Translation of dress in Spanish:

dress

vestido, n.

Pronunciation /drɛs//drɛs/

noun

  • 1

    (for woman, girl)
    vestido masculine
    • This just shows white dresses don't have to be boring and can vary a lot.
    • She wore a long dark blue and light blue striped collared dress with short sleeves.
    • Others appeared to float in broad tutu dresses worn with matching gossamer-light chiffon veil coats.
    • Women wear one-piece calico or cotton dresses, or loose blouses and skirts.
    • And Suzy has to wear a bridesmaid dress the like of which has not been seen since 1983.
    • Chiffon was the fabric of the night: everything from asymmetrical tops to strapless panel dresses was made in chiffon.
    • She also hit the mark with her black silk flower print strapless dresses with their asymmetrical handkerchief hemlines.
    • The bridesmaids wore Hawaiian-print dresses, a fashion mode echoed in the groomsmen's shirts.
    • Her figure expressed itself entirely through her flashy, expensive dresses and garments.
    • An abiding memory for me will be the girls in their colourful dresses sitting on the lawn as they wait to leave, laughing and singing.
    • Leoni wore a gold silk evening dress and silk top hat, while Deborah opted for a jacket, waistcoat, gold cravat and black trousers.
    • I have a new spaghetti-strap dress I want to wear to our family Christmas party.
    • The one thing you know about every single female character in Weiner's books is what dress size she wears.
    • The girls were all in simple woollen dresses and white linen smocks, their hair tied mostly in ponytails.
    • Some designers showed fur as a trim - around the necklines or hemlines of dresses, or on the collars and cuffs of sweaters and jackets.
    • The chief bridesmaid Sheryl Chiffin and bridesmaids Clare Scott and Amy Smith wore ballerina-length ivory silk dresses edged in plum pink.
    • I've seen guests wear black dresses at weddings and thought nothing of it.
    • She wore a black sleeveless dress and a black hat.
    • All the dresses and garments were well made, but I just can't see the theme of this collection.
    • Casual wear, evening dresses, classical gowns and avant-garde bra-style tops are all denim.
  • 2

    (clothing, style of dressing)
    the local dress el traje típico del lugar
    • they arrived in formal dress llegaron vestidos de etiqueta
    • actors in period dress actores con traje(s) de época
    • they adopted Western dress adoptaron el modo de vestir / la vestimenta occidental
    • he took great care over his dress se preocupaba mucho por su atuendo / su indumentaria
    • she has good/no dress sense tiene buen gusto/mal gusto para vestirse

transitive verb

  • 1

    • 1.1(put clothes on)

