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dress:

see costumecostume,
distinctive forms of clothing, including official or ceremonial attire such as ecclesiastical vestments, coronation robes, academic gowns, armor, and theatrical dress.
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Dress

To prepare or finish a wood member by planning, or cutting a stone piece by chipping away at the irregularities.

dress

[dres]
(civil engineering)
To smooth the surface of concrete or stone.
(electronics)
The arrangement of connecting wires in a circuit to prevent undesirable coupling and feedback.
(mechanical engineering)
To shape a tool.
To restore a tool to its original shape and sharpness.
(mining engineering)
To sort, grind, clean, and concentrate ore.
References in classic literature ?
At the moment she entered, the curtain of a small gallery which to that time had been closed, was drawn, and the pale face of the cardinal appeared, he being dresses as a Spanish cavalier.
So it dresses in black coats and trousers, and black hats, and black boots, and, dear me, it is such a very respectable gentleman--to think it could ever have gone gadding about as a troubadour or a knight-errant, dressed in all those fancy colors
We abuse them a good deal, we men; but, goodness knows, the old world would be dull enough without their dresses and fair faces.
de Percerin," Aramis continued, "you are making five dresses for the king, are you not?
Yes," said Percerin; "I have seen his pictures, and observed that his dresses were highly elaborated.
But, notwithstanding all this, and try as I would, I could not help an occasional flicker of water from going over those dresses.
When he spread more than pint of water over one of those dresses, he would give a pleasant little laugh, and say:
In spite of all the beauty of Foxville and the gorgeous dresses of its inhabitants, both the girl and the shaggy man felt they were not quite safe there, and would be glad to see the last of it.
As for the company of foxes assembled to dine with the strangers, they were most beautifully costumed, and their rich dresses made Dorothy's simple gown and Button-Bright's sailor suit and the shaggy man's shaggy clothes look commonplace.
Now the dresses," continued Polly, who had rapidly sorted out the piles.
It 's one of my favorite dresses, and I hate to give it up.
Anne was standing in the gable room, looking solemnly at three new dresses spread out on the bed.