evening dress


  • WordNet 3.6
    • n evening dress attire to wear on formal occasions in the evening
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: When Elizabeth I of Russia died in 1762, 15,000 dresses were found in her closets. She used to change what she was wearing two and even three times an evening.
    • Evening dress the costume prescribed by fashion for evening receptions, dinners, balls, &c
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  • Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
    “For age is opportunity no less than youth itself, though in another dress, and as the evening twilight fades away, the sky is filled with stars, invisible by day.”


Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
O. Fr. dresser, to prepare—L. dirigĕre, directum, to direct.


In literature:

A man had to put on evening dress for the occasion, and carry a bouquet with him.
"Home Life in Germany" by Mrs. Alfred Sidgwick
Hardy had never seen Louisa before in her evening dress.
"Good Luck" by L. T. Meade
He wore a light overcoat over his evening dress, and had evidently spent his evening out.
"Our Bessie" by Rosa Nouchette Carey
Maggie had been kind to Tildy once or twice, and had even given the general a cast-off dress of her own.
"The School Queens" by L. T. Meade
A moment later, Bertha, in her evening dress, looking pretty and excited, ran downstairs.
"The Time of Roses" by L. T. Meade
Do you mean evening dress for one dinner-party or a succession of dinner-parties?
"Lover or Friend" by Rosa Nouchette Carey
She was still fully dressed, even in her fur cloak and mittens.
"Shaman" by Robert Shea
He was in elegant evening dress.
"A Nest of Spies" by Pierre Souvestre
But a woodland scene in England, the old home across the seas, even surpasses all in the glory of its autumn dress.
"Brighter Britain! (Volume 1 of 2)" by William Delisle Hay
He can even fit a new head-dress on the lovely hair, and add the puffed sleeves below the short ones.
"Holbein" by Beatrice Fortescue
They are all well dressed who come here; on a festival day even the poor can be dressed well.
"The Soul of a People" by H. Fielding
Roland was in full evening dress.
"A Singer from the Sea" by Amelia Edith Huddleston Barr
I am afraid I was rather a bear, and declined even to invest in evening dress.
"My Autobiography" by F. Max Müller
He had just finished his dinner when the swing doors opened and a man came into the room with a lady in evening dress.
"The Phantom Lover" by Ruby M. Ayres
He looked a bishop who had got into a layman's evening dress by mistake.
"The Cup of Fury" by Rupert Hughes
Mrs. Tiralla's dress no longer flew about as it had done during the first part of the evening.
"Absolution" by Clara Viebig
He had a big ulster and he was in evening dress.
"Aliens" by William McFee
I'd need a dress, too, I thought, if I ever did go out with Larry in the evening ... but that could wait.
"Exile from Space" by Judith Merril
All three then hurried off to dress for the evening.
"Pride" by Eugène Sue
I guessed that both of them were armed, and there I was, in evening dress without so much as a pocket knife!
"The Man with the Double Heart" by Muriel Hine

In poetry:

I only have one dress,
worn thin and faded,
but it will last an eternity
even before God, perhaps.
"Song Of The Orphan" by Rainer Maria Rilke
I’ll even sketch you as you are
In Herrick’s style of carelessness,
Not overstocked with things that bar
An ample view—to wit, with dress.
"Black Lizzie" by Henry Kendall
I love all that thou lovest,
Spirit of Delight!
The fresh Earth in new leaves dressed,
And the starry night;
Autumn evening, and the morn
When the golden mists are born.
"Invocation" by Percy Bysshe Shelley
Pacing in a colorful dressing gown,
Its hem dragging the floor, he said:
“Even Socrates himself is helpless here.
You, idiot! Look around you!”
“Thanks a lot....”
"The Seeker" by Sasha Chernyi
Virgins promised when I died,
That they would each primrose-tide
Duly, morn and evening, come,
And with flowers dress my tomb.
—Having promised, pay your debts
Maids, and here strew violets.
"An Epitaph Upon A Child" by Robert Herrick
In England, there is wide unrest,
They tell me who should know; and yet
I saw but hedges, gayly dressed,
And eyes where love and kindness met;
Yes, love and kindness, met and made
Soft sunshine even in the shade.
"In England" by Ella Wheeler Wilcox

In news:

Even the Empire State Building dresses for the holiday In New York City.
Even better, the dressing doesn't turn brown, so you don't need to use it up all at once.
I'd like it to be small enough to look right with evening dresses and large enough to accommodate my iPhone.
The venue, caterer and dress were paid for and ready for the big day, even if the bride was not.
Vanessa Minnillo is documenting every moment of her son Camden 's first Thanksgiving -- and she even shared a picture of the 10-week-old dressed in a festive outfit with her Twitter followers.
Campers dressed in their best Halloween costumes, some even acting in their own spooky display.
Make Your Vegetables Even Healthier With Fatty Salad Dressing.
She loves dressing up and is a very happy dog meeting kids, adults, dogs and even cats.
One Shoulder With Slim Column Shape Skirt Hot Sell Evening Dress.
Last year's first LACMA Art + Film Gala certainly delivered - only to be topped by an amazing crowd and even better dresses this year.
Even in the August heat, Oklahoma State assistant coach Gunter Brewer dresses for winter.
Plenty of kids and kids at heart will be dressing up like their favorite super-heroes this weekend, and some fans of the genre make their devotion even more permanent — with tattoos.
You may have eaten the last of the turkey and dressing, and you may even have run into Santa Claus a time or two over the weekend.
Most, if not all, even inspire little kids to dress up as one for Halloween.
Even the act of getting dressed can pose dilemmas of choice and identity for Americans with a distinct ethnic identity.

In science:

First of all, it may be useful at renormalization of the dressed R.-S. field propagator even if we require the spin-1/2 components to be unphysical.
Generalized lagrangian of the Rarita--Schwinger field
Notice that there is a subtle cancellation so that this expression does even have a ’dressed’ pole (τ2q)−1 , unlike K 3 models.
Gauge Threshold Corrections for N = 2 Heterotic Local Models with Flux, and Mock Modular Forms
Even though we were able to establish such a relation from the integral equations determining the dressed vertex in certain limiting cases, these results did depend on model details and will thus not be displayed here.
Dynamical vertex mass generation and chiral symmetry breaking on the light-front
Ideally, one would of course prefer to average over dressed paths [Eq. (A.15b)], which “know” about the effects of interactions due to the role that i ˜Seff plays in determining the saddle point tra jectories. (Even more ideally, one would also take into account fluctuations about these dressed paths).
Influence Functional for Decoherence of Interacting Electrons in Disordered Conductors
Therefore, even if (A.1) could be solved, there is little chance that the resulting dressed interaction could be effectively used in a perturbative approach starting from the non-interacting electrons Hamiltonian.
Many-Body Physics and Quantum Chaos
We analyze the tra jectories of atoms in dressed magnetic potentials and we show that, as expected from , the Land´e factor is modifed, and can even be set to zero.
Radio-frequency induced ground state degeneracy in a Chromium Bose-Einstein condensate
For the sake of illustration of this specification, assume that individuals of population 1 like to be properly dressed at the beach and individuals of population 2 enjoy to be naked (b>0), but even more than doing what they like, everybody prefers to conform with the behavior of the interaction partners (c>b ).
Cooperation, Norms, and Revolutions: A Unified Game-Theoretical Approach