      vestir
      to get dressed vestirse
      • I'm not dressed no estoy vestido
      • she wasn't dressed for the occasion no estaba vestida de forma adecuada para la ocasión
      • she was well/badly dressed iba bien/mal vestida
      • a smartly dressed woman una mujer elegantemente vestida
      • he was dressed in white/rags/uniform iba (vestido) de blanco/con harapos/de uniforme
      • she was dressed in a kimono llevaba (puesto) un kimono
      • She continued talking as she dressed.
      • After all, it's no mean trick dressing a sleeping baby in a tiny clown outfit, complete with pointy hat!
      • She commented quite snarkily on how Mrs. Roberts dressed her children just too perfectly in their Sunday clothes to go to the White House.
      • Mr Barry is able to wash, prepare limited snack meals and dress himself.
      • They had always spoiled me when I was younger, buying me things I didn't want or need, dressing me up in clothes I didn't like.
      • You quickly get dressed and go downstairs, wondering what the contractor left behind or forgot to do that brought him back unannounced.
      • I didn't shower, or get dressed, or take care of myself for near on a week.
      • She showered quickly and then dressed into the same clothes once again, since they hadn't been dirtied since she put them on.
      • I went to the bathroom to shower, put on my makeup and get dressed.
      • Your mother and I taught you the ways of the Indians and dressed you in Indian clothes.
      • The urban propensity to dress babies with fancy clothes makes them more vulnerable to malaria.
      • By then I am pretty much awake and feeling more friendly - so I take a shower and get dressed.
      • I blinked a few times before rising from the bed to get dressed and showered for school.
      • He dresses her in frilly clothes and surrounds her with stuffed animals and dolls.
      • He helped me to the bed and dressed me.
      • I have to question the clothes my parents dressed me in back then.
      • The women begin their task, washing the body, dressing it in robes, and preparing it for the funeral ceremony to come.
      • He tossed out a velvet blue gown to her and told her to get dressed quickly and come back out.
      • How can anyone make a ‘big is beautiful’ movie and then dress the girl like she's been through a trash compacter to shave off a few inches?
      • Dad banged on the door and that was my signal to get out of the hot, steaming shower and get dressed.
      • Back at the house, we were dressed in normal clothes once again.
      • But as for dressing them the same, Lana makes sure she keeps the twins' individuality.
      • I bathed them, dressed them, fed them, changed their bandages, lifted them out of wheelchairs and into beds.
      • She was still wrapped in the clothes Sebastain dressed her with.
      • Cathryn was not quite sure what to make of this for she could see no logical reason for dressing her in these clothes.
      • He took him in, washed him, fed him, dressed him, and got him new identity papers.
      • I dress, come back downstairs, brush my teeth, brush my hair and put it in a ponytail.
      • Confused, she looked around, and found John dressing in the other side of the room.
      • I had barely enough time to shower and get dressed before the Andrews came.
      • With lightning speed I jump out of the sleeping bag and get dressed as quickly as possible.
      • She joins Grace at the change table and watches as Grace finishes dressing the baby.
      • The nurses had dressed their baby, wrapped him in a blanket and given them the opportunity to hold him.
      • The woman claimed the defendant punched the man and dislocated his shoulder, so he could not get dressed very quickly.
      • It was a warm afternoon in June and I was dressing for a party that evening.
      • I wrapped a towel around myself after my shower and left the bathroom to get dressed.
      • I'd better hurry up, have my shower and get dressed or I'll be late for lunch.
      • I get dressed quickly and sit on the small love seat in the living area.
      • Once they had left he dressed and returned to where he had left his car.
      • Every morning Mama would dress him in nice clothes, comb his straight light brown hair, and make sure his face and hands were clean.
      • Jocelyn had just finished a rehearsal and was dressing to head home.

    • 1.2(provide clothes for)

      vestir
      she's dressed by Balmain la viste Balmain

  • 2

    • 2.1Cooking
      (prepare)

      (chicken/fish) preparar
      dressed crab cangrejo preparado masculine
      • The acidity of the soursop varies: the pulp of some fruits can be eaten raw, while others have to be dressed with sugar to make them palatable.
      • Anyway I was dressing a salmon… which quite obviously I have overpoached.
      • We chose to share a dressed crab with lemon dill mayonnaise.
      • Doug delivers freshly dressed chickens, eggs and a growing list of other farm-fresh products to 10 gourmet restaurants.

    • 2.2Cooking
      (season)

      (salad) aliñar
      • They both offer wonderfully subtle and sweet tastes, best brought out by a salad dressed with a sharp and tangy vinaigrette.
      • The first comprised six flavoursome langoustines in a tempura batter as light as a prawn cracker, served on salad dressed with an interesting sweet basil oil.
      • This vinaigrette is incredibly flexible - it can be used for dressing salads, glazing braised fish, or to marinate cooked potatoes.
      • For instance, serve veggie hot dogs with a leafy salad dressed with oil and vinegar rather than canned baked beans.
      • When I'm trying to be sensible I do a rocket leaf salad dressed with aged balsamic vinegar from Tesco's.
      • A good accompaniment is a green salad dressed with olive oil and Dijon mustard.
      • Serve immediately or at room temperature - it would be nicely complemented by a salad dressed with walnut oil.
      • There's also a tiny heart of cabbage, blanched and dressed with vinaigrette.
      • Cholestrol levels must be the last thing on the minds of most of the guests who seem to love salads that have been dressed in creamy mayonnaise sauce.
      • The classic accompaniment of tartines is a green salad, dressed with a vinaigrette that can even be in accordance to the theme.
      • More mature cheeses are firmer and can be crumbled over pasta or soup, or grilled and served on a salad dressed with walnut oil.
      • Place a goat's cheese burger on top, then some relish, a few salad leaves dressed in vinaigrette, and top with the lid.
      • With them came two mild, home-pickled onions, six cornichons and some fashionable salad leaves dressed only in olive oil, bizarrely, and not great oil at that.
      • The salad should not be dressed in this way until the instant before it is wanted for table.
      • Mix equal parts low fat mayonnaise and yogurt and use to dress coleslaw or potato salad.
      • Salads are piquantly dressed, potatoes sautéed in duck fat are copiously served and the house wine, a young Cotes du Rhone, is more than adequate.
      • Serve with an arugula salad dressed with a tangy vinaigrette.
      • The duck leg was melt-in-the-mouth delicious, accompanied by fried potato slices and a delicate garden salad dressed as only a French chef can.
      • Conversely potato salad should be dressed while hot, so that the cooling potatoes suck in the dressing.
      • Serve polenta with cherry tomato halves lightly dressed with an herb vinaigrette.

