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Address Ad*dress", v. t. To address the ball (Golf), to take aim at the ball, adjusting the grip on the club, the attitude of the body, etc., to a convenient position. Adenoid Ad"e*noid, n. (Med.) A swelling produced by overgrowth of the adenoid tissue in the roof of the pharynx; -- usually in pl.
Addressee Ad`dress*ee", n. One to whom anything is addressed.
Ambassadress Am*bas"sa*dress, n. A female ambassador; also, the wife of an ambassador. --Prescott.
Commandress Com*mand"ress, n. A woman invested with authority to command. --Hooker.
Contendress Con*tend"ress, n. A female contestant. [R.]
Defendress De*fend"ress, n. A female defender. [R.] Defendress of the faith. --Stow.
Demandress De*mand"ress, n. A woman who demands.
Diving dress
Diving Div"ing, a. That dives or is used or diving. Diving beetle (Zo["o]l.), any beetle of the family Dytiscid[ae], which habitually lives under water; -- called also water tiger. Diving bell, a hollow inverted vessel, sometimes bell-shaped, in which men may descend and work under water, respiration being sustained by the compressed air at the top, by fresh air pumped in through a tube from above. Diving dress. See Submarine armor, under Submarine. Diving stone, a kind of jasper.
Dress circle
Dress circle Dress circle A gallery or circle in a theater, generally the first above the floor, in which originally dress clothes were customarily worn.
Dress coat
Dress coat Dress" coat` A coat with skirts behind only, as distinct from the frock coat, of which the skirts surround the body. It is worn on occasions of ceremony. The dress coat of officers of the United States army is a full-skirted frock coat.
Dress goods
Dress goods Dress" goods" A term applied to fabrics for the gowns of women and girls; -- most commonly to fabrics of mixed materials, but also applicable to silks, printed linens, and calicoes.
Dress goods
Good Good, n. 1. That which possesses desirable qualities, promotes success, welfare, or happiness, is serviceable, fit, excellent, kind, benevolent, etc.; -- opposed to evil. There be many that say, Who will show us any good ? --Ps. iv. 6. 2. Advancement of interest or happiness; welfare; prosperity; advantage; benefit; -- opposed to harm, etc. The good of the whole community can be promoted only by advancing the good of each of the members composing it. --Jay. 3. pl. Wares; commodities; chattels; -- formerly used in the singular in a collective sense. In law, a comprehensive name for almost all personal property as distinguished from land or real property. --Wharton. He hath made us spend much good. --Chaucer. Thy lands and goods Are, by the laws of Venice, confiscate Unto the state of Venice. --Shak. Dress goods, Dry goods, etc. See in the Vocabulary. Goods engine, a freight locomotive. [Eng.] Goods train, a freight train. [Eng.] Goods wagon, a freight car [Eng.] See the Note under Car, n., 2.
Dress parade
Parade Pa*rade", n. [F., fr. Sp. parada a halt or stopping, an assembling for exercise, a place where troops are assembled to exercise, fr. parar to stop, to prepare. See Pare, v. t.] 1. The ground where a military display is held, or where troops are drilled. 2. (Mil.) An assembly and orderly arrangement or display of troops, in full equipments, for inspection or evolutions before some superior officer; a review of troops. Parades are general, regimental, or private (troop, battery, or company), according to the force assembled. 3. Pompous show; formal display or exhibition. Be rich, but of your wealth make no parade. --Swift. 4. That which is displayed; a show; a spectacle; an imposing procession; the movement of any body marshaled in military order; as, a parade of firemen. In state returned the grand parade. --Swift. 5. Posture of defense; guard. [A Gallicism.] When they are not in parade, and upon their guard. --Locke. 6. A public walk; a promenade. Dress parade, Undress parade. See under Dress, and Undress. Parade rest, a position of rest for soldiers, in which, however, they are required to be silent and motionless. --Wilhelm. Syn: Ostentation; display; show. Usage: Parade, Ostentation. Parade is a pompous exhibition of things for the purpose of display; ostentation now generally indicates a parade of virtues or other qualities for which one expects to be honored. ``It was not in the mere parade of royalty that the Mexican potentates exhibited their power.' --Robertson. ``We are dazzled with the splendor of titles, the ostentation of learning, and the noise of victories.' --Spectator.
