Definition of Overdress

1. Verb. Dress too warmly. "You should not overclothe the child--she will be too hot"

Exact synonyms: Overclothe
Generic synonyms: Apparel, Clothe, Dress, Enclothe, Fit Out, Garb, Garment, Habilitate, Raiment, Tog
Antonyms: Underdress



2. Verb. Put on special clothes to appear particularly appealing and attractive. "The young girls were all fancied up for the party"
Exact synonyms: Attire, Deck Out, Deck Up, Dress Up, Fancy Up, Fig Out, Fig Up, Get Up, Gussy Up, Prink, Rig Out, Tog Out, Tog Up, Trick Out, Trick Up
Specialized synonyms: Dress, Plume, Preen, Primp, Prank, Tart Up, Enrobe, Bedizen, Dizen
Related verbs: Dress, Dress Up, Costume, Dress Up
Generic synonyms: Dress, Get Dressed
Derivative terms: Attire, Getup, Rigout
Also: Dress
Antonyms: Dress Down, Underdress

Definition of Overdress

1. v. t. To dress or adorn to excess; to dress too much.

Definition of Overdress

1. Verb. To wear too many clothes for a particular occasion. ¹

2. Verb. To wear clothing which is too elaborate or formal for a particular occasion. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Overdress

1. [v -ED, -ING, -ES]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Overdress

overdramatises
overdramatising
overdramatization
overdramatizations
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overdramatizes
overdramatizing
overdrank
overdraught
overdraw
overdrawing
overdrawn
overdraws
overdreep
overdress (current term)
overdressed
overdresses
overdressing
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overdribble
overdribbled
overdribbles
overdribbling
overdried
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overdrink
overdrinking
overdrinks
overdrive

Literary usage of Overdress

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1. The History of Norfolk, Virginina: A Review of Important Events and by Harrison W. Burton (1877)
"Mrs. WG Elliott, white tarlatan, with white satin bodice and overdress; ... Miss Belle Tunstall, blue tarlatan, white lace overdress ; pearl ornaments. ..."

2. The History of Norfolk, Virginia: A Review of Important Events and Incidents by H W Burton (1877)
"Mrs. S. Forrest, Portsmouth, rich black silk, overdress black lace, collar and ruffles of white lace; pearl and diamond ornaments. ..."

3. Centennial Exposition Described and Illustrated: Being a Concise and Graphic by J. S. Ingram (1876)
"Another of yellow silk had an overdress of point de Venise lace. ... Another dress was of light blue and pink silks, with an overdress of Valenciennes lace, ..."

4. New Japan, the Land of the Rising Sun: Its Annals During the Past Twenty by Samuel Mossman (1873)
"The Emperor was attired in a rich purple silk, with overdress of white, ... The sleeves of the overdress were wide and full, and reached nearly to the floor ..."

5. The Drygoodsman's Handy Dictionary by Frank Manning Adams (1912)
"overdress.—A dress of lace, netting, chiffon, or other transparent material ... A draped overdress worn outside the main dress skirt, once very fashionable. ..."

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