full dress


Origin:
1755–65

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full-dress

[fool-dres]
adjective
1.
formal and complete in all details: a full-dress uniform.
2.
done or presented completely or thoroughly.

Origin:
1755–65

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full dress
 
n
a.  a formal or ceremonial style of dress, such as white tie and tails for a man and a full-length evening dress for a woman
 b.  (as modifier): full-dress uniform

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Example sentences
They were either hallmarks of full dress, or nonexistent.
The astronauts are scheduled to perform a full dress rehearsal for their upcoming launch.
Full dress rehearsals are conducted under a cloak of secrecy.
One notice will be given of the first full dress parade.
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