Crossword clues for undress
Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
The Collaborative International Dictionary
Undress \Un"dress\, n.
A loose, negligent dress; ordinary dress, as distinguished from full dress.
(Mil. & Naval) An authorized habitual dress of officers and soldiers, but not full-dress uniform.
Undress parade (Mil.), a substitute for dress parade, allowed in bad weather, the companies forming without arms, and the ceremony being shortened.
Undress \Un*dress"\, v. t. [1st pref. un- + dress.]
To divest of clothes; to strip.
To divest of ornaments to disrobe.
(Med.) To take the dressing, or covering, from; as, to undress a wound.
Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary
"state of partial or incomplete dress," 1680s, from undress (v.). Meaning "ordinary dress" is from 1748.
n. 1 The state of having few or no clothes on. 2 A loose, negligent dress; ordinary dress, as distinguished from full dress. vb. 1 (context reflexive English) To remove one's clothing. (from 16th c.) 2 (context intransitive English) To remove one’s clothing. (from 17th c.) 3 (context transitive English) To remove the clothing of (someone). (from 17th c.) 4 (context transitive figuratively English) To strip of something. (from 17th c.) 5 To take the dressing, or covering, from.
n. partial or complete nakedness; "a state of undress"
v. get undressed; "please don't undress in front of everybody!"; "She strips in front of strangers every night for a living" [syn: discase, uncase, unclothe, strip, strip down, disrobe, peel] [ant: dress, dress]
remove (someone's or one's own) clothes; "The nurse quickly undressed the accident victim"; "She divested herself of her outdoor clothes"; "He disinvested himself of his garments" [syn: strip, divest, disinvest]
Undress is the 2014 studio album by Californian singer-songwriter Jesca Hoop, that features duets and acoustic re-workings of previously released material. Guest include Guy Garvey, Sam Beam, Willy Mason and Erika Wennerstrom. It was released in February 2014 under Last Laugh Records and financed through crowd funding. Digital editions contained the bonus track 'City Bird'.
Usage examples of "undress".
The covers blared three allotropes of mindless generic blonde, in shock and undress.
So Sara sat down on the blue plush grass, and undressed the Billiken while they waited for Schlorge.
Two wizards blathered apologies to Candlemas while two maids undressed him.
The alien at rest, walking, moving, undressed showing his maleness, standing on the Cliffs of Flight looking out over the inland sea.
Go, while I undress, to the prophet Gagabu and beg him to send the pastophorus Teta, who usually accompanies me.
In those hours sacred to the relaxation of undress and the back hair, in the upper penetralia of the household, where two or three or six are gathered together on and about the cushioned frame intended for repose, do they converse, or indulge in that sort of chat from which not one idea is carried away?
As Lucia started to undress, Rubio hastily walked a few yards away and turned his back.
I smiled by way of reply, and stayed at the table, not looking to see whether she undressed or went to bed in her clothes.
Even the lesbian ones, tremendous favourites around 1880, young girls already undressed and being swooningly embraced and caressed by mature ladies themselves in a pleasing negligee of loosened staylace, are seldom vulgar and rarely dirty.
In their immoderate joy they got out of bed, and without caring for their state of undress, threw their arms round my neck, covered me with kisses, clasped me to their breasts, and finally sat down on my knees.
He unbent himself, his whole mind was in undress, and behind the veneer of good-fellowship I seemed to see a very cold arrogant soul.
XVIII ORDEAL Reviewing the day, as she undressed and prepared for bed, Sofia told herself she had never yet lived through one so wearing, and thought the history of its irksome hours all too legible in the lack-lustre face that looked back from the mirror when Chou Nu uncoifed her hair and brushed its burnished tresses.
Three overstuffed chairs and a mangy green couch were piled high with discarded clothing, and on the floor lay shoes, stockings and underthings, as if she were in the habit of undressing as she walked and flinging her clothes as she went.
I likewise thought it prudent to go to bed without undressing during the whole journey--an excellent measure of prudence for a young man travelling in that part of the country.
I looked at my dear mistress, and after undressing myself I went to bed, intending not to sleep through the night.