
you were attiring
he/she/it was attiring
we were attiring
you were attiring
they were attiring
Past Perfect
I had attired
you had attired
he/she/it had attired
we had attired
you had attired
they had attired
Future
I will attire
you will attire
he/she/it will attire
we will attire
you will attire
they will attire
Future Perfect
I will have attired
you will have attired
he/she/it will have attired
we will have attired
you will have attired
they will have attired
Future Continuous
I will be attiring
you will be attiring
he/she/it will be attiring
we will be attiring
you will be attiring
they will be attiring
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been attiring
you have been attiring
he/she/it has been attiring
we have been attiring
you have been attiring
they have been attiring
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been attiring
you will have been attiring
he/she/it will have been attiring
we will have been attiring
you will have been attiring
they will have been attiring
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been attiring
you had been attiring
he/she/it had been attiring
we had been attiring
you had been attiring
they had been attiring
Conditional
I would attire
you would attire
he/she/it would attire
we would attire
you would attire
they would attire
Past Conditional
I would have attired
you would have attired
he/she/it would have attired
we would have attired
you would have attired
they would have attired
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.attire - clothing of a distinctive style or for a particular occasionattire - clothing of a distinctive style or for a particular occasion; "formal attire"; "battle dress"
ao dai - the traditional dress of Vietnamese women consisting of a tunic with long sleeves and panels front and back; the tunic is worn over trousers
article of clothing, clothing, habiliment, wearable, vesture, wear - a covering designed to be worn on a person's body
costume - the attire worn in a play or at a fancy dress ball; "he won the prize for best costume"
costume - the attire characteristic of a country or a time or a social class; "he wore his national costume"
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"
costume - the prevalent fashion of dress (including accessories and hair style as well as garments)
disguise - any attire that modifies the appearance in order to conceal the wearer's identity
ecclesiastical attire, ecclesiastical robe - attire that is appropriate to wear in a church
finery - elaborate or showy attire and accessories
evening clothes, evening dress, eveningwear, formalwear - attire to wear on formal occasions in the evening
habit - a distinctive attire worn by a member of a religious order
riding habit, habit - attire that is typically worn by a horseback rider (especially a woman's attire)
false hair, hairpiece, postiche - a covering or bunch of human or artificial hair used for disguise or adornment
morning dress - formal attire for men during the daytime
getup, outfit, rig, turnout - a set of clothing (with accessories); "his getup was exceedingly elegant"
activewear, athletic wear, sportswear - attire worn for sport or for casual wear
Verb1.attire - put on special clothes to appear particularly appealing and attractiveattire - 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"
primp, preen, dress, plume - dress or groom with elaborate care; "She likes to dress when going to the opera"
prank - dress up showily; "He pranked himself out in his best clothes"
tart up - dress up in a cheap and provocative way
dress, dress up - dress in a certain manner; "She dresses in the latest Paris fashion"; "he dressed up in a suit and tie"
enrobe - adorn with a robe
dizen, bedizen - dress up garishly and tastelessly
dress, get dressed - put on clothes; "we had to dress quickly"; "dress the patient"; "Can the child dress by herself?"
costume, dress up - dress in a costume; "We dressed up for Halloween as pumpkins"

attire

noun clothes, wear, dress, clothing, gear (informal), habit, uniform, outfit, costume, threads (slang), array (poetic), garments, robes, apparel, garb, accoutrements, raiment (archaic or poetic), vestment, schmutter (slang), habiliments women dressed in their finest attire

attire

verb
1. To put clothes on:
Informal: tog.
2. To dress in formal or special clothing:
Informal: trick out (or up).
Slang: doll up.
noun
1. Articles worn to cover the body:
apparel, clothes, clothing, dress, garment (used in plural), habiliment (often used in plural), raiment.
Informal: dud (used in plural), tog (used in plural).
Slang: thread (used in plural).
2. Showy and elaborate clothing or apparel:
Translations
مَلابَس فاخِرَهيَلبِس
oblécioděv
antrækklædepåklædning
klæîaklæînaîur
aprengti
apģērbtietērpttērps
elbisegiydirip kuşatmakgiydirmekgiysikılık kıyafet

attire

[əˈtaɪəʳ] (frm)
A. Ntraje m, vestido m (hum) → atavío m
B. VTvestir (in de) (hum) → ataviar (in de)

attire

[əˈtaɪər] nhabit m, atours mpl

attire

vtkleiden (→ in in +acc)
n no plKleidung f; ceremonial attireFesttracht f, → volles Ornat

attire

[əˈtaɪəʳ] (frm)
2. vt to attire (in)abbigliare (con)

attire

(əˈtaiə) noun
clothing. in formal attire.
verb
to dress. attired in silk.
References in classic literature ?
Although her dress, her coiffure, and all the preparations for the ball had cost Kitty great trouble and consideration, at this moment she walked into the ballroom in her elaborate tulle dress over a pink slip as easily and simply as though all the rosettes and lace, all the minute details of her attire, had not cost her or her family a moment's attention, as though she had been born in that tulle and lace, with her hair done up high on her head, and a rose and two leaves on the top of it.
Now she understood that Anna could not have been in lilac, and that her charm was just that she always stood out against her attire, that her dress could never be noticeable on her.
There exists a monition of the Bishop of Durham against irregular churchmen of this class, who associated themselves with Border robbers, and desecrated the holiest offices of the priestly function, by celebrating them for the benefit of thieves, robbers, and murderers, amongst ruins and in caverns of the earth, without regard to canonical form, and with torn and dirty attire, and maimed rites, altogether improper for the occasion.
Turning over the volume, Laurence came to the portrait of a stern, grim- looking man, in plain attire, of much more modern fashion than that of the old Puritans.
He loved gorgeous attire, a splendid mansion, magnificent furniture, stately festivals, and all that was glittering and pompous in external things.
It would be beyond my power now to describe to you the great beauty, the high-bred air, the brilliant attire of my beloved Zoraida as she presented herself before my eyes.
Last night, before this terrible misfortune in which we are plunged befell us, I saw thee in thy everyday and indoor garments; and now, without having had time to attire thyself, and without my bringing thee any joyful tidings to furnish an occasion for adorning and bedecking thyself, I see thee arrayed in the finest attire it would be in my power to give thee when fortune was most kind to us.
All these thoughts were rolling and seething in George's breast, as he was pensively leaning his head on his hand, watching his wife, as she was adapting to her slender and pretty form the articles of man's attire, in which it was deemed safest she should make her escape.
The child stood gravely regarding his mother in her new and strange attire, observing a profound silence, and occasionally drawing deep sighs, and peeping at her from under his dark curls.
But she, while happy also, was ill at ease; and Robin with a man's slow discernment at last saw that it was because of her boy's attire.
His aspect was probably as un-Sabbatarian a one as a dogmatic parson's son often presented; his attire being his dairy clothes, long wading boots, a cabbage-leaf inside his hat to keep his head cool, with a thistle-spud to finish him off.
And in spite of her extremely plain attire he felt that he would be pleased to sit at table with her.