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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.
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'There are signs that guys are dressing down for work, even in the City, with short-sleeved own brand cotton and linen shirts up 64% on last year.'
That gave other celebrities the green light to wear high street clothes to flashy events and in recent weeks Victoria Beckham, Cameron Diaz and Jodie Kidd have all been spotted dressing down.
In a web poll by Croner, a UK supplier of business information, 67pc of human resources professionals believe that employees are dressing down too much.
DRESSING DOWN: Lorraine looks the worse for wear, above, then slugs from a bottle, below; TOUGH LOVE: Comic Carr gives Kelly a slap and puts her head in a sink but she ends up flat out
To that, Aby replied mysteriously: "Of course I take it all on the chin but it's not nice to have a dressing down in front of 10 million people."
In a web survey by business information specialists Croner, 67% of HR professionals believe that employees are dressing down too much.
While the remaining third still supports the idea of employees ditching suit and tie for T-shirt the survey shows that dressing down is rapidly falling out of favour through over use.
It appears that dressing down for work has had its day - a trend revealed in the seventh annual lifestyle survey carried out by Charles Fellowes Resourcing.
Godmother Bea Reygan, of Plymouth, said: "He's been given an diabolical dressing down.
Analyst David Bird said: "There has clearly been a fashion role reversal, with many men dressing down for work and dressing up for a night out on the town.