Dresser Dress"er, n. [F. dressoir. See Dress, v. t.] A piece of chamber furniture consisting of a chest of drawers, or bureau, with a mirror. [U. S.]
Dresser Dress"er, n. 1. One who dresses; one who put in order or makes ready for use; one who on clothes or ornaments. 2. (Mining) A kind of pick for shaping large coal. 3. An assistant in a hospital, whose office it is to dress wounds, sores, etc. 4. [F. dressoir. See Dress, v. t.] (a) A table or bench on which meat and other things are dressed, or prepared for use. (b) A cupboard or set of shelves to receive dishes and cooking utensils. The pewter plates on the dresser Caught and reflected the flame, as shields of armies the sunshine. -- Longfellow.
Dressiness Dress"i*ness, n. The state of being dressy.
Dressing forceps
Forceps For"ceps, n. [L. forceps, -cipis, from the root of formus Hot + capere to take; akin to E. heave. Cf. Furnace.] 1. A pair of pinchers, or tongs; an instrument for grasping, holding firmly, or exerting traction upon, bodies which it would be inconvenient or impracticable to seize with the fingers, especially one for delicate operations, as those of watchmakers, surgeons, accoucheurs, dentists, etc. 2. (Zo["o]l.) The caudal forceps-shaped appendage of earwigs and some other insects. See Earwig. Dressing forceps. See under Dressing.
Dressmaker Dress"mak`er, n. A maker of gowns, or similar garments; a mantuamaker.
Dressmaking Dress"mak`ing, n. The art, process, or occupation, of making dresses.
Dressy Dress"y, a. Showy in dress; attentive to dress. A dressy flaunting maidservant. --T. Hook. A neat, dressy gentleman in black. --W. Irving.
Embassadress Em*bas"sa*dress, n. [Cf. F. ambassadrice.] Same as Ambassadress.
Fatigue dress
Fatigue Fa*tigue", n. [F., fr. fatiguer to fatigue, L. fatigare; cf. L. affatim sufficiently.] 1. Weariness from bodily labor or mental exertion; lassitude or exhaustion of strength. 2. The cause of weariness; labor; toil; as, the fatigues of war. --Dryden. 3. The weakening of a metal when subjected to repeated vibrations or strains. Fatigue call (Mil.), a summons, by bugle or drum, to perform fatigue duties. Fatigue dress, the working dress of soldiers. Fatigue duty (Mil.), labor exacted from soldiers aside from the use of arms. --Farrow. Fatigue party, a party of soldiers on fatigue duty.
Flax dresser
Flax Flax, n. [AS. fleax; akin to D. vlas, OHG. flahs, G. flachs, and prob. to flechten to braid, plait,m twist, L. plectere to weave, plicare to fold, Gr. ? to weave, plait. See Ply.] 1. (Bot.) A plant of the genus Linum, esp. the L. usitatissimum, which has a single, slender stalk, about a foot and a half high, with blue flowers. The fiber of the bark is used for making thread and cloth, called linen, cambric, lawn, lace, etc. Linseed oil is expressed from the seed. 2. The skin or fibrous part of the flax plant, when broken and cleaned by hatcheling or combing. Earth flax (Min.), amianthus. Flax brake, a machine for removing the woody portion of flax from the fibrous. Flax comb, a hatchel, hackle, or heckle. Flax cotton, the fiber of flax, reduced by steeping in bicarbinate of soda and acidulated liquids, and prepared for bleaching and spinning like cotton. --Knight. Flax dresser, one who breaks and swingles flax, or prepares it for the spinner. Flax mill, a mill or factory where flax is spun or linen manufactured. Flax puller, a machine for pulling flax plants in the field. Flax wench. (a) A woman who spins flax. [Obs.] (b) A prostitute. [Obs.] --Shak. Mountain flax (Min.), amianthus. New Zealand flax (Bot.) See Flax-plant.
Flour dresser
Flour Flour, n. [F. fleur de farine the flower (i.e., the best) of meal, cf. Sp. flor de la harina superfine flour, Icel. fl["u]r flower, flour. See Flower.] The finely ground meal of wheat, or of any other grain; especially, the finer part of meal separated by bolting; hence, the fine and soft powder of any substance; as, flour of emery; flour of mustard. Flour bolt, in milling, a gauze-covered, revolving, cylindrical frame or reel, for sifting the flour from the refuse contained in the meal yielded by the stones. Flour box a tin box for scattering flour; a dredging box. Flour dredge or dredger, a flour box. Flour dresser, a mashine for sorting and distributing flour according to grades of fineness. Flour mill, a mill for grinding and sifting flour.
