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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 ?
As Estella dealt the cards, I glanced at the dressing-table again, and saw that the shoe upon it, once white, now yellow, had never been worn.
I lighted the gas, all the three jets in the middle of the room, the jet by the bedside and two others flanking the dressing-table.
On returning, he found that Horner had disappeared, that the bureau had been forced open, and that the small morocco casket in which, as it afterwards transpired, the Countess was accustomed to keep her jewel, was lying empty upon the dressing-table.
His wife tells us that the knife had lain upon the dressing-table, and that he had picked it up as he left the room.
Her being so employed was, I must say, a great relief to me, for Richard told us that he had washed his hands in a pie-dish and that they had found the kettle on his dressing-table, and he made Ada laugh so that they made me laugh in the most ridiculous manner.
The mirror was cracked across; the dressing-table had lost a leg; and both lay flat, with my brushes and shaving-table, and the foolish toilet crockery which no one uses (but I should have to replace) strewn upon the carpet.