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Plays

 19 result(s).
PlayKey LineModern TextOriginal Text
Antony and CleopatraAC II.iv.4Till I shall see you in your soldier's dress,Till I shall see you in your Souldiers dresse,
Antony and CleopatraAC V.ii.273woman is a dish for the gods, if the devil dress her not.woman is a dish for the Gods, if the diuell dresse her not.
CymbelineCym III.vii.62Boys, we'll go dress our hunt. Fair youth, come in;Boyes wee'l go dresse our Hunt. Faire youth come in;
Henry IV Part 22H4 II.iii.22Wherein the noble youth did dress themselves.Wherein the Noble-Youth did dresse themselues.
Henry IV Part 22H4 II.iv.273sayst so. Prove that ever I dress myself handsome tillsay'st so: proue that euer I dresse my selfe handsome, till
Henry IV Part 22H4 IV.i.39Had not been here to dress the ugly formHad not beene here, to dresse the ougly forme
Henry VH5 IV.i.10That we should dress us fairly for our end.That we should dresse vs fairely for our end.
Henry VI Part 22H6 IV.ii.4I tell thee, Jack Cade the clothier means to dressI tell thee, Iacke Cade the Cloathier, meanes to dresse
MacbethMac I.iii.107The Thane of Cawdor lives. Why do you dress meThe Thane of Cawdor liues: / Why doe you dresse me
Much Ado About NothingMA II.i.29What should I do with him? Dress him in myWhat should I doe with him? dresse him in my
Much Ado About NothingMA III.iv.89Help to dress me, good coz, good Meg, goodHelpe to dresse mee good coze, good Meg, good
Richard IIR2 III.iv.73Thou, old Adam's likeness, set to dress this garden,Thou old Adams likenesse, set to dresse this Garden:
The Merry Wives of WindsorMW I.iv.94his house; and I wash, wring, brew, bake, scour, dresshis house; and I wash, ring, brew, bake, scowre, dresse
The Merry Wives of WindsorMW IV.ii.77Quick, quick! We'll come dress youQuicke, quicke, wee'le come dresse you
The Merry Wives of WindsorMW IV.ii.92go dress him like the witch of Brainford.go dresse him like the witch of Brainford.
The Merry Wives of WindsorMW IV.iv.47And three or four more of their growth, we'll dressAnd three or foure more of their growth, wee'l dresse
The Taming of the ShrewTS III.i.81And help to dress your sister's chamber up.And helpe to dresse your sisters chamber vp,
The Taming of the ShrewTS IV.iii.40To dress thy meat myself, and bring it thee.To dresse thy meate my selfe, and bring it thee.
Troilus and CressidaTC I.iii.382We'll dress him up in voices; if he fail,Wee'l dresse him vp in voyces: if he faile,

Poems

 1 result(s).
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SonnetsSonn.68.12 Robbing no old to dress his beauty new; Robbing no ould to dresse his beauty new,