  • 3

    • 3.1Medicine

      (wound) vendar
      • That is why more serious burns need to be dressed and kept clean to help prevent this whilst the skin heals.
      • Often, self-harm is hidden, with its victims becoming expert in dressing their own injuries.
      • Shannon was the one who dressed my wounds and dried my tears.
      • She made her way to her room to clean and dress the wound.
      • The skin wound was dressed with gauze, and sterile plaster wool was applied.
      • The nurse cleaned and dressed the arm, and then arranged again for surgery clinic follow-up.
      • Of course, his first instinct was to dress the wounds, to stop the bleeding.
      • After he was finished, the woman dressed his sore wounds with a cooling salve.
      • Without words, she pulled out a bandage from one of his bags and began dressing the wound.
      • She learned to dress wounds and the proper techniques for transferring surgical patients.
      • I went to my general practitioner and had the wound dressed by a nurse at the surgery.
      • The wound is dressed with gauze, which is taped into place.
      • The plaintiff was taken to Humber Hospital where her leg was reduced, the wound dressed and a leg splint applied.
      • I propped Gary up against the building and began to dress his wounds.
      • Adam never saw the heartache his father endured as he cleaned and dressed his son's injuries.
      • After dressing my wound, the local pharmacist even gave me a lollipop.
      • The incision then was dressed with self-adhesive wound approximating strips.
      • There was a long pause while Adrian and Brad continued to clean and dress the wounds.

    • 3.2

      (skins) adobar
      (skins) curtir
      (stone) labrar
      • Stone was dressed in different ways as time and technology advanced.
      • Now it resembled a low fortress wall with blocks of stone evenly cut and dressed, and white lines to guide devotees on moonless nights.
      • Some of the old colonial flavour remains in the charming dressed stone church of St John in the Wilderness.
      • On the exterior walls, 240 dressed and corner stones had to be redone and the top floor needed to be completely replaced.
      • This crosses the valley on a solid structure, built of dressed stone facing a rubble core.
      • The building is made of dressed stone and rendered walls, coloured rendered concrete walls and rammed earth walls.
      • Officers complained that it was extremely difficult to keep the full dress uniform presentable, since the lace dirtied the white cloth, and the brimstone used to dress the cloth damaged the lace.
      • This is the first time that the use of dressed stone masonry is made, a major step in the evolution of building construction.
      • All new stone was found on the site, and was dressed and laid by local craftsmen.
      • The well-house is built of dressed stone with a squared-off doorway out of which flows a vigorous stream.
      • Every stone has to be dressed, which means that for every week of building with stone, it takes two days to prepare the stone.

  • 4

    (fertilize)
    (field/topsoil) abonar
    • Grass staggers is brought about by a diet that is too high in protein, a condition found in rapidly growing pasture, especially on ground that has been heavily dressed with fertilizer.
    • Feed your plants by side dressing with a vegetable fertilizer same as you would in the spring.
    • At the correct times the ground about the trees was dressed with sea-sand manure.
  • 5

