from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • transitive v. To dress or clothe, especially in fine or elaborate garments.
  • n. Clothing or array; apparel.
  • n. The antlers of a deer.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. One's dress; what one wears; one's clothes.
  • n. The single horn of a deer or stag.
  • v. To dress or garb.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. Dress; clothes; headdress; anything which dresses or adorns; esp., ornamental clothing.
  • n. The antlers, or antlers and scalp, of a stag or buck.
  • n. The internal parts of a flower, included within the calyx and the corolla.
  • transitive v. To dress; to array; to adorn; esp., to clothe with elegant or splendid garments.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • To dress; clothe; array; adorn.
  • n. Dress; clothes; garb; apparel.
  • n. A dress or costume; an article of apparel.
  • n. plural In heraldry, the horns of a hart, when used as a bearing.
  • n. In botany, the stamens collectively.
  • n. Synonyms Raiment, array, costume, suit, toilet, wardrobe.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. clothing of a distinctive style or for a particular occasion
  • v. put on special clothes to appear particularly appealing and attractive


Middle English atiren, from Old French atirier : a-, to (from Latin ad-; see ad-) + tire, order, rank; see tier1.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From Old French atirier ("to equip"), from a- + tire ("rank"), akin to German Zier ("ornament") and Old Norse tírr ("glory, renown"). (Wiktionary)



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