Glossary

 122 result(s).
abiliment(usually plural) clothes, dress, attire, outfit
additionpolite form of address, style of address
addressprepare, make ready, poise to act
addressdirect, apply, turn
addressdress, array, attire
addressmake a formal address
aglet(plural) tiny shining ornaments worn on a dress, spangles
ameer[jocular address] emir [hereditary Arab ruler]
apparelclothes, clothing, dress
apparelclothe, dress up, trick out
arrayattire, clothes, clothing, dress
arrayclothe, dress, attire
assailattack, assault, address
assaymake advances to, accost, address proposals to
attirehead-dress
beddedsmoothed, dressed; or: fixed in a setting
bespeakaddress, speak to
boardaccost, address, approach, tackle
bosompocket on the front of a woman's dress
bravelyin fine clothes, splendidly dressed
braveryfinery, fine clothes, rich dress
bride-habiteddressed as a bride
brisksprucely, smartly, finely dressed
bully[especially as a warm form of address] fine fellow, good friend
candidatuscandidate for political office, dressed in a white toga
cap[men] soft brimless head-dress; [women] loose-fitting decorative head-dress
caparisondress, outfit, clothing
caparisoneddressed, decked out, arrayed
clothclothing, dress, outfit
cutornamental gap in a dress to show the colour underneath
deckingadorning, dressing, attiring
devestundress, unclothe, disrobe
discaseundress, disrobe, strip
divestundress, unclothe, disrobe
dowdyunattractive woman, shabbily dressed girl
dress[of horses] train, break in; groom
dressprepare, make ready
dressequip, provide, supply [with]
dress[of wounds] treat, minister to, care for
dress[of land] cultivate, tend, look after
dresserserving-table, kitchen table
dressingofficial robes, finery
dressingreworking, refashioning
encounteraccosting, address, approach
enrobedress in a robe, put a gown on
envoyexplanation, exposition, address
fantasticshowy dresser, fop, dandy
finefinely clothed, smartly dressed
flayedstripped, skinned, undressed
frockdress, gown, costume
furnishdress, clothe, equip, fit out
furnishingdecoration, surface factor, window-dressing
furnitureoutfit, dress, costume
gearattire, dress, clothes
gentle[polite intimate address] dear one
gentlemansir [in formally polite address, regardless of social rank]
gentlewoman[formally polite address] madam
goldenresplendent, dazzling, richly dressed
gowndressing-gown, nightgown
greetaddress, offer a salutation, acknowledge in words
greetingaddress, speech , discourse
habiliment(usually plural) clothes, dress, attire, outfit
habitdress, clothing, costume
habitdress, clothe, costume
habitedclothed, dressed, clad
harnessdress in armour, arm, equip
ininto the dressing-room at the back of the stage
investclothe, dress, adorn
kirtledress, gown
lack-linenbadly dressed, disreputable
laundrylaundress
Lauralady addressed in Petrarch’s love poetry
l'envoyexplanation, exposition, address
liveryarray in a livery, dress up
masterdignified form of address to a professional person
mean-apparelledhumbly dressed, in poor clothes
motleyin the distinctive [multicoloured] dress of a fool
motleydistinctive dress of a fool
mouse[in playful address] little one
nightgowndressing-gown
Ovocalization used before a direct address [to a person, thing, concept, etc]
offendressfemale offender
prankdress up, deck out, adorn
prankdress up, deck out, bedeck
prickdress up, deck out
raggeddressed in rags, unkempt, tattered
raimentclothing, clothes, dress
readydressed, clothed
recompensecompensate, redress, make restitution
redressrelief, assistance, help, comfort
redressremedy, amendment, improvement
redressrepair, remedy, put right
rightset right, vindicate, give redress
salutegreet, welcome, address
ship-tirefashionable head-dress shaped like a ship
sober-suitedsedately dressed
speakaddress, talk to, call upon
stylemode of address, formal title
suitdress, clothe, equip
suitclothing, dress, garb
suiteddressed up, set out, adapted
superscriptaddress, heading, opening
superscriptionaddress, direction [on a letter]
taffetyfinely dressed, showy, overdressed
tag-ragraggedly dressed; riff-raff, rabble
tirehead-dress, ornament for the head, raiment
tire-valiantfine head-dress
tiringhair-dressing
tiring-housedressing-room, theatrical green room
trickdecorate, adorn, dress up
trimdress, attire, make [oneself] ready
trimmedfinely dressed, decked out
unbreechednot dressed in breeches
uncasetake off outer garments, undress
unprovidedunprepared, not properly dressed
unreadyundressed, unclothed
untentedtoo deep to be cleansed with lint [tent], undressed
wagtail[contemptuous form of address] tail-wagger, bower and scraper
wearingclothing, dress, garments
weed(plural) garments, dress, clothes
well-apparelledwell-dressed, nicely adorned
worshiphighly respectful term of address

