1 adj If you are dressed, you are wearing clothes rather than being naked or wearing your night clothes. If you getdressed, you put on your clothes.
usu v-link ADJ
He was fully dressed, including shoes..., He went into his bedroom to get dressed.
2 adj If you are dressed in a particular way, you are wearing clothes of a particular colour or kind. v-link ADJ in/as n, adv ADJ ...a tall thin woman dressed in black. →
1 adj If someone is dressed up, they are wearing special clothes, in order to look smarter than usual or in order to disguise themselves.
usu v-link ADJ
You're all dressed up. Are you going somewhere?...
2 adj If you say that something is dressed upas something else, you mean that someone has tried to make it more acceptable or attractive by making it seem like that other thing.
v-link ADJ as/in n (disapproval)
He tried to organise things so that the trip would be dressed up as a UN mission.
dressed up to the nines
well-dressed , well dressed
Someone who is well-dressed is wearing smart or elegant clothes. adj
She's always well dressed.
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