Definition of Evening dress

1. Noun. Attire to wear on formal occasions in the evening.

Definition of Evening dress

1. Noun. An elegant dress worn by women, especially for social events in the evening, evening gown ¹

2. Noun. formal attire worn for evening social events. ¹

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Evening Dress

evening-primrose family
evening bag
evening clothes
evening dress (current term)
evening dresses
evening glove
evening gown
evening grosbeak
evening gun
evening lychnis
evening out
evening primrose
evening shift
evening shirt
evening star
evening stars
evening trumpet flower

Literary usage of Evening dress

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Things Chinese: Being Notes on Various Subjects Connected with China by James Dyer Ball (1893)
"There is no exposure of their person, as there is in the evening dress amongst European ladies; ... evening dress ..."

2. The Bookman (1910)
"Looking about him in the stalls, the visitor perceives that everybody, without exception, is in evening dress and is the sort of person he would gladly ask ..."

3. Our Deportment: Or, the Manners, Conduct, and Dress of the Most Refined by John H. Young (1881)
"It will be seen that morning and evening dress for gentlemen varies as much as it does for ladies. It is decidedly out of place for a gentleman to wear a ..."

4. Southern France Including Corsica: Handbook for Travellers by Karl Baedeker (Firm) (1907)
"2 Гг., fauteuils de la 'grande loge' 5-8, fauteuils d'orchestre 4i/2-7, stalles d'orchestre 3-4, parterre numéroté 2-21/2 fr. ; evening dress in the best ..."

5. The Standard Index of Short Stories, 1900-1914 by Francis James Hannigan (1918)
"evening dress. Z. Gale. Everybody's 21;675 N '09 Evening of pleasure. CB De Camp. Harper 104:174 D '01 Evening* at Simeon's store. GS Wasson. ..."

6. Miscellanies by William Makepeace Thackeray (1877)
"Punctual, I say, to the hour of five, which Mr. and Mrs. Raymond Gray had appointed, a youth of an elegant appearance, in a neat evening-dress, whose trim ..."

7. Friendship Village Love Stories by Zona Gale (1909)
"evening dress I HAVE said that Daphne Street has been paved within the past year, but I had not heard of the manner in which the miracle had been wrought ..."

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