Thesaurus

 126 result(s).
addressl'envoy
addressgreeting
addressassail
addressenvoy
addressencounter
addresssalute
addressboard
addressbespeak
addressgreet
addresssuperscript
addressspeak
addresssuperscription
address proposals toassay
address, highly respectful term ofworship
address, make a formaladdress
address, mode ofstyle
address, polite form ofaddition
armour, dress inharness
breeches, not dressed inunbreeched
bride, dressed as abride-habited
dignified form of address to a professional personmaster
dresscaparison
dressfrock
dresscloth
dresskirtle
dresstrim
dressfurniture
dressinvest
dressfurnish
dresssuit
dressapparel
dresssuit
dresswearing
dressweed
dresshabit
dressabiliment
dresshabiliment
dressaddress
dressgear
dressarray
dressraiment
dressarray
dresshabit
dress in a robeenrobe
dress in armourharness
dress of a foolmotley
dress uplivery
dress upapparel
dress upprick
dress upprank
dress upprank
dress uptrick
dress, gap in acut
dress, pocket on the front of a woman'sbosom
dress, richbravery
dressedcaparisoned
dressedhabited
dressedready
dressedbedded
dressed as a bridebride-habited
dressed in ragsragged
dressed upsuited
dressed, badlylack-linen
dressed, finelybrisk
dressed, finelytrimmed
dressed, finelytaffety
dressed, humblymean-apparelled
dressed, not properlyunprovided
dressed, raggedlytag-rag
dressed, richlygolden
dressed, sedatelysober-suited
dressed, smartlyfine
dressed, splendidlybravely
dressed, wellwell-apparelled
dresser, showyfantastic
dressingdecking
dressing-gowngown
dressing-gownnightgown
dressing-roomtiring-house
dressing-room at the back of the stage, into thein
fine head-dresstire-valiant
finely dressedbrisk
finely dressedtaffety
finely dressedtrimmed
fool, dress of amotley
fool, in the distinctive dress of amotley
gap in a dresscut
girl, shabbily dressed dowdy
hair-dressingtiring
head-dresscap
head-dresstire
head-dressattire
head-dress shaped like a shipship-tire
head-dress, finetire-valiant
humbly dressedmean-apparelled
laundresslaundry
mode of addressstyle
ornaments on a dress, tiny shining aglet
overdressedtaffety
pocket on the front of a woman's dressbosom
polite form of addressaddition
proposals, addressassay
raggedly dressedtag-rag
rags, dressed inragged
redressrecompense
redress, giveright
respectful term of address, highlyworship
rich dressbravery
richly dressedgolden
robe, dress in aenrobe
room, theatre dressingtiring-house
sedately dressedsober-suited
ship, head-dress shaped like aship-tire
smartly dressedfine
splendidly dressedbravely
stage, into the dressing-room at the back of thein
style of addressaddition
tail-wagger [contemptuous form of address]wagtail
undressuncase
undressdiscase
undressdevest
undressedflayed
undresseduntented
undressedunready
well-dressedwell-apparelled
window-dressingfurnishing

Themes and Topics

 2 result(s).
Clothing...garters, skirt, stockings). a number of dress -making terms are brought together in th...
...ether in the description of katherina’s dress by the tailor in ts iv.iii.120,ff.  ...
...i.ii.363 m soft brimless head-dress cap ts iv.iii.70 ...
... f loose-fitting decorative head-dress cap r3 iii.vii.35 ...
...i.vii.35 m soft brimless head-dress coif wt iv.iv.226 ...
...i.iv.18 f ornamental gap in a dress to show the colour underneath ...
... m, f long coat or tunic; gown, dress gaberdine mv i.iii....
... kirtle 2h4 ii.iv.268 f dress , gown lace wt iii.i...
Frequently Encountered Words (FEW)...ed steedsapparel (n.)clothes, clothing, dress ham iii.ii.45 [hamlet to players] one su...
...r grace?ts induction.2.100 [sly to page dress ed as sly’s wife] i fare well fare...
...f fashion glass (n.) 2--4,(v.)habit (n.)dress , clothing, costumecym v.i.30 [posthumus...

Words Families

 7 result(s).
Word FamilyWord Family GroupWords
DRESSBASICdress n, dress v, dressing n
DRESSOBJECTdresser n
DRESSNOTundress v, undressed adj
UNDRESSBASICsee DRESS
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