Foundress Found"ress, n. A female founder; a woman who founds or establishes, or who endows with a fund.
Full dress
Full Full, a. [Compar. Fuller; superl. Fullest.] [OE. & AS. ful; akin to OS. ful, D. vol, OHG. fol, G. voll, Icel. fullr, Sw. full, Dan. fuld, Goth. fulls, L. plenus, Gr. ?, Skr. p?rna full, pr? to fill, also to Gr. ? much, E. poly-, pref., G. viel, AS. fela. [root]80. Cf. Complete, Fill, Plenary, Plenty.] 1. Filled up, having within its limits all that it can contain; supplied; not empty or vacant; -- said primarily of hollow vessels, and hence of anything else; as, a cup full of water; a house full of people. Had the throne been full, their meeting would not have been regular. --Blackstone. 2. Abundantly furnished or provided; sufficient in. quantity, quality, or degree; copious; plenteous; ample; adequate; as, a full meal; a full supply; a full voice; a full compensation; a house full of furniture. 3. Not wanting in any essential quality; complete, entire; perfect; adequate; as, a full narrative; a person of full age; a full stop; a full face; the full moon. It came to pass, at the end of two full years, that Pharaoh dreamed. --Gen. xii. 1. The man commands Like a full soldier. --Shak. I can not Request a fuller satisfaction Than you have freely granted. --Ford. 4. Sated; surfeited. I am full of the burnt offerings of rams. --Is. i. 11. 5. Having the mind filled with ideas; stocked with knowledge; stored with information. Reading maketh a full man. --Bacon. 6. Having the attention, thoughts, etc., absorbed in any matter, and the feelings more or less excited by it, as, to be full of some project. Every one is full of the miracles done by cold baths on decayed and weak constitutions. --Locke. 7. Filled with emotions. The heart is so full that a drop overfills it. --Lowell. 8. Impregnated; made pregnant. [Obs.] Ilia, the fair, . . . full of Mars. --Dryden. At full, when full or complete. --Shak. Full age (Law) the age at which one attains full personal rights; majority; -- in England and the United States the age of 21 years. --Abbott. Full and by (Naut.), sailing closehauled, having all the sails full, and lying as near the wind as poesible. Full band (Mus.), a band in which all the instruments are employed. Full binding, the binding of a book when made wholly of leather, as distinguished from half binding. Full bottom, a kind of wig full and large at the bottom. Full brother or sister, a brother or sister having the same parents as another. Full cry (Hunting), eager chase; -- said of hounds that have caught the scent, and give tongue together. Full dress, the dress prescribed by authority or by etiquette to be worn on occasions of ceremony. Full hand (Poker), three of a kind and a pair. Full moon. (a) The moon with its whole disk illuminated, as when opposite to the sun. (b) The time when the moon is full. Full organ (Mus.), the organ when all or most stops are out. Full score (Mus.), a score in which all the parts for voices and instruments are given. Full sea, high water. Full swing, free course; unrestrained liberty; ``Leaving corrupt nature to . . . the full swing and freedom of its own extravagant actings.' South (Colloq.) In full, at length; uncontracted; unabridged; written out in words, and not indicated by figures. In full blast. See under Blast.
Gauze dresser
Gauze Gauze, n. [F. gaze; so called because it was first introduced from Gaza, a city of Palestine.] A very thin, slight, transparent stuff, generally of silk; also, any fabric resembling silk gauze; as, wire gauze; cotton gauze. Gauze dresser, one employed in stiffening gauze.
Hairdresser Hair"dress`er, n. One who dresses or cuts hair; a barber.
Headdress Head"dress`, n. 1. A covering or ornament for the head; a headtire. Among birds the males very often appear in a most beautiful headdress, whether it be a crest, a comb, a tuft of feathers, or a natural little plume. --Addison. 2. A manner of dressing the hair or of adorning it, whether with or without a veil, ribbons, combs, etc.
Intrudress In*trud"ress, n. A female intruder.

Meaning of Dress from wikipedia

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