    (decorate)
    (Christmas tree) adornar
    (Christmas tree) decorar
    (shop window) arreglar
    (shop window) decorar
    • Let us dress our ship as befits a brigand who shows her heels to the pursuers.
    • Thereafter, Hopesay Parish Council has maintained the tree dressing custom, which is unique in Britain.
    • During the 1800s, dressing the wells in the village was hugely popular.
    • It was about this time of year - everyone was preparing for the holidays, doing their Christmas shopping, dressing the tree and putting up decorations.
    • We've kept it simple, warm and welcoming, and have avoided the urge to dress it with rambling roses and ornament of any kind.
    • In summer you dine at beautifully dressed tables on a terrace overlooking the valley - the 18th-century estate is surrounded by olive groves.
    • The custom of dressing a black poplar known as the Arbor Tree with flags on flagpoles every 29 May is unique in Britain.
    • We scored snazzy socks, gloves, jewelry and barrettes at the dollar store to finish dressing our door doll.
    • To enhance the city centre atmosphere for the event, businesses are encouraged to keep the themes of the shows in mind when dressing their windows.
    • The competition has become a huge success and has encouraged shop owners to use their imagination in dressing their shop windows for Christmas.
    • The wreck is dressed in beautiful soft corals of all colours.
    • A number of shops are dressing their windows with a nautical theme and some local pubs and restaurants are offering seaside specials.
    • The friends hold their first tree dressing festival, with more than 150 children taking part.
    • Take some of the pressure out of dressing your home for the holidays by decorating for the longer winter season rather than for just one specific occasion.
    • Then we'll come home, drag the tree from its packaging, set it up and dress it, and Christmas will begin.
    • Ships were dressed with flags and sailors climbed the rigging or stood on decks, caps in hand, to cheer the Queen.
    • Stones like emerald, ruby, blue, sapphire, jade, onex, aquamarine, malakite and peridot are used for dressing the pieces.
    • If windows are behind a cooking surface, they should not be dressed with flammable window treatments.
  • 6

    Military
    (troops/company) alinear
    • Soldiers dress by one another in ranks, and the body collectively by some given object.
    • The battalion dressed its ranks with precision.
    • There was no time to dress ranks properly, and unit organization went by the board as the troopers struggled to form front.
    • The halberds of infantry sergeants were carried as a symbol of their authority and used to dress the ranks.

intransitive verb

  • 1

    • 1.1(put on, wear clothes)

      vestirse
      he always dresses in black siempre (se) viste de negro
      • she dresses very well (se) viste muy bien
      • to dress to the right/left cargar a la derecha/izquierda
      • She wore black, and dressed in long skirts with shirt collars buttoned at the throat.
      • Both Nicky and Georgina were dressed casually, with Nicky wearing jeans and a baseball cap while Georgina wore jeans and a floral top.
      • Some were attired in figure-hugging minis, some were dressed in sparkling evening wear and a few in casuals.
      • The men were wearing balaclavas and dressed in black jackets with a gold band along the bottom like a uniform.
      • It's a challenge on every level - so you begin dressing nicely, wearing some perfume, maybe even a sexy pair of heels.
      • Although conservatively dressed, he wore a gold watch chain on his grey waistcoat and designer black leather shoes.
      • Instead of the white satin gown and lace veil Elizabeth had worn, Inger simply dressed in her Sunday best.
      • As I went into private practice, I made sure that my shoes always shone and dressed sharply, always wearing freshly laundered shirts to court.
      • They are all dressed similarly, most wearing the same blue jacket and hat as the man who has just spoken to me in English.
      • ‘We have to do a do a couple of walks, one dressed in sports wear and one dressed in evening wear,’ he said.
      • Since we were partying on the Southside I dressed accordingly and wore black jeans and a black Sex Pistols tank top.
      • Her attacker, who was dressed in black and wearing a balaclava, grabbed her from behind and held a knife to her throat, before escaping with her handbag.
      • She doesn't dress flamboyantly, instead wearing a black t-shirt and jeans.
      • On stage he would be dressed in evening wear, a bowler hat and a stainless steel waistcoat.
      • They do not wear uniforms but are dressed in black or civilian clothes, United States officials said.
      • He dresses in overalls and wears a tall straw hat.
      • Club officials will be giving patrons dressed in beach wear an entry form to complete which will be put into a barrel for the cash draw after the fourth race.
      • She dressed conservatively, wore little makeup and was unpretentious.
      • She dresses normally, wearing dark jeans, and a pale pink tee shirt, but she doesn't have a trace of make up on her face.
      • I noted some boys who looked quite plain, dressed in jeans and sports t-shirts.

    • 1.2(dress formally)

      we don't dress for dinner no nos cambiamos para cenar

  • 2

    Military
    alinearse
    dress right! ¡vista